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Newton Harrison, a Founder of the Eco-Art Movement, Dies at 89

Newton Harrison, who with his wife, Helen Mayer Harrison, was a founder of the eco-art movement, creating work that married science, cartography, biology, urban planning, agriculture and other disciplines, died on Sept. 4 at his home in Santa Cruz, Calif….

A Key to Controlling Emissions: More Buildings in a City’s Unused Spaces

This article is part of Climate Solutions, a special report on efforts to make a difference, coinciding with The New York Times Climate Forward conference and Climate Week NYC. Just south of the River Thames in the heart of London,…

Why Do Some People in New Jersey Suddenly Have So Many Reusable Bags?

Nicole Kramaritsch of Roxbury, N.J., has 46 bags just sitting in her garage. Brian Otto has 101 of them, so many that he’s considering sewing them into blackout curtains for his baby’s bedroom. (So far, that idea has gone nowhere.)…

New York Developers Rush to Reduce Emissions as Hefty Fines Loom

Worried about higher temperatures, more frequent and intense rainfall and rising seas that are nibbling away at New York’s coastal edges, the City Council enacted Local Law 97 in 2019 as part of a pioneering legislative package aimed at reducing…

The Climate Bill’s “Greenflation” Will Be Worth It

This essay has been updated to reflect news developments. Though the average price of gasoline in the United States has dropped to about $4 per gallon, down from a high of around $5 in mid-June, rapidly increasing energy prices are…

N.Y.C. Will Expand Compost Pickup to Queens in October

What happens to food scraps in the garbage is both gross (rats, garbage juice) and weighty (methane emissions, climate crisis). In New York, the fate of old food has recently inflamed passions and caused a political stink. But now, the…

Así lucha el gobierno de Singapur contra el calor y la humedad

SINGAPUR — La temperatura había llegado a 30 grados Celsius y seguía en ascenso. La humedad era del 75 por ciento. El sol deslumbraba desde los edificios altos. Catorce voluntarios, seis climatólogos y un carrito biometeorológico llamado Smarty se aprestaban…

How Hot and Humid Singapore Is Trying to Cool Itself Down

SINGAPORE — The temperature had reached 86 degrees and was climbing. Humidity measured in at 75 percent. Sunshine glinted off the tall buildings. Fourteen volunteers, six climate researchers and a mobile biometeorological cart named “Smarty” prepared to set off for…

Plans to Fight Global Warming Face an Obstacle in Paris: Trees

PARIS — Long a favorite spot for picnics and sunbathing, the lawns surrounding the Eiffel Tower have recently become the scene of furious protests. First came a social media campaign. Then a rally by dozens of local residents. Before long,…

This Pioneering Economist Says Our Obsession With Growth Must End

Growth is the be-all and end-all of mainstream economic and political thinking. Without a continually rising G.D.P., we’re told, we risk social instability, declining standards of living and pretty much any hope of progress. But what about the counterintuitive possibility…

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