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I Am Part of the Climate-Change Problem. That’s Why I Wrote About It. – The New York Times

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. I have written thousands of articles for The New York Times. Only one, so far, has cast me as a…

Why you should kick the plastic straw habit

Instead of using a plastic straw (which could potentially end up in the ocean), opt for a paper one instead. (Photo: Rich Carey/Aba/Shutterstock) The worst thing about plastic straws is that most of the time, they’re not a choice. Like…

Trump Gave Only One Interview During His UK State Visit. It Did Not Go Well. – Mother Jones

Donald Trump’s first state visit to the United Kingdom may have been marked by large protests and a bitter feud with London Mayor Sadiq Khan, but the US president appeared to find momentary refuge this week with Piers Morgan, the…

Trump, pressed on the environment in U.K. visit, says climate change goes ‘both ways’ – The Washington Post

June 5 at 4:10 AM His eldest daughter, Ivanka, could not change his mind. His former secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, could not change his mind. Scores of international scientists could not change his mind. And now, President Trump, who has…

Your bowl of rice is hurting the climate too – The Straits Times

LONDON (BLOOMBERG) – Eco-conscious consumers are giving up meat and driving electric cars to do their part for the environment, but what about that bowl of rice? Global rice farming, it turns out, could have the same detrimental effect on…

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Last male Sumatran rhino in Malaysia dies

On Monday, May 27th, Malaysian authorities reported reported that the last male Sumatran rhino died on a nature reserve on Borneo island. There are fewer than 100 of the species left in the wild, with only one female remaining in Malaysia. The male, Tam, is thought to have died from old age after he was discovered on a palm oil plantation. Efforts to breed Tam with females of the same species were unsuccessful. Sumatran rhinos once roamed Asia Sumatran rhinos are one of five rhino species,…

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The toll of tourism: Can Southeast Asia save its prized natural areas?

From Thailand to Bali, a huge increase in tourists, many from China and other rapidly developing economies, is straining sensitive ecosystems to the breaking point. Some countries are trying to control the boom, with a few closing popular destinations to allow damaged areas to heal.