Serendip is an independent site partnering with faculty at multiple colleges and universities around the world. Happy exploring!

You are here

NYT Global Warming Climate Change

Podesta Meets With China’s Climate Envoy Amid Deep Economic Tensions

May 8, 2024 - 11:46
Beijing’s dominance raises economic and security concerns, and tensions will be high as top climate diplomats meet this week.
Categories: Climate

Environmental Changes Are Fueling Human, Animal and Plant Diseases, Study Finds

May 8, 2024 - 11:31
Biodiversity loss, global warming, pollution and the spread of invasive species are making infectious diseases more dangerous to organisms around the world.
Categories: Climate

Florida Bans Release of Balloons, Citing Harm to Wildlife

May 8, 2024 - 09:30
In an effort to curb microplastics and marine pollution, state lawmakers voted to ban intentional releases.
Categories: Climate

Giant Batteries Are Transforming the Way the U.S. Uses Electricity

May 7, 2024 - 08:49
They’re delivering solar power after dark in California and helping to stabilize grids in other states. And the technology is expanding rapidly.
Categories: Climate

How Changing Ocean Temperatures Could Upend Life on Earth

May 7, 2024 - 06:02
Is the world’s climate close to a tipping point?
Categories: Climate

Will a carbon market happen?

May 6, 2024 - 10:00
An enormous amount of work is underway to remove carbon from the atmosphere, but who will pay for it?
Categories: Climate

How Bad Is A.I. for the Climate?

May 6, 2024 - 07:50
Tech giants are building power-hungry data centers to run their artificial intelligence tools. The costs of that demand surge are becoming clearer.
Categories: Climate

I’m a Doctor. I Was Unprepared When I Got This Disease.

May 6, 2024 - 05:02
Our medical systems are not adequately equipped to diagnose tropical diseases, and in a warming climate, that’s a problem.
Categories: Climate

Are Flight Offsets Worth It?

May 6, 2024 - 05:01
A lot of them don’t work and some might even be harmful. But there are things you can do if you really have to fly.
Categories: Climate

¿Proteger los árboles de la Amazonía puede ser más rentable que la ganadería?

May 5, 2024 - 17:44
Varias empresas quieren crear una nueva industria que pueda hacer que los árboles, que almacenan el carbono que calienta al planeta, sean más lucrativos que la mayor causa de deforestación mundial: la ganadería.
Categories: Climate

Some NASA Satellites Will Soon Stop Sending Data Back to Earth

May 3, 2024 - 16:47
Three long-running satellites will soon be switched off, forcing scientists to figure out how to adjust their views of our changing planet.
Categories: Climate

Florida Bans Lab-Grown Meat

May 3, 2024 - 16:27
Other states have also considered restrictions, citing concerns about farmers’ livelihoods and food safety, though the product isn’t expected to be widely available for years.
Categories: Climate

Oil Companies Expand Offshore Drilling, Pointing to Energy Needs

May 3, 2024 - 14:11
Shell and others say they plan to drill for oil and gas in the Gulf of Mexico in part because doing so releases fewer greenhouse gases than drilling on land.
Categories: Climate

Gas Stove Pollution Risk Is Greatest in Smaller Homes, Study Finds

May 3, 2024 - 14:00
Gas-burning ranges, a significant contributor to indoor pollution, can produce and spread particularly high levels of some pollutants in smaller spaces.
Categories: Climate

How a ‘Hidden’ $1.4 Billion Tax Will Make N.Y.C. Water Bills Rise

May 3, 2024 - 03:00
Mayor Eric Adams is resurrecting a budget gimmick and charging rent to the city’s Water Board, which will pass on the costs to ratepayers.
Categories: Climate

Making flying cleaner

May 2, 2024 - 15:30
New guidelines attempt to make the aviation cleaner by relying on corn-based ethanol, but experts divided on the fuel’s environmental benefits.
Categories: Climate

How Not to Be a Selfish Gardener

May 2, 2024 - 15:11
These spaces have historically been tied to exclusion and injustice, but we can cultivate them to be ethical and environmentally beneficial.
Categories: Climate

Biden Expands Two National Monuments in California

May 2, 2024 - 14:15
As part of his plan to conserve the nation’s land and waters, Mr. Biden is enlarging the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument and the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument.
Categories: Climate

Forest Restoration Is Creating a Buzz in the Amazon

May 2, 2024 - 08:00
Cattle ranches have ruled the Amazon for decades. Now, new companies are selling something else: the ability of trees to lock away planet-warming carbon.
Categories: Climate

Patagonia’s Documentary Wants Consumers to Think About Buying Less

May 2, 2024 - 05:03
Tactics to convince people to buy less aren’t working. A quirky new documentary by Patagonia takes a different approach.
Categories: Climate