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At the end of the new Pier 26, a surprise

This environmentally themed project features an unusual design, including soaring walkways that lead to an unexpected destination.
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Climate

Michael Kimmelman: A climate center on Governors Island is just what New York needs

A rezoning proposal that has been floating around is finally up for city review. This kind of development is just what New York needs now.
Biodiversity

Reef sharks are in major decline worldwide

In the biggest study of its kind, scientists found an absence of sharks that live near coral reefs in 58 countries. But there is hope.
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Justice

Understanding the pain fueling nationwide demonstrations

While George Floyd’s killing galvanized many of this weekend's protests, his death was the latest in a series of events that make this such a painful moment for black Americans.
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Toxics

‘More blue’: An artwork shows the sea changing during lockdown

A data-driven media installation, created to reflect marine conditions around the world, has altered with the slowing human activity.
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Toxics

When Manhattan was Mannahatta: A stroll through the centuries

From lush forest to metropolis, the evolution of Lower Manhattan. Our critic walks with Eric W. Sanderson of the Wildlife Conservation Society.
Toxics

Wildlife abounds in these places abandoned years before coronavirus

Studies of Korea’s DMZ and exclusion zones around the Chernobyl and Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plants show how animals respond when humans flee.
Climate

These 50 animals are in peril. Here’s how you can help

From conserving water to shopping more wisely, here are some simple tips to help save the world’s animals from extinction.
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Climate

Earth Day’s gone digital. here's where to find it

New York offers many ways to celebrate online. You can hike, play environmental games, conduct experiments, meet scientists and blast into space — all without leaving home.
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Climate

The climate changes before your eyes

The American Museum of Natural History focuses on science, not politics, in its display of an environmentally challenged planet.
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Toxics

Take one last look at the (many) plastic bags of New York

With a new state ban going into effect, we bid farewell to the purple flower, the smiley face and the THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU designs that have adorned city life for decades.
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Climate

Trustee who funds climate change skeptics leaves natural history board

Rebekah Mercer, whose family foundation was a major Trump donor, stepped down from the American Museum of Natural History when her term expired in December.

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Climate

Climate change finds its way onto the debate stage in Nevada

Up until now, climate change hasn't gotten as much airtime as issues like health care or the economy. But thanks to Telemundo's Vanessa Hauc, the candidates were pressed on everything from fracking to holding oil and gas executives accountable for their role in harming our planet.

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Climate

Rotting-fruit art points up food security issues

Our planet’s food supply is vulnerable to diseases caused by climate change and more. These glass models display the decay in beautiful, awful detail.
From our Newsroom

The dangerous fringe theory behind the push toward herd immunity: Derrick Z. Jackson

Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.

My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

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