New climate change calculations could buy the Earth some time — if they’re right

New climate change calculations could buy the Earth some time — if they're right

A group of prominent scientists on Monday created a potential whiplash moment for climate policy, suggesting that humanity could have considerably more time than previously thought to avoid a “dangerous” level of global warming. The upward revision to the planet’s influential “carbon budget” was published by a number of researchers who have been deeply involved in studying the […]

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The sharing economy helps fight climate change (but not as much as you think)

The sharing economy helps fight climate change (but not as much as you think)

The rise of the sharing economy — via Uber, Craigslist, Airbnb and other platforms — could help reduce the climate impact of dense urban areas, a new study suggests. Cities produce a rising share of the global greenhouse-gas emissions that cause climate change. Over the past 50 years, the trend to smaller households — singles, […]

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To Fix Its Toxic Ad Problem, Facebook Must Break Itself

Facebook stress-tests its tech. It could do the same for its moral compass.

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The Everglades have always been hit by hurricanes. Thanks to climate change, Irma could be a different matter.

The Everglades have always been hit by hurricanes. Thanks to climate change, Irma could be a different matter.

As residents of the Southeast are returning home and assessing the damage left by Hurricane Irma, Florida scientists are anxiously waiting to evaluate the storm’s impact on one of the state’s most valuable — and vulnerable — ecosystems: the Everglades. Already threatened by the continuous progression of sea-level rise — which pumps damaging salt water into […]

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Brash Investor Tries to Blow Up the IPO as His Partners Quit

VC Chamath Palihapitiya is investing in public companies, but his two co-founders are leaving their firm, Social Capital.

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EPA will reconsider Obama-era safeguards on coal waste

EPA will reconsider Obama-era safeguards on coal waste

The Environmental Protection Agency plans to reconsider parts of an Obama-era effort to regulate potentially toxic waste known as coal ash, again siding with energy-industry efforts to slow or reverse standards put in place in recent years. Federal regulators have struggled for several decades with how to address coal ash, the substance that remains when […]

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Trump says ‘we’ve had bigger storms’ when asked about Harvey, Irma and climate change

Trump says ‘we’ve had bigger storms’ when asked about Harvey, Irma and climate change

The back-to-back landfalls of two harrowing storms in Texas and in Florida have reignited both the scientific debate over the link between hurricanes and global warming and the U.S. political debate over what, if anything, to do to address climate change. So far, the only Republicans willing to engage in either have been moderates or those representing low-lying coastal districts […]

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In Irma’s wake, millions of gallons of sewage and wastewater are bubbling up across Florida

In Irma’s wake, millions of gallons of sewage and wastewater are bubbling up across Florida

First Hurricane Irma blew through. Then the electricity went out. Then a work crew made an error while working on a pump station in the sewage system. And soon, 2,000 gallons of raw sewage was spilling onto a quiet residential street of ranch houses in Edgewater, a town south of Daytona Beach. Benirose Demetita, administrator […]

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The growing debate about the Arctic’s influence on hurricanes

The growing debate about the Arctic’s influence on hurricanes

In the devastating wake of back-to-back hurricanes Harvey and Irma, climate scientists are discussing the link between climate change and extreme storms with renewed vigor. And on some points, they widely agree — for instance, many researchers believe a warmer atmosphere will produce hurricanes with stronger rainfall. But other theories about climate change and extreme weather are far more controversial. And now, recent events have once […]

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Raising Wages to Help Workers Could Actually Help Robots Replace Them

Studies find that worker-protection rules, minimum-wage increases may bring more robots, fewer workers.

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