Environment

 
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Indonesia’s billion-dollar climate experiment

Can rich nations pay a corrupt government to protect its rainforests?

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Turkey can be climate friendly; spinach, not so much

Though it might seem counterintuitive, turkeys can be climate friendly, while spinach can be as harmful for the planet as beef. In our holiday Climate Desk podcast, we look at how our food choices affect climate change — and vice versa.

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Excerpt: ‘Kingdom Under Glass’

“Kingdom Under Glass” is the epic tale of Carl Akeley, the taxidermist-artist who created the famed dioramas in the Hall of African Mammals at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

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Keys to the kingdom: The story of a revolutionary taxidermist

The world’s most famous taxidermist, Carl Akeley hunted, sculpted, advanced photography and practically invented the modern natural history museum. Author Jay Kirk talks about this man of the Gilded Age.

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  Braving Iraq: Recovering the country’s lost marshlands

Need to Know previews an excerpt from “Braving Iraq”, a documentary produced by our colleagues at Nature about efforts to recover the marshes of southern Iraq.

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Climate victory? Not so much.

California’s Proposition 26 may render meaningless environmentalists’ celebrated Prop 23 victory.

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Out-of-state money floods into California over greenhouse gas law

The fight to overturn a strong greenhouse gas measure in California is being funded by energy companies in Texas and elsewhere.

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  Too early, too often

Blogger Matthew Yglesias on what’s wrong with the way America votes.