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As Mexico Builds Green Airport of the Future, Age-Old Mistakes Loom - The New York Times
On the flat salt basin that was once the Aztecs’ great Lake Texcoco, Mexico is building its “door to the world,” an enormous airport the government vows will exist in harmony with the environment.

Officials described a terminal design so green that it would be a “global reference” for sustainability, and they pledged to rescue degraded lands surrounding the airport.

But soon after construction started in 2015, the government appeared to turn its back on part of that promise, ceding land designated on project maps for conservation to local officials for development.
mexico  airport  environment  nytimes 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Pleistocene Park - The Atlantic
In Arctic Siberia, Russian scientists are trying to stave off catastrophic climate change—by resurrecting an Ice Age biome complete with lab-grown woolly mammoths.
environment  russia  climate  science  theatlantic  pleistocenepark  climatechange 
may 2017 by brendanmcfadden
California Drought Tests History of Endless Growth
A punishing drought is forcing a reconsideration of whether the aspiration of untrammeled growth that has for so long been the state’s engine has run against the limits of nature.
nytimes  losangeles  drought  goverment  water  environment  california  southerncalifornia 
april 2015 by brendanmcfadden
Fracking Explained: Opportunity or Danger
Fracking is a controversial topic. On the one side the gas drilling companies, on the other citizen opposed to this drilling method. Politicians are also divided on the matter. We try to take a neutral look on fracking. It is relevant for all of us, because of high prices for energy and the danger for our drinking water.
fracking  video  youtube  environment 
october 2014 by brendanmcfadden
Deal Struck in Colorado Over Vote on Drilling
Seeking to head off a costly election-year fight over oil and gas drilling that could threaten vulnerable Colorado Democrats, Gov. John W. Hickenlooper said Monday that he had reached a deal to keep two antifracking measures off November’s ballots.
fracking  environment  energy  colorado  nytimes 
august 2014 by brendanmcfadden
The Shape of Ancient Seas
For Earth Day, an exploration of the rise and retreat of our oceans pre-climate change, "a rhythm mysterious and infinitely deliberate."
rachelcarson  ocean  environment  theseaaroundus  climate 
july 2014 by brendanmcfadden

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