The Largest Arctic Science Expedition in History Finds Itself on Increasingly Thin Ice
With nearly 600 specialists from 20 nations, the MOSAiC expedition is the most expensive Arctic expedition in history. Modeled after Fridtjof Nansen's journey 127 years ago, researchers drifted toward the North Pole in an icebreaker to study everything from fish below the ice to the clouds above it. But the warming climate they went to study—and now the coronavirus—threaten to end their mission.
Cuomo Administration Cites New Climate Law in Denying Controversial New York, New Jersey Pipeline
Citing the state's climate law, New York environmental regulators last week denied a key water permit for the controversial Northeast Supply Enhancement pipeline—or Williams pipeline—which would carry natural gas across 37 miles between New Jersey and New York. The ruling drew widespread praise from environmentalists and could mark a new era for the state's energy economy.