Katherine Bagley, reporting for InsideClimate News:
The New York Times will close its environment desk in the next few weeks and assign its seven reporters and two editors to other departments. The positions of environment editor and deputy environment editor are being eliminated. No decision has been made about the fate of the Green Blog, which is edited from the environment desk.
A Times editor goes on to explain to Bagley that because news reporting is so interdisciplinary now, their environmental reporting won’t suffer. I’m calling bullshit on this one. They’d never make that claim about the metro desk or Washington bureau.