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Antarctica Is Melting Three Times as Fast as a Decade Ago

Antarctica Is Melting Three Times as Fast as a Decade Ago

Icebergs in the northern Weddell Sea off Antarctica.

Uranium Miners Pushed Hard for a Comeback. They Got Their Wish.

Uranium Miners Pushed Hard for a Comeback. They Got Their Wish.

The shuttered Pinenut uranium mine, bottom, near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Emboldened by the Trump administration, the uranium industry is trying to make a comeback.

Growing Crisis Threatens Scott Pruitt, E.P.A. Chief, as Top Aides Eye the Exits

Growing Crisis Threatens Scott Pruitt, E.P.A. Chief, as Top Aides Eye the Exits

Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, with his top policy adviser, Samantha Dravis, at Trump Tower in 2016. Ms. Dravis has resigned.

New Jersey Embraces an Idea It Once Rejected: Make Utilities Pay to Emit Carbon

New Jersey Embraces an Idea It Once Rejected: Make Utilities Pay to Emit Carbon

Gov. Philip D. Murphy of New Jersey during his inauguration in Trenton on Jan. 16. He has ordered the state to rejoin a regional carbon-trading program.

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan May Ignore Climate Change. It Could Be Costly.

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan May Ignore Climate Change. It Could Be Costly.

The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in Louisiana is one of the projects listed by President Trump as a priority for federal investment.

5 Ways to Keep Cities Cooler During Heat Waves

5 Ways to Keep Cities Cooler During Heat Waves

Hint: It will require more than just an umbrella.

Lawmakers, Lobbyists and the Administration Join Forces to Overhaul the Endangered Species Act

Lawmakers, Lobbyists and the Administration Join Forces to Overhaul the Endangered Species Act

A bald eagle, which the Endangered Species Act is credited with reviving, in Alaska. Critics of the act say that it has become a tool that limits people’s livelihoods.

Bigger, Faster Avalanches, Triggered by Climate Change

Bigger, Faster Avalanches, Triggered by Climate Change

A satellite image showing the aftermath of two avalanches in western Tibet in 2016, when two glaciers on the Aru range collapsed and spread across five miles. Researchers say this unusual event was due to climate change.

Beavers Emerge as Agents of Arctic Destruction

Beavers Emerge as Agents of Arctic Destruction

A North American beaver in Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska.

Shutdown Means E.P.A. Pollution Inspectors Aren’t on the Job

Shutdown Means E.P.A. Pollution Inspectors Aren’t on the Job

E.P.A. workers investigating PCB levels in runoff in Minden, W.Va., in May.

Air Pollution Is Shortening Your Life. Here’s How Much.

Air Pollution Is Shortening Your Life. Here’s How Much.

A power plant in Cheshire, Ohio. Worldwide, outdoor air pollution reduces the average life span at birth by one year.

No Children Because of Climate Change? Some People Are Considering It

No Children Because of Climate Change? Some People Are Considering It

The Tengger Desert in China is growing because of climate change. Around the world, many would-be parents are looking at effects like this and hesitating.

Beavers Emerge as Agents of Arctic Destruction

Beavers Emerge as Agents of Arctic Destruction

A North American beaver in Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska.

Scott Pruitt Sought ‘Business Opportunity’ With Chick-fil-A While Leading E.P.A.

Scott Pruitt Sought ‘Business Opportunity’ With Chick-fil-A While Leading E.P.A.

Scott Pruitt, left, during his swearing in as the Environmental Protection Agency administrator in 2017, with his wife, Marlyn Pruitt, their son Cade, and Samuel A. Alito Jr. of the Supreme Court.

U.S. Carbon Emissions Surged in 2018 Even as Coal Plants Closed

U.S. Carbon Emissions Surged in 2018 Even as Coal Plants Closed

Passenger planes at the Phoenix airport in July. Greenhouse gas emissions from airplanes and trucking increased sharply in 2018.

Scott Pruitt Met With Lobbyist Whose Wife Rented Him a $50-a-Night Condo

Scott Pruitt Met With Lobbyist Whose Wife Rented Him a $50-a-Night Condo

Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, has been criticized for the ways that his professional actions overlap with personal relationships.


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