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In His Haste to Roll Back Rules, Scott Pruitt, E.P.A. Chief, Risks His Agenda

In His Haste to Roll Back Rules, Scott Pruitt, E.P.A. Chief, Risks His Agenda

Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection administrator. Six of his efforts to delay or roll back Obama-era regulations have been struck down by the courts.

California Sues Trump Administration Over Car Emissions Rules

California Sues Trump Administration Over Car Emissions Rules

A freeway in Los Angeles. “This is about health, it’s about life and death,” Gov. Jerry Brown of California said of the state’s lawsuit.

In Alaska, a Deal Is Made for a Controversial Road Inside a Refuge

In Alaska, a Deal Is Made for a Controversial Road Inside a Refuge

Geese swimming in Izembek Lagoon in the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska.

What Land Will Be Underwater in 20 Years? Figuring It Out Could Be Lucrative

What Land Will Be Underwater in 20 Years? Figuring It Out Could Be Lucrative

The Battery area of Charleston, S.C., after Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. Companies are seeking better climate forecasts to assess the risks of operating in the area.

Trump Moves to Open Nearly All Offshore Waters to Drilling

Trump Moves to Open Nearly All Offshore Waters to Drilling

Tugboats pulled a Chevron production platform toward the Gulf of Mexico in 2013.

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.

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.

E.P.A. Takes a Major Step to Roll Back Clean Car Rules

E.P.A. Takes a Major Step to Roll Back Clean Car Rules

Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, second from left, with auto executives and President Trump this month.

Law That Saved the Bald Eagle Could Be Vastly Reworked

Law That Saved the Bald Eagle Could Be Vastly Reworked

A northern spotted owl in Point Reyes, Calif.; protections for the owls led to debate over the economies of communities concentrated around timber harvests.

New Group, With Conservative Credentials, Plans Push for a Carbon Tax

New Group, With Conservative Credentials, Plans Push for a Carbon Tax

A new group, Americans for Carbon Dividends, supports a plan to tax carbon emissions and deliver the revenue to American taxpayers.

China Unveils an Ambitious Plan to Curb Climate Change Emissions

China Unveils an Ambitious Plan to Curb Climate Change Emissions

The Chinese public, coping with pollution like this in Shanghai last year, has grown increasingly worried about environmental issues like smog, water quality and soil pollution.

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.

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.

Trump to Withdraw Nomination of Climate Skeptic as Top Environmental Adviser

Trump to Withdraw Nomination of Climate Skeptic as Top Environmental Adviser

Kathleen Hartnett White at Trump Tower in Manhattan in 2016.

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.

At E.P.A., Pruitt’s ‘Sheriff’ Clashed With Critics of Spending

At E.P.A., Pruitt’s ‘Sheriff’ Clashed With Critics of Spending

Pasquale Perrotta, fifth from left in a suit jacket and dark blue shirt, leads the security detail for the E.P.A. administrator, Scott Pruitt, center, and was central to spending decisions that have drawn scrutiny.


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