To win over more nations, we need fixes with tangible benefits, like reducing local air pollution and cutting energy costs.
The biggest climate stories you might have missed — but still have time to read.
Republican climate denial is even scarier than Trumpism.
Jeff VanderMeer, the author of “Annihilation,” brings us fresh horrors with each new book. So why does he remain an optimist?
The 16-year-old climate activist changed her Twitter biography to read, “a teenager working on her anger management problem,” after the president tossed that accusation at her.
Millions of people have a stake in corporate America through mutual funds. But you may be surprised by how those funds are voting on your behalf.
Immense amounts of methane are escaping from oil and gas sites nationwide, worsening global warming, even as the Trump administration weakens restrictions on offenders.
Also this week, the U.N. climate talks in Madrid
The 16-year-old from Stockholm rose to global prominence this year with her impassioned pleas for governments to take far-reaching action to avert climate catastrophe.
The melting of the Arctic permafrost.
From articles on climate change to a review of a Brooklyn institution, the most popular stories this year were ones that prompted reader discussion.
A senior Interior Department official broke ethics rules when he met with his former employer to discuss Interior business, the inspector general said.
It was another very warm year in the region, leading to low winter sea ice and growing concerns over sea level rise.
A state judge ruled in favor of Exxon Mobil in a lawsuit claiming the company committed fraud in its accounting for the costs of climate change.
France and a group of Brazilian states plan to announce a partnership to preserve the Amazon rainforest, bypassing Brazil’s federal government after a spat between the presidents of the two countries.
I still believe that living gently on the land will produce an ecological paradise. I also fear the global collapse of agriculture.
Mientras lees esto, se están levantando enormes paredes de concreto en la frontera entre México y Estados Unidos que atraviesan refugios de vida silvestre y espacios naturales.
The greatest trick companies ever played was making us think we could recycle their products.
In Australia’s vast interior, rivers and lakes are disappearing. “We’re starting to glimpse what the future is going to be like,” one scientist said.
The same tools that fixed the ozone hole — science, innovation and international action — can address it.
Achieving a higher purpose is what fills our lives with beauty.
A new report found that oxygen levels in the world’s oceans declined by 2 percent over 50 years, threatening marine life around the planet.
Con el actual gobierno de Brasil ha aumentado la deforestación en la selva tropical más grande del mundo, crucial para atenuar el impacto del cambio climático.
La aceleración de los efectos del cambio climático acerca al mundo a transformaciones abruptas e irreversibles, advierten los científicos.
I don’t want to look back and wonder what more I could have done to save our planet.
The state's unusual decision exposes the insurance industry’s miscalculation of the cost of climate change.
President Trump’s border wall is threatening species and reshaping entire fragile ecosystems.
Finding her sons’ clothes speckled with soot, a history teacher was transformed into an influential New York environmentalist with pollution in her sights.
Also this week: air pollution in augmented reality, and new climate talks
A project to calculate the cost of raising roads shows that some places may not justify the vast expense, casting doubt on the future of those areas.
The average American and Australian generates nearly 3½ times the global average of carbon dioxide pollution.
The acceleration climate change's effects have brought the world “dangerously close” to abrupt and irreversible changes, scientists warned.
Global consumption of coal declined unexpectedly this year, but a surge in oil and gas pushed up greenhouse gas emissions over all.
From the Bay Area to New Delhi, explore air pollution around the world.
The former lobbyist becomes President Trump’s second energy secretary, succeeding Rick Perry.
Images of the young activist from Sweden set off a whole movement. But her actions speak louder than a picture ever could.
Federally funded programs use games, gardens and rain barrels to empower adults and kids facing threats like sea-level rise, drought and flooding.
Shade in Los Angeles sits at the intersection of two crises: climate change and income inequality. City officials are rushing to deploy cover to hundreds of bus stops and plant 90,000 trees.
The actor and environmentalist released a statement on Saturday after President Jair Bolsonaro falsely accused him of funding the fires recently set in the Amazon rainforest.
John Kerry and a group that includes some Republicans, some military members and a lot of Hollywood, are launching a new coalition to push for public action on climate change.
President Jair Bolsonaro falsely claimed that the actor had financed the fires, his latest broadside to shift blame.
Ocean temperatures are on the rise and warming waters are causing fish to swim for their lives, causing financial disruption and international conflicts.
A melting block of sculpted ice stood in for a missing prime minister at a televised debate, infuriating Conservatives.
Also this week, better weather forecasts for the masses
What a clean-energy economy looks like.
Countries agreed to rein in emissions in an effort to avert climate catastrophes. They've failed, according to the latest United Nations report.
Decades of short-sighted government policies are leaving millions of Indians defenseless in the age of climate disruptions – especially the country’s poor.
The court also turned away an appeal from Adnan Syed, whose case was the subject of the first season of the podcast “Serial.”
A brutal “king tides” season made worse by climate change has flooded the streets of a Florida Keys community for nearly three months.
Demonstrators stormed the field during halftime, causing the game to be delayed for about an hour. The Yale police issued 42 summonses for disorderly conduct.
An international research team is now adrift about 300 miles from the North Pole. It’s for a yearlong expedition to study the Arctic’s changing climate.
Aides describe the president as obsessed with narrow policies that affect California, even as an impeachment inquiry threatens his administration.
In an interview in Germany, Roger Hallam said of the massacre of millions of Jews during World War II, “This is an almost normal event.”
Last year was the wettest on record for the United States and flooded towns got much attention in the spring, but farm statistics show longer-lasting effects.
Ahead of the Democratic debate on Wednesday, we asked Times readers what issues they most wanted the presidential candidates to discuss, and why.
Climate change experts take issue with a Sunday Review essay that said scientists got it wrong. Also: Young mothers.
Also this week, guarding Arctic researchers from polar bears
Please don’t start with Medicare.
Without tourism, it’s easy to imagine the Serengeti turned into cattle ranches.
A fight in Virginia Beach demonstrates the hard choices cities face when the pressure for new homes collides with the rising toll of natural disasters.
California, hitting back at automakers that sided with President Trump, will not buy from manufacturers that do not recognize its authority to set emissions standards.
President Jair Bolsonaro has scaled back efforts to fight illegal logging, mining and farming, which have led to widespread destruction in the world’s largest rainforest.
Searching for a cure for my climate crisis grief.
The world’s largest food company is trying to show it can be environmentally sustainable and still make money. Activists are skeptical.
Environmental destruction may be their biggest legacy.
Bernie Sanders' plan to tackle climate change would nationalize power plants and end fossil fuels. His supporters are thrilled. Climate experts are not.