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  1. Maurice D. Hinchey, Congressman and Environmental Advocate, Dies at 79 Obits, Yesterday

    Mr. Hinchey, a Democrat from New York who served 10 terms in Congress, built a reputation as a champion of the environment and blue-collar workers.

  2. Censoring Climate Change Op Ed, November 22

    The Environmental Protection Agency has been systematically dismantling its website about a problem the president has labeled a “hoax.”

  3. Giving Thanks, but Not for Turkey-Powered Energy Climate, November 22

    A Minnesota utility wants to shut down a biofuel plant that runs on turkey droppings and wood. Loggers and truckers are suing to save it.

  4. Earning Trust in Climate Talks: On the World Stage, and at Your Holiday Table Climate, November 22

    In this week's newsletter, we look at whether the world is losing faith in America. Plus, how to talk about climate change at Thanksgiving dinner.

  5. Protesting Coal Mining From a Treehouse Video, November 21

    For years, activists have been protesting the expansion of coal mining in the Hambach Forest in Germany by living in treehouses. A court ruling may soon change that.

  6. The Climate Crisis? It’s Capitalism, Stupid Op Ed, November 20

    The work of saving the planet is not technical, it’s political.

  7. Trump Wants More Big Infrastructure Projects. The Obstacles Can Be Big, Too. National, November 18

    The president is pushing for repairs to the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, and he has promised to streamline government approvals. It still might not be enough.

  8. At Bonn Climate Talks, Stakes Get Higher in Gamble on Planet’s Future Climate, November 18

    This year’s United Nations climate talks have wrapped up, and there were few signs that countries are inclined to take urgent action.

  9. Anthony Doerr: We Were Warned Op Ed, November 18

    25 years ago scientists raised the threat of climate change. Did I act immediately and decisively? Um, I did not.

  10. What Happened (and Didn’t) at the Bonn Climate Talks Climate, November 18

    The 23rd United Nations climate talks ended early Saturday, kicking most big issues down the road until 2018.

  11. Treaty to Phase Out ‘Greenhouse Gases on Steroids’ to Enter Force Climate, November 17

    A global treaty to eliminate hydrofluorocarbons, a category of extremely potent planet-warming gases, has cleared a key threshold and will enter into force.

  12. Island Nations, With No Time to Lose, Take Climate Response Into Their Own Hands Climate, November 17

    Island states that are least responsible for global emissions but most vulnerable to storms and rising seas are looking outside the United Nations process for aid.

  13. 19 Countries Vowed to Phase Out Coal. But They Don’t Use Much Coal. Interactive, November 16

    Led by Canada and Britain, the 19 countries will end their coal power use by 2030. But none of them are big coal consumers.

  14. A More Conciliatory Tone on Climate from the U.S. at Global Talks Climate, November 16

    In a brief address at the United Nations climate conference in Bonn, a State Department official mentions climate change and not coal, drawing (polite) applause.

  15. U.N. Climate Projects, Aimed at the Poorest, Raise Red Flags Climate, November 16

    The Green Climate Fund was meant to help developing countries tackle climate change, but many of the most vulnerable nations have not seen any grants.

  16. Trump’s Climate Deniers Letters, November 16

    A Tufts scientist writes that President Trump and his climate deniers are harming billions of people and the natural world.

  17. At U.N. Climate Conference, Treading Lightly Around the Americans Climate, November 15

    Delegates at climate talks in Bonn are keeping their opinions to themselves about President Trump’s vow to withdraw from the Paris climate accord.

  18. Introducing Our Newsletter, Climate Fwd: Climate, November 15

    Each week, we’ll discuss ideas, trends and news that help make sense of our warming planet — and what humanity plans to do about it.

  19. Why China Wants to Lead on Climate, but Clings to Coal (for Now) Climate, November 14

    Emissions are rising in China. Still, it’s on track to meet the commitments it made under the Paris climate accord.

  20. The More Education Republicans Have, the Less They Tend to Believe in Climate Change Interactive, November 14

    Education’s effect is the opposite for Democrats. Exploring a partisan paradox.

  21. The U.S. Is Tackling Global Warming, Even if Trump Isn’t Op Ed, November 14

    Leaders from state capitols, city halls and businesses have come to a climate meeting in Bonn to say America remains committed to the Paris accord.

  22. Protesters Jeer as Trump Team Promotes Coal at U.N. Climate Talks Climate, November 13

    The Trump administration’s debut at the United Nations climate conference in Bonn, Germany, was met with heckling, noisy protest and harsh questions.

  23. America’s ‘Renaissance’ to Gains for Renewables: Global Energy Trends Business, November 13

    In its annual report, the International Energy Agency said the global energy market — normally a slow-moving industry — was going through a major upheaval.

  24. The Bonn Climate Conference: All Our Coverage in One Place Climate, November 13

    Negotiators from nearly 200 countries are meeting in Bonn, Germany, in the biggest climate change talks of the year. Here’s all of our coverage.

  25. Floating Cities, No Longer Science Fiction, Begin to Take Shape Special Sections, November 13

    At times, the story of the seasteading movement seems to lapse into self-parody, but there are now companies, academics, architects and even a government working together on a prototype by 2020.

  26. CO2 Emissions Were Flat for Three Years. Now They’re Rising Again. Interactive, November 13

    Industrial emissions of greenhouse gases will likely rise in 2017 after a three-year plateau. It’s a sign that the world is still far from achieving its goals to limit global warming.

  27. As U.S. Sheds Role as Climate Change Leader, Who Will Fill the Void? Climate, November 12

    After President Trump’s announced withdrawal from the Paris accord, a number of national and local leaders have emerged as climate change champions.

  28. A Shadow Delegation Stalks the Official U.S. Team at Climate Talks Climate, November 11

    Al Gore, Jerry Brown and Michael R. Bloomberg are in Bonn, Germany, telling other countries that the United States is still serious about climate change.

  29. 30 Vaquita Porpoises Are Left. One Died in a Rescue Mission. Climate, November 11

    Scientists called off an effort to save one of the world’s rarest marine mammals — the vaquita — when one died after being captured for rehabilitation.

  30. Lessons From Hurricane Harvey: Houston’s Struggle Is America’s Tale National, November 11

    The Texas city’s response to a powerful storm says much about polarized visions of the country and diverging attitudes toward cities, race, liberty and science.

  31. Katie Lee, Folk Singer Who Fought to Protect a Canyon, Dies at 98 Culture, November 10

    Ms. Lee never forgave the builders of the Glen Canyon Dam and said the only thing that prevented her from blowing it up was that she did not know how.

  32. $300 Billion War Beneath the Street: Fighting to Replace America’s Water Pipes Climate, November 10

    Two powerful industries, plastic and iron, are locked in a lobbying war over the estimated $300 billion that local governments will spend on water pipes over the next decade.

  33. America’s Wildest Place Is Open for Business Interactive, November 10

    If you’ve never heard of this spot, you’re not alone. But it deserves our attention, now more than ever.

  34. Mr. Trump, Alone With His Lies in a Warming World Editorial, November 9

    As Syria approves the Paris climate pact, the world should ignore the last holdout and achieve the goals it set.

  35. What’s at Stake in the Bonn Climate Talks? Climate, November 10

    The talks in Bonn, Germany, will play a significant role in the world’s response to climate change. But what, exactly, is going on? Here are some answers.

  36. In Lahore, Pakistan, Smog Has Become a ‘Fifth Season’ Foreign, November 10

    Delhi’s pollution has made headlines in recent days, but experts say the air in Pakistan’s second-largest city rivals the Indian capital’s for toxicity.

  37. Trump Ignores Climate Change. That’s Very Bad for Disaster Planners. Climate, November 9

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency is trying to prepare for bigger floods even as the White House is hostile to talking about climate change.

  38. Democrats Assail Environmental Nominees Over Climate Change Climate, November 8

    Senator Edward Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, called the views of Kathleen Hartnett White, slated for the top White House environmental job, “outrageous.”

  39. Qué tan lejos está el mundo de cumplir con sus objetivos climáticos Interactive, November 8

    Dos años después de que los países firmaron el histórico Acuerdo de París, el mundo sigue lejos del camino para prevenir un calentamiento global drástico en las próximas décadas.

  40. Wind and Solar Power Advance, but Carbon Refuses to Retreat Business, November 7

    As the United Nations convenes a climate conference in Bonn, leaders might consider whether phasing out nuclear energy is doing more harm than good.

  41. Syria Joins Paris Climate Accord, Leaving Only U.S. Opposed Climate, November 7

    Syria announced Tuesday it would sign the Paris agreement. Now the United States stands alone among nations on climate change.

  42. Here’s How Far the World Is From Meeting Its Climate Goals Interactive, November 6

    Two years after countries signed a landmark climate agreement in Paris, the world remains far off course from preventing drastic global warming in the decades ahead.

  43. The Climate Risks We Face Op Ed, November 6

    The further we push the climate system, the greater the risks of potentially unforeseen and catastrophic changes.

  44. At Vatican, ‘Tenets of Faith’ Seen as Crucial in Climate Change Effort Foreign, November 4

    Religious leaders need to sound the warning about the effects of climate change and air pollution on health, participants in a Vatican conference said.

  45. A Climate Science Report That Changes Minds? Don’t Bet on It Climate, November 4

    Opinions on climate change largely follow partisan lines and a dire new report is unlikely to reset the political debate.

  46. Our Moral Opportunity on Climate Change Op Ed, November 3

    Reducing the causes of climate change is a way to love our neighbor and steward the gift of creation.

  47. What the Climate Report Says About the Impact of Global Warming Climate, November 3

    Climate change is affecting the United States more than ever, and the impacts on people and the economy are expected to increase, a draft section of the National Climate Assessment says.

  48. U.S. Report Says Humans Cause Climate Change, Contradicting Top Trump Officials Climate, November 3

    A report from 13 federal agencies says humans are the main cause of global warming, a position at odds with some in the Trump administration.

  49. Your Race Against Time: How Climate Affects the Marathon Upshot, November 3

    The fastest times are run on cool days, so what happens when those become fewer?

  50. Floating Schools in Bangladesh Video, November 3

    In the Natore District in northwest Bangladesh, children attend school on a boat. Flooding is an increasing problem in the country, which is a delta formed by the confluence of major rivers and highly vulnerable to climate change.

  51. Trump Team to Promote Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Power at Bonn Climate Talks Climate, November 2

    The American position is likely to provoke strong reactions from attendees of the United Nations meeting that begins on Monday.

  52. An Alaska Senator Wants to Fight Climate Change and Drill for Oil, Too Climate, November 1

    Senator Lisa Murkowski’s views will take center stage this week in a hearing on opening an Arctic wildlife area to oil drilling.

  53. Pruitt Bars Some Scientists From Advising E.P.A. Climate, October 31

    The new rules implemented by Scott Pruitt would effectively shut out many academic scientists who rely on federal funding, replacing them with researchers from industry.

  54. Exxon Will Pay $2.5 Million for Pollution at Gulf Coast Plants Climate, October 31

    In a settlement with the Justice Department and the E.P.A., the company also agreed to spend $300 million to upgrade technology at eight facilities.

  55. Climate Change Is Bad for Your Health Op Ed, October 30

    A leading medical journal warns that the impact of planetary warming on human well-being is “far worse than previously understood.”

  56. In Antarctica, Two Crucial Glaciers Accelerate Toward the Sea Interactive, October 26

    The glaciers are currently holding back ice that, if melted, would raise the world’s oceans by nearly four feet over centuries.

  57. The Uninhabitable Village Interactive, October 26

    Hotter temperatures are forcing families in southern India to decide: Try to survive here, or leave?

  58. ‘Bill Nye: Science Guy,’ a Portrait of a Fighter for Facts Weekend, October 26

    This revealing documentary follows Mr. Nye as he crusades on behalf of space exploration and against creationists and climate-change deniers.