T/environment

  1. Science Alone Won’t Save the Earth. People Have to Do That. Op Ed, August 11

    We need to start talking about what kind of planet we want to live on.

  2. 11 of Our Best Weekend Reads Culture, August 11

    Don’t ask Paul Ryan about President Trump anymore. How two cyclists lost their lives in Tajikistan. We’re not prepared for global warming. Why the songs of summer sound the same. And more.

  3. Garbage Pours Into Chesapeake Bay, and States Quarrel Over Whose Mess It Is Express, August 10

    Record rainfall in the Mid-Atlantic region pushed trash and debris downstream and into Maryland waters. State officials say it’s not their garbage. So whose is it?

  4. 2018 Is Shaping Up to Be the Fourth-Hottest Year. Yet We’re Still Not Prepared for Global Warming. Climate, August 9

    It’s hot. But it may not be the new normal yet. Temperatures are still rising.

  5. Court Orders E.P.A. to Ban Chlorpyrifos, Pesticide Tied to Children’s Health Problems Washington, August 9

    The ruling by a federal appeals court was a major setback for the pesticide industry, which had successfully lobbied the Trump administration to reject a ban.

  6. Where There’s Fire, Trump Blows Smoke Editorial, August 8

    The president, either willfully ignorant or playing to his base, tweets nonsense about the California wildfires and refuses to acknowledge the role of climate change in the disaster.

  7. The Earth Ablaze Op Ed, August 8

    Are we locked in a worldwide pattern of persistent and catastrophic wildfires?

  8. Why the Arctic Needs Mosquitoes Climate, August 8

    In this week's newsletter, we've got a bit about everyone's favorite summer pest, and about Trump’s plan to freeze standards on automobile pollution.

  9. Tornadoes on the East Coast May Be a Sign of Things to Come Climate, August 8

    Is climate change making tornadoes more common in places where they once were infrequent?

  10. California Strikes Back Against the Trump Administration’s Auto Pollution Rollback Climate, August 7

    The state’s rebuttal lays out a road map to California’s legal strategy against the federal government in coming months and years.

  11. Trump Inaccurately Claims California Is Wasting Water as Fires Burn Climate, August 6

    The president’s tweets appeared to conflate water-management issues that have no bearing on the state’s battle against wildfires, experts said.

  12. William T. Vollmann Would Like a Word or Two About Climate Change. Or 1,200 Pages. Book Review, August 6

    In his two-volume “Carbon Ideologies,” the writer examines from many angles what we are doing to the earth.

  13. Scorching Summer in Europe Signals Long-Term Climate Changes Foreign, August 4

    Hot weather has touched all of the continent, but it has had the most impact in northern countries, unaccustomed to sustained heat, suggesting that hard years lie ahead.

  14. Read These 3 Books About Global Warming Book Review, August 3

    Predictions and solutions in these books drawing on scientific research and social policy.

  15. Don’t Roll Back U.S. Fuel Standards Letters, August 3

    Readers urge the Trump administration not to enrich oil companies at the expense of the environment.

  16. Trump Officials Link Fuel Economy Rules to Deadly Crashes. Experts Are Skeptical. Climate, August 2

    Administration officials contend that their plan to scrap Obama-era standards will save thousands of lives. We looked at their arguments.

  17. Trump’s Biggest Climate Move Yet Is Bad for Everyone Op Ed, August 2

    He wants to freeze fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards, thwarting progress on climate change.

  18. Sweden’s Tallest Peak Shrinks in Record Heat Foreign, August 2

    Soaring temperatures are melting snow and ice from Kebnekaise’s southern peak, making the northern part of the mountain Sweden’s highest point.

  19. With Lawsuits, New Jersey Signals Tougher Stance on the Environment Metro, August 1

    State officials announced lawsuits targeting a half-dozen sites around the state where communities are still feeling the effects of pollution.

  20. What’s Different About California’s Fires This Year? Climate, August 1

    In this week’s newsletter, we look at the links between sustained heat and destructive wildfires.

  21. Andrew Wheeler, New E.P.A. Chief, Details His Energy Lobbying Past Climate, August 1

    Mr. Wheeler, the agency’s acting administrator, has put forth the fullest explanation yet of his energy lobbying activities.

  22. Finding Alarm and Consolation About the Apocalypse in Two New Books Culture, August 1

    Things are worse than ever, Roy Scranton insists in “We’re Doomed. Now What?” They always have been, Eugene Thacker says in “Infinite Resignation.”

  23. Climate Change’s Raging Wildfires Op Ed, August 1

    Fast-moving blazes, broiling heat, droughts and bizarrely deadly twists — the new normal.

  24. The City of My Birth in India Is Becoming a Climate Casualty. It Didn’t Have to Be. Climate, July 31

    Global warming poses an urgent threat to Kolkata, a river delta city of 14 million. A Times reporter returns home and learns: The city’s natural defenses are being lost.

  25. Largest King Penguin Colony in the World Drops by 90% Science, July 31

    Researchers hadn’t visited the remote island in 30 years when there were 500,000 breeding pairs. Satellite images now indicate perhaps as few as 60,000 pairs.

  26. California’s Birds Are Testing New Survival Tactics on a Vast Scale Science, July 30

    Retracing the steps of a century-old wildlife survey, ecologists find that birds are making remarkable adaptations to climate change.

  27. ‘Global Greening’ Sounds Good. In the Long Run, It’s Terrible. Science, July 30

    Rising carbon dioxide levels are making the world greener. But that’s nothing to celebrate.

  28. How Record Heat Wreaked Havoc on Four Continents Climate, July 30

    We talked to people who found themselves on the front lines of climate change this year. Here are their stories.

  29. From Dow’s ‘Dioxin Lawyer’ to Trump’s Choice to Run Superfund Climate, July 28

    Peter Wright helped negotiate a major Dow toxic cleanup. During that time, Dow was accused of submitting disputed data, misrepresenting scientific evidence and delaying the work.

  30. Actually, Republicans Do Believe in Climate Change Op Ed, July 28

    So why do they resist doing anything about it?

  31. Pruitt’s Successor Wants Rollbacks, Too. And He Wants Them to Stick. Climate, July 27

    Andrew Wheeler, the acting head of the E.P.A., is taking a more disciplined approach to dismantling environmental regulations.

  32. What Is a Genetically Modified Crop? A European Ruling Sows Confusion Science, July 27

    In Europe, plants created with gene-editing technologies will be stringently regulated as G.M.O.’s. But older crops whose DNA has been altered will be left alone.

  33. ‘Furnace Friday:’ Ill-Equipped for Heat, Britain Has a Meltdown Foreign, July 27

    The monthlong heat wave has broken records, spawned wildfires and transportation delays, and has shown that the country is not prepared to cope with this weather.

  34. Britain, Can We — Really — Talk About This Weather We’re Having? Op Ed, July 27

    Something looms in the background of our spectacular summer. Time to bring it into the light.

  35. Top Trump Officials Clash Over Plan to Let Cars Pollute More Climate, July 27

    As President Trump prepares to unveil one of the largest regulatory rollbacks of his administration, his acting E.P.A. chief warns that the plan could be illegal.

  36. Our Coming Climate Issue: Losing Earth Magazine, July 26

    We had a chance to save the planet. What happened?

  37. His Pacific Island Was Swallowed by Rising Seas. So He Moved to a New One. Foreign, July 26

    Three islands in the South Pacific are being swept away by currents and climate change. But the seaweed farmers there are doing everything they can to stay.

  38. Our Coming Climate Issue Video, July 26

    Losing Earth: The decade we almost stopped climate change. Online August 1.

  39. In Japan, Deadly Heat Wave Tests Endurance of Even the Most Stoic Foreign, July 25

    Even the famously stoic Japanese are having a hard time with 106-degree heat.

  40. A Politician Called Her ‘Young and Naïve.’ Now She’s Striking Back. National, July 25

    Rose Strauss, whose exchange with a Pennsylvania candidate for governor went viral, has vowed to promote the ouster of politicians who she says aren’t working for her generation.

  41. 5 Ways to Keep Cities Cooler During Heat Waves Climate, July 24

    Heat waves are America’s deadliest natural disaster. Here are some strategies that cities around the world are pursuing to try to beat the heat.

  42. Who Was the Real Lorax? Seeking the Inspiration for Dr. Seuss Science, July 23

    A new essay explores the possible real-life examples for the Lorax character and Truffula trees.

  43. In Mozambique, a Living Laboratory for Nature’s Renewal Science, July 23

    At Gorongosa National Park, scarred by civil war, scientists are answering fundamental questions about ecology and evolution, and how wildlife recovers from devastation.

  44. Lawmakers, Lobbyists and the Administration Join Forces to Overhaul the Endangered Species Act Climate, July 22

    In recent weeks, more than two dozen measures have been proposed to remove protections for species and weaken the law, which critics say impedes people’s livelihoods.

  45. Meet the Teenagers Leading a Climate Change Movement Washington, July 21

    Zero Hour, the nationwide coalition behind Saturday’s youth marches in Washington and other cities, is hoping to inspire young people to step up and demand change.

  46. 11 of Our Best Weekend Reads Culture, July 21

    Is George Soros losing his big bet on liberal democracy? Finding the American dream in Philadelphia. A portrait of life in the shelters for detained children. Shonda Rhimes on her Netflix ambitions. And more.

  47. Law That Saved the Bald Eagle Could Be Vastly Reworked Climate, July 19

    The revisions have wide-reaching implications, including for how the federal government would protect species from climate change.

  48. Judge Throws Out New York Climate Lawsuit Climate, July 19

    A federal judge has dismissed a suit brought by the city that would have forced fossil fuel companies to pay for some costs of climate change.

  49. Heat Wave Scorches Sweden as Wildfires Rage in the Arctic Circle Foreign, July 19

    High temperatures and low rainfall have fueled fires across the country. Elsewhere in Europe, drought in Britain and Ireland has exposed ancient structures.

  50. China Is a Climate Leader but Still Isn’t Doing Enough on Emissions, Report Says Foreign, July 19

    The world’s largest emitter of greenhouses gases is making significant progress, a former U.S. energy official has found, but not yet fast enough to meet global targets.

  51. These Birds Are Racing to Their Mating Grounds. It’s Exhausting. Climate, July 19

    Global warming is making some geese speed up their northward spring migration. That means trouble when they arrive in the Arctic.

  52. Climate Change Is Killing the Cedars of Lebanon Interactive, July 18

    Global warming could wipe out most of the country’s remaining cedar forests by the end of the century.

  53. When Did Talking About the Weather Become Political? Climate, July 18

    There's a battle in Congress over a grant to help television meteorologists incorporate climate change into their weather reporting.

  54. In India, Summer Heat May Soon Be Literally Unbearable Climate, July 17

    In cities that are already scorching hot, temperatures and humidity levels are rising to levels that the human body simply can’t tolerate, researchers warn.

  55. Raising My Child in a Doomed World Op Ed, July 16

    Some would say the mistake was having our daughter in the first place.

  56. California Is Preparing for Extreme Weather. It’s Time to Plant Some Trees. Climate, July 15

    The state expects drier dry years and wetter wet ones in the decades ahead. That means projects to restore river habitats now serve another purpose: battling the coming floods.