Wild fires started earlier, are higher in number and spread across much of the country, burning millions of acres as climate change turns more of the country’s forest into a tinderbox.
Wildfire smoke creates local cooling — for a while.
Canada’s devastating fires and toxic smoke might not recur every year, but the heat from climate change increases the risks of a wide range of disasters.
Of the more than 400 fires burning in Canada, more than one-third are in Quebec, which has little experience with so many and such large wildfires.
Wildfire haze is erasing much of the progress made in past decades.
The climate crisis has started, but there’s worse to come.
While many of them acknowledge that climate change is real, they largely downplay the issue and reject policies that would slow rising temperatures.
Reaction to the smoke from the Canadian wildfires. Also: Sexism and xenophobia in Hollywood; Target’s L.G.B.T.Q. merchandise; “The View”; migrant opportunity.
The City Council passed a bill on Thursday requiring New Yorkers to separate their food waste from regular trash, with mandatory composting coming to all five boroughs by next year.
On Wednesday, New York City briefly had the worst air in the world, eclipsing some of the poorest nations.
Scientists have long warned that global warming will increase the chance of severe wildfires like those burning across Canada and heat waves like the one smothering Puerto Rico.
There’s nowhere to escape the harm from wildfires.
A rafting trip yields insights about a national treasure that seems permanent but is always being changed, lately by humans.
In a new study, scientists found that the climate milestone could come about a decade sooner than anticipated, even if planet-warming emissions are gradually reduced.
The Colorado River, which carved the Grand Canyon over millions of years, is now in crisis from climate change and overuse.
Corn ethanol and soy biodiesel accelerate food inflation and global hunger, but they’re also a disaster for the climate and the environment.
In “Fire Weather,” the journalist John Vaillant makes the case that the catastrophic — and inevitable — 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire was a sign of things to come.
As climate change speeds coastal erosion in France, can memory be preserved if the famous landing sites of the Allied invasion disappear?
The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on personal responsibility and climate change.
The first named tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season was downgraded to a tropical depression on Saturday. It was west of Key West, Fla., and moving southeast toward Cuba.
Tucked into the measure are changes to how the government approves projects at the center of the country’s climate goals.
The incoming president will be under pressure to juggle the global institution’s ambitions to combat climate change and fight poverty.
The Interior Department will withdraw public lands around Chaco Canyon from new oil and gas leasing for 20 years.
In what could be a glimpse of the future as climate change batters the West, officials ruled there’s not enough groundwater for projects already approved.
There are a lot of unsettling signals coming from the world’s oceans right now.
The debt ceiling bill’s assertions that the Mountain Valley Pipeline is necessary and good for the climate defy logic.
Russia may be having major difficulties in Ukraine, but it remains a vast power in the north and the Arctic, where climate change is opening new sea routes for trade and trouble.
The European Union is trying to assemble the building blocks to produce electric cars, but subsidies are luring companies to the United States.
The first of 470 interviews of Obama administration officials and others involved in the debates of the time offer a fresh inside look at a consequential presidency.
The largest insurer in California said it would stop offering new coverage. It’s part of a broader trend of companies pulling back from dangerous areas.
Climate activists are livid over a provision in the debt limit agreement that orders federal agencies to issue permits for the Mountain Valley Pipeline — and says courts can’t review them.
Wildfires in Nova Scotia have heightened the sense of unease as blazes also burn in the west of the country.
He’s trying to show that it really is possible to get out of your car, even in Los Angeles.
Tensions in the three-party government have built for months. But the latest sniping is unusually fierce, raising fresh questions of dysfunction.
The investment wave has the potential to drive a more rapid and efficient decarbonization of the economy while increasing the supply of clean energy.
Richard Revesz is changing the way the government calculates the cost and benefits of regulation, with far-reaching implications for climate change.
Experts have linked recent deadly rains in the north of the country to climate change, but decades of urbanization and neglect helped lay the groundwork for a calamity.
Power grids and hospitals can be overwhelmed, but there are fixes.
A crucial part of the clean energy transition is swept up in the high-pressure negotiations happening in Washington.
Climate change appears to be disrupting the hibernation of females in the Far North, scientists say, and that could affect mating season.
A decree formalizing the measure, which was passed in 2021, is riddled with exceptions. Critics call its effect symbolic, at best.
People around the world are exploring new ways to grow one of the world’s most important staple crops.
New research warns that nearly 800,000 residents would need emergency medical care for heat stroke and other illnesses in an extended power failure. Other cities are also at risk.
Don’t be fooled by its generic title. Lesley Lokko’s “Laboratory of the Future” is the most ambitious and pointedly political Venice Architecture Biennale in years.
Hint: It’s less about long showers and more about what’s for dinner.
Flooding upended tens of thousands of lives this week in Emilia-Romagna, a region that has also experienced drought in recent years.
For politicians, discussing climate change in a province enriched by oil money is fraught.
The U.S. finds itself caught between defending President Biden’s climate change agenda and aiding allies intent on increasing their access to fossil fuels.
From the Mississippi to the Mekong, farmers and researchers are finding creative fixes for the dire threats of global warming, extreme rains and sea-level rise.
Wildfires raging in Alberta and British Columbia have created a sense of panic and fear, and forced thousands of residents to evacuate from their homes.
Around the world, tens of millions could lose their homes in the coming decades. Planning is the key to protecting them.
Wealthy democracies rev up an effort to spend trillions on a new climate-friendly energy economy, while stealing away some of China’s manufacturing power.
Shifts in bird populations can be a sign of a changing climate. This summer, help scientists learn about the birds in your area.
Also, hot years ahead as global temperatures rise.
Even distant fires can send dangerous, imperceptible pollution to your doorstep.
Alberta’s vast oil industry is cutting production as the flames menace wells and pipelines, highlighting the danger
The World Meteorological Organization forecast “far-reaching repercussions for health, food security, water management and the environment.”
Hundreds of landfills containing toxic coal ash have gone unregulated for years, posing hazards to human health and the environment.
Intense downpours caused rivers to overflow in the northern region of Emilia-Romagna, swamping numerous cities in a catastrophe that experts described as “unprecedented.”
Festival organizers are trying to block plans to build a clean energy plant in the Nevada desert, highlighting the struggle to combat climate change and the cost of clean power.
Jakarta, like many places, faces an unsustainable future. Indonesia’s president is responding by building a new capital city from scratch.
There’s growing evidence that fossil fuel companies knew their product would harm the climate, and that’s driving lawsuits around the world.
The Mountain Valley line, which would carry gas from West Virginia to Virginia, still faces legal and regulatory hurdles.
Homeowners along the eastern coast of England are watching the North Sea swallow their communities. Help is on the way — but only for some.
Trinidad and Tobago is the No. 2 exporter of liquefied natural gas in the Americas. Its output has been falling, but it remains committed to fossil fuels.
Even as the leaders of Trinidad and Tobago double down on fossil fuels, climate change is bringing more extreme weather to the island nation.
U.S.-based manufacturers of solar products say rules issued by the Biden administration on Friday will “cement China’s dominance” over the solar industry.
We asked you to tell us about your careers. You had plenty to say.
Legislators are moving to erect barriers to clean energy development while providing incentives for fossil fuels.
Jigar Shah runs a federal program that suddenly has a gusher of money to lend before the next election.
It’s the last in a string of major regulations proposed by the Biden administration to sharply cut the greenhouse gases produced by the United States.
Fungi are a public health blind spot.
Solar, wind, geothermal, battery and other alternative-energy businesses are adding workers from fossil fuel companies, where employment has fallen.
Also, the eight warmest years on record and a fragile political alliance in the Philippines.
The year 2022 was not great. But even in the midst of overlapping calamities, progress is being made.
As long as we do the best we can, and appreciate life’s fullness, we will leave the world a better place for our children.
Debate intensified over a contentious issue: the creation of a fund to help poor and vulnerable countries pay for loss and damage caused by climate change.
Humanity faces a complex knot of seemingly distinct but entangled crises that are causing damage greater than the sum of their individual harms.
Algunos países en desarrollo están haciendo acuerdos financieros que podrían darles un mayor papel en la lucha contra el cambio climático.
Developing nations are reducing their debt by pledging to protect their resources in financial deals that could give them a bigger role in the fight against climate change.
Plus Myanmar gets closer to Russia and a dire climate report.
How much should candidates disclose about their health? Also: Drone rules; political fears; future pandemics; donations and climate policy.
El filántropo habló sobre cómo la pandemia y los efectos de la guerra en Ucrania están retrasando el progreso.
The philanthropist on how the pandemic and the effects of the war in Ukraine are setting back progress.
Readers discuss an investigation into the lack of secular education at New York’s yeshivas. Also: Outdoor dining; climate-crisis deniers.
Soaring needs and wealthy countries’ focus on Ukraine have left aid agencies with too little money to address the world’s other crises, forcing them to cut programs.
The departure of a grain-filled vessel from Odesa was hailed as a victory against global hunger. But experts say the crisis is so big that no single advance can reverse it.
President Biden is under pressure — often from his own allies — to declare national emergencies on issues like climate and abortion that are roiling American culture.
Monsoon rains have devastated Pakistan’s economic hub, Karachi, adding urgency to pleas to better equip cities to handle more frequent extreme weather.
La suspensión de actividades humanas por la covid ha sido una oportunidad para entender mejor cómo afectamos a otras especies del planeta.
If only it were just about money.
Covid precautions created a global slowdown in human activity — and an opportunity to learn more about the complex ways we affect other species.
A perfect storm of climate change, a European war and Covid have left the French scrambling for alternatives.
Plus the conviction of an ailing Hong Kong activist and President Vladimir Putin’s upcoming trip to Iran.
Parts of the east and south withered under extreme temperatures, even as health workers in hazmat suits persisted in a round of mandatory coronavirus tests.
The Legislature passed some bills that are obscure but significant, in the view of climate activists.
Plus Xi Jinping visits Hong Kong and Ukraine takes back Snake Island.
La COVID-19, el cambio climático y la posibilidad de una crisis alimentaria global demuestran que los problemas del mundo están muy ligados entre sí. Y también las soluciones.
No single country can solve the problem of rising food and fuel costs.
Along with everything else, the pandemic was a huge missed opportunity.
The key Ukrainian city lost its last bridge as fighting intensifies.
Gestures of good will and concern from developed countries can hide nationalism so pointed that it amounts to something like sadism.
Moscow wants victories before its Monday holiday.