From dire climate reports to ravenous urchins and vanishing heritage sites, here are the climate stories you shouldn’t miss from this year.
An ecologist says recycling of phones and more helps the environment.
The Arctic has been warmer in the last five years than at any time since records began in 1900, a report from a United States scientific agency found.
The proposed new rule would chip away at wetlands safeguards put in place during the administration of President George H.W. Bush.
While the official United States stance brought scorn from environmentalists, there are signs that the administration is picking up some powerful allies.
Global warming is ravaging coral, including at the Great Barrier Reef. But it may serve as “one enormous natural selection event,” a researcher said.
A reader sees a dangerous mix of politics, money and environmental destruction.
The move will make it easier to build new coal plants in the United States, the latest signal that the federal government is embracing the industry.
Negotiators from nearly 200 countries are gathering in Poland over the next two weeks to try to put global climate negotiations back on track.
It’s where the conspiracy theorizing and menacing of critics began.
It’s vital for countries to find a balance between economic growth, job creation and environmental sustainability.
In his new collection of essays, “The End of the End of the Earth,” Franzen complains about groups that emphasize climate change at the expense of conservation.
A crusader films the red-tide carnage in Florida. But in a time of climate-change denialism encouraged by the president, her work draws nasty comments.
Rising temperatures undermine the president’s vision of an energy-dominant America, affecting coal-fired power plants, oil production and the electrical grid, a federal report says.
And Representative Ro Khanna on the future of the Democratic Party
Global warming is posing immediate health hazards around the world and in the United States, from kidney disease to dengue fever, two new studies say.
Also this week: Hang onto that smartphone.
Brazil was an influential player in efforts to tame climate warming and mitigate its effects. It is now moving in the opposite direction.
Critics of a major United States climate report, including the president and conservative pundits, have dismissed its findings with several inaccurate claims.
Global warming has already resulted in more forest fires out West, according to the latest National Climate Assessment. The future could see more of the country burn.
Risking civilization for profit, ideology and ego.
Since his earliest days in office, President Trump has been taking steps that increase emissions of the heat-trapping greenhouse gases that are warming the planet to dangerous levels.
A sweeping new climate report warns that the United States will have to spend billions of dollars to protect coastlines, rebuild sewers and overhaul farming. Here are some places to start.
Philosophers have been talking about skepticism for a long time. Some of those insights can shed light on our public discourse regarding climate change.
Friday's government report, detailing in stark terms the economic cost of climate change, is likely to be played down by the administration, even as opponents use it to attack Trump policies.
A New York State lawsuit charges that the oil giant has not properly accounted for the climate risks at the core of its business.
Coal, the most polluting of energy sources, shows no sign of disappearing three years after the Paris agreement, when world leaders promised decisive action against global warming.
More and more of the predicted impacts of global warming are now becoming a reality.
Without major action to rein in global warming, the American economy could lose 10 percent of G.D.P. by 2100, according to a report from 13 federal agencies.
Take a deep breath and pass the stuffing.
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President Trump’s current choice to run the E.P.A., Andrew Wheeler, could emerge as an effective and efficient driver of the administration’s environmental and climate deregulation agenda.
Erik Solheim, head of the United Nations Environment Program, was found to have spent nearly $500,000 on travel in 22 months.
The Harvard psychologist says he is no starry-eyed optimist. It’s just that the data don’t lie.
Possibly. There is ‘no scientific support for inevitable doom,’ one expert notes.
By the end of this century, some parts of the world could face as many as six climate-related crises at the same time, researchers have concluded.
The president made the announcement while leading a Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony at the White House.
A reader says the party went missing in the midterms on an important issue.
More people in California and other states are living in areas known as the wildland-urban interface. Wildfires in those zones pose the greatest risk.
Climate change is altering America’s first national park so quickly that plants and animals may not be able to adapt.
Why does California have so many wildfires? Also, a kitchen shortcut that's good for the planet.
A new study found that the United States could store enough carbon in natural landscapes to offset all the cars and trucks on the road.
The animated commercial for the food retailer Iceland, featuring a baby orangutan, noted that the palm oil industry contributed to the destruction of rain forests and habitats.
A reader warns of danger to future generations if we don’t act now.
The International Energy Agency said renewables were poised to surpass coal by 2040. But more is still needed to stop climate change.