T/environment

  1. Becoming Greta: ‘Invisible Girl’ to Global Climate Activist, With Bumps Along the Way Climate, Yesterday

    A Swedish girl’s solitary act of civil disobedience has turned her into a symbol for climate action. But her path hasn’t been easy.

  2. Time to Panic Opinion, February 16

    The planet is getting warmer in catastrophic ways. And fear may be the only thing that saves us.

  3. Students Skip School Across Europe to Demand Climate Action World, February 15

    In cities including Berlin, London and Paris, young protesters took to the streets to urge their leaders to combat climate change.

  4. Donald Trump Is President and Anything Is Possible Opinion, February 15

    Even the necessary idealism of the Green New Deal.

  5. Skipping School to Save the Earth World, February 14

    Inspired by a 16-year-old Swede, thousands of young people are expected to take Friday off to march for action on climate change.

  6. E.P.A. Will Study Limits on Cancer-Linked Chemicals. Critics Say the Plan Delays Action. Climate, February 14

    The agency said it will start work by year's end on a plan to address limits on the chemicals, known as PFAS, which are commonly used in cookware, pizza boxes, stain repellants and fire retardants.

  7. The Answer Is Blowin’ in the Wind Opinion, February 13

    Of Stalin, Hitler and environmental protection.

  8. Roses Are Red, but Could They Be Greener? Climate, February 13

    Also this week: Updates on the ‘Green New Deal,’ and a climate science pioneer is honored.

  9. Pretend It’s Aliens Opinion, February 13

    A neat mental trick to understand the climate battle ahead.

  10. Bad Policy, Good Politics Opinion, February 13

    Both critics and defenders of the Green New Deal have a point.

  11. Senate Passes a Sweeping Land Conservation Bill Climate, February 12

    Years in the works, the measure designates more than a million acres of wilderness for environmental protection and permanently reauthorizes a federal program to pay for conservation.

  12. Top Leader at Interior Dept. Pushes a Policy Favoring His Former Client Climate, February 12

    David Bernhardt, the agency’s acting chief, wants to roll back endangered-species protections on a tiny fish, a change that benefits few outside a California group he once represented as a lobbyist.

  13. How the Left Embraced Elitism Opinion, February 11

    The progressives’ Green New Deal centralizes power.

  14. Ocasio-Cortez Team Flubs a Green New Deal Summary, and Republicans Pounce Climate, February 11

    An FAQ document, which referred to provisions that did not appear in the initial proposal, was published by mistake, an aide said.

  15. It’s for the Birds (and Us, Too) Opinion, February 11

    The Great Backyard Bird Count is citizen science on a global scale, and it’s more crucial than ever in the age of climate change.

  16. A ‘Green New Deal’ Is Far From Reality, but Climate Action Is Picking Up in the States Climate, February 8

    The midterm elections brought in a new wave of governors with aggressive plans to cut emissions and expand low-carbon energy. Now, those plans are being implemented.

  17. For a Climate Reporter, a Dreaded Question: ‘Then Why Is It So Cold?’ Reader Center, February 8

    When temperatures dip, we hear it over and over. Here’s the answer — and why it matters.

  18. Which Way to the North Pole? Opinion, February 7

    The north magnetic pole is moving eastward at an accelerating pace. Is doomsday nigh?

  19. Tests for Oil in Arctic Refuge Won’t Happen This Winter, Officials Say Climate, February 7

    The decision to delay seismic testing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska signals at least a temporary victory for groups that oppose oil exploration there.

  20. Liberal Democrats Formally Call for a ‘Green New Deal,’ Giving Substance to a Rallying Cry Climate, February 7

    House Democrats introduced a resolution calling for a sweeping environmental and economic mobilization that would make the United States carbon neutral by 2030.

  21. Climate Wasn’t in Trump’s Speech, but It Was Topic A in Congress the Next Day Climate, February 6

    In this week’s newsletter: House committees held their first hearings in years on global warming, but the question is whether any climate legislation will have a real shot.

  22. It’s Official: 2018 Was the Fourth Warmest Year on Record Interactive, February 6

    The only warmer years were 2015, 2016 and 2017, according to NASA records that go back more than a century.

  23. The Real State of the Union, in Charts Opinion, February 5

    It’s not pretty. But there is one big reason for hope.

  24. Climate Change Could Leave Thousands of Lakes Ice-Free Interactive, February 5

    Lakes that used to freeze every winter now see some years without ice. Scientists say that extensive ice loss will happen within a generation if current warming trends continue.

  25. Trump Chooses David Bernhardt, a Former Oil Lobbyist, to Head the Interior Dept. Climate, February 4

    While Ryan Zinke, the former interior secretary who left office in January, announced historic rollbacks of public-land protections, Mr. Bernhardt developed the plans behind the scenes.

  26. Extreme Weather: The Perils of Denial Opinion, January 30

    Readers urge action on climate change as the Midwest freezes.

  27. How Cold Weather and Climate Change Are Connected Climate, January 30

    Also this week: A good reason to call your cable company.

  28. Scientists Single Out a Suspect in Starfish Carnage: Warming Oceans Climate, January 30

    A new study sheds light on a huge die-off of starfish along the Pacific Coast from Mexico to Alaska.

  29. U.S. Midwest Freezes, Australia Burns: This Is the Age of Weather Extremes Climate, January 29

    Numbing cold hit parts of the United States as wildfires raged in Australia’s record-breaking heat. Here's the climate change connection.

  30. China’s Coal Plants Haven’t Cut Methane Emissions as Required, Study Finds Climate, January 29

    China in 2010 promised to curb methane emissions. In the first five years, it failed to keep its promise, according to new research based on satellite data.

  31. If the Earth Is Warming, Why Is It So Cold Outside? Interactive, January 28

    Even on a day when it is colder than average where you live, the world as a whole is frequently warmer than average. You can even see it for yourself.

  32. How Much Warmer Was Your City in 2018? Interactive, January 28

    Interactive chart showing warmer or cooler it was in 2018 in more than 3,800 cities around the world.

  33. The Fleecing of Millennials Opinion, January 27

    Their incomes are flat. Their wealth is down. And Washington is aggravating future threats.

  34. Preparing the Subways for Climate Change Opinion, January 27

    A reader asks what the long-term defense against flood-prone tunnels will be.

  35. Why a Border Wall Could Mean Trouble for Wildlife Climate, January 24

    If the Trump administration extends the wall at the southern border, it could degrade important habitats for animals and plants, even birds and insects.

  36. Get Ready for the Cold Climate, January 23

    Also this week: 72 percent of Americans say climate change is important.

  37. As Climate Warms, Plants Will Absorb Less CO₂, Study Finds Climate, January 23

    Plants and soil absorb carbon dioxide, which helps mitigate climate change. But global warming will degrade that ability, scientists say.

  38. Global Warming Concerns Rise Among Americans in New Poll Climate, January 22

    “I’ve never seen jumps in some of the key indicators like this,” the lead researcher said.

  39. Greenland’s Melting Ice Nears a ‘Tipping Point,’ Scientists Say Climate, January 21

    With the Arctic warming rapidly, ice loss in Greenland is accelerating and may soon be a major factor in rising sea levels, according to a new study.