Five years after Hurricane Harvey destroyed their home, Becca and Sergio Fuentes are still rebuilding their lives.
Some people in extremely cold areas of the U.S. are switching to heat pumps from oil or gas furnaces. But others are not convinced that these devices are right for them.
Americans can get tax credits to go electric, but only if they have cash upfront. Other countries have programs, too.
With the exception of Apple, eight tech giants are no longer “pure growth” stocks, while Exxon and Chevron are, a new study says. Our columnist says: Buyer, beware.
El viejo portaaviones, antaño buque insignia de la Armada, está repleto de asbesto. Ningún país, incluido Brasil, permite que atraque para ser desmantelado o reciclado.
The old aircraft carrier, once the navy’s flagship, is packed with asbestos. No country, including Brazil, will let it dock to be dismantled.
The record haul, pushed by high energy prices and a hunger for liquefied natural gas, came as a new chief signaled a more “balanced approach” to renewable energy.
One county has a wealth of minerals essential to defense and the green economy. Mining would transform the community, yet many say they feel a patriotic obligation to dig.
The administration issued an analysis that indicates a scaled-back version of the Willow project could go forward. Opponents call the drilling plan a “carbon bomb.”
Whether you are renovating your home, upgrading appliances or buying an electric car, this guide can help you take advantage of savings from the Inflation Reduction Act.
An environmental review expected soon would effectively signal that the Willow project proceed, according to people familiar with the report.
Organizers of Copenhagen Fashion Week have created sustainability requirements for participating designers with the goal of setting a new industry standard.
The head of the world’s leading energy organization called the war in Ukraine an “accelerator” of the transition.
The move to ban disposal of mining wastes near the site of the proposed Pebble mine, made under the Clean Water Act, protects a valuable salmon fishery.
Tech workers and investors are flocking to start-ups that aim to combat climate change.
Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of “Braiding Sweetgrass,” argues for a new way of living.
Some Brazilian scientists fear that the Amazon may become a grassy savanna — with profound effects on the climate worldwide.
New York City is set to break its record for latest-ever “first measurable snow” of the winter and is also approaching its longest stretch without snow.
Not your typical garden, they can help us reimagine how we produce food in a warming world.
An exceptionally cold January has brought the region misery and snarled travel. Experts blame the same arctic system that hit the United States last month.
Tribal groups are fighting an Arizona project whose backers say increasing the supply of copper, crucial to batteries, would reduce fossil-fuel use.
The seven states that rely on the river for water are not expected to reach a deal on cuts. It appears the Biden administration will have to impose reductions.
The problem begins at the farm where plants draw toxins from the soil. There’s no washing them away.
Compare the totals in your city with those of the past.
The federal government isn’t banning them anytime soon, but they may still be on the way out.
The U.S. Forest Service rule restricts development on more than nine million acres in North America’s largest temperate rainforest, reversing a Trump decision.
Readers agree with Ms. Grandin that it is often undervalued. Also: Kevin McCarthy’s vindictive move; action on climate change; the Supreme Court leak.
Countries are pursuing new solutions to try to mitigate climate change. More trade fights are likely to come hand in hand.
After a public reckoning and the departure of its executive director, the nation’s largest environmental organization has tapped Ben Jealous as its new leader.
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists set the clock at 90 seconds to midnight on Tuesday, citing the war in Ukraine as well as climate change, online disinformation and other threats.
Marina Silva, Brazil’s environment minister, has brought down deforestation rates before. Can she do it again?
Despite an injection of funding, the agency still has not recovered from an exodus of scientists and policy experts, both insiders and critics say.
A pesar de sus efectos dañinos en el planeta, esta sustancia está por todas partes. Un periodista hizo el experimento de prescindir del plástico un día.
Readers discuss a new study showing it knew the dangers for decades. Also: The U.S. Embassy in Israel; the debt limit; guns on movie sets; election deniers.
Can the White House ensure that disadvantaged communities benefit from billions in renewable energy funding?
Climate change is forcing California to deal with two calamities at once — too much water and not enough.
The Biden administration has set out to measure the economic value of ecosystems, offering new statistics to weigh in policy decisions.
An inspector general’s report found no evidence that David Bernhardt had improperly favored a group that once employed him as a lobbyist.
John Kerry defended the choice of an oil executive to run the next climate talks while Greta Thunberg and others raised an alarm.
As advocates are pushing the city to plant more trees, new research shows the role of urban greenery in absorbing carbon emissions.
New technologies, including one fuel extracted from the atmosphere itself, could make flying more sustainable. But the challenges are many and the timeline is uncertain.
With famine threatening Somalia, tiny sums can save kids’ lives.
Why the world’s most prominent climate radicals are rebooting.
The polar bear was shot and killed by a local resident during the fatal attack in Wales, a small village in western Alaska, officials said.
When the barometer drops, the volume of ‘hyped words’ rises, and many meteorologists aren’t happy about it.
Bill McKibben published his first book over 20 years before Xiye Bastida was born. But as climate leaders, they agree that “for an activist to have hope is the most important thing.”
A handy explanation of some of the newer climatological verbiage.
Oil is lucrative, protecting the Amazon is not. We visited a community that has to live with the consequences.
Una idea novedosa para dejar en el subsuelo las enormes reservas de petróleo del país fracasó por falta de apoyo de la comunidad internacional. Ahora, con una fuerte carga de deuda, el presidente está ampliando la extracción en la selva.
An unusually warm winter has forced a rethink about climate change in areas with lower peaks as ski resorts and sporting events face an uncertain future.
A plan to promote the shift to renewable energy could lead to real progress on climate change.
A novel idea to leave the country’s vast oil reserves in the ground fizzled for lack of international support. Now, struggling under painful debt, the government wants to expand drilling in the rainforest.
Almost a year after Russia launched its invasion, assessing the impact on the oil industry and greenhouse gas goals is not so simple.
For years, activists tried to save tiny Lützerath from being razed to make way for the expansion of an open-pit coal mine. This past week, the police moved them out.
Sultan Al Jaber, who heads the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, was chosen by the United Arab Emirates to head the upcoming COP28 summit, drawing criticism from green groups.
‘Should I get rid of my gas stove’ isn’t the only question to ask. It may not even be the right one.
Starting in the 1970s, scientists working for the oil giant made remarkably accurate projections of just how much burning fossil fuels would warm the planet.
Las emisiones de China de productos químicos que erosionan la capa de ozono habían amenazado con demorar una década su recuperación, pero, según un nuevo informe, solo se retrasó un año.
The way the state managed its water in the past has worsened today’s flooding — and missed an opportunity to reduce future vulnerabilities.
California has experienced what one researcher described as “weather whiplash” with quick swings between wet and dry periods.
Once a taboo idea thought too dangerous to research, geoengineering is becoming more mainstream.
Though some trees may be toppled in storms, experts say that redwood trees, which can live for centuries, are adapted to a wide range of weather events.
The revolution is also a case study in how much further we have to go.
It’s all around us, despite its adverse effects on the planet. In a 24-hour experiment, one journalist tried to go plastic free.
The nation’s top consumer watchdog agency raised concerns about indoor air pollution from gas stoves. A political firestorm ensued.
Even as President Biden and the leaders of Canada and Mexico sought to emphasize their shared commitments, the tricky issue of immigration dominated much of the discussion.
Also, the eight warmest years on record and a fragile political alliance in the Philippines.
I knew that I could face retaliation, but inaction during this critical time will have far greater consequences.
The weirdly warm European winter has unexpected geopolitical consequences.
In a speech on Federal Reserve independence, Chair Jerome H. Powell emphasized that climate change should be addressed by elected officials.
Europe experienced its hottest summer ever, while 2022 was the fifth-hottest year on record worldwide.
Extreme weather has plagued many parts of the country this fall and winter. But few places have been as ravaged by the changing climate these last weeks as California.
Emissions ticked up 1.3 percent last year, even as renewables surpassed coal.
Warming temperatures in one part of the world seem to have driven down the parasite population, suggesting another unexpected way that climate change harms ecosystems.
Environmental groups are relying on a law in France requiring large companies to address their environmental footprint.
Rogue emissions from China of ozone-depleting chemicals had threatened to delay recovery by a decade. But the emissions were stopped, according to a U.N.-backed report.
As extreme weather events become more common, archivists and conservators are scrambling to protect their collections.
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.