Mr. Hinchey, a Democrat from New York who served 10 terms in Congress, built a reputation as a champion of the environment and blue-collar workers.
The Environmental Protection Agency has been systematically dismantling its website about a problem the president has labeled a “hoax.”
A Minnesota utility wants to shut down a biofuel plant that runs on turkey droppings and wood. Loggers and truckers are suing to save it.
In this week's newsletter, we look at whether the world is losing faith in America. Plus, how to talk about climate change at Thanksgiving dinner.
For years, activists have been protesting the expansion of coal mining in the Hambach Forest in Germany by living in treehouses. A court ruling may soon change that.
The work of saving the planet is not technical, it’s political.
The president is pushing for repairs to the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, and he has promised to streamline government approvals. It still might not be enough.
This year’s United Nations climate talks have wrapped up, and there were few signs that countries are inclined to take urgent action.
25 years ago scientists raised the threat of climate change. Did I act immediately and decisively? Um, I did not.
The 23rd United Nations climate talks ended early Saturday, kicking most big issues down the road until 2018.
A global treaty to eliminate hydrofluorocarbons, a category of extremely potent planet-warming gases, has cleared a key threshold and will enter into force.
Island states that are least responsible for global emissions but most vulnerable to storms and rising seas are looking outside the United Nations process for aid.
Led by Canada and Britain, the 19 countries will end their coal power use by 2030. But none of them are big coal consumers.
In a brief address at the United Nations climate conference in Bonn, a State Department official mentions climate change and not coal, drawing (polite) applause.
The Green Climate Fund was meant to help developing countries tackle climate change, but many of the most vulnerable nations have not seen any grants.
A Tufts scientist writes that President Trump and his climate deniers are harming billions of people and the natural world.
Delegates at climate talks in Bonn are keeping their opinions to themselves about President Trump’s vow to withdraw from the Paris climate accord.
Each week, we’ll discuss ideas, trends and news that help make sense of our warming planet — and what humanity plans to do about it.
Emissions are rising in China. Still, it’s on track to meet the commitments it made under the Paris climate accord.
Education’s effect is the opposite for Democrats. Exploring a partisan paradox.
Leaders from state capitols, city halls and businesses have come to a climate meeting in Bonn to say America remains committed to the Paris accord.
The Trump administration’s debut at the United Nations climate conference in Bonn, Germany, was met with heckling, noisy protest and harsh questions.
In its annual report, the International Energy Agency said the global energy market — normally a slow-moving industry — was going through a major upheaval.
Negotiators from nearly 200 countries are meeting in Bonn, Germany, in the biggest climate change talks of the year. Here’s all of our coverage.
At times, the story of the seasteading movement seems to lapse into self-parody, but there are now companies, academics, architects and even a government working together on a prototype by 2020.
Industrial emissions of greenhouse gases will likely rise in 2017 after a three-year plateau. It’s a sign that the world is still far from achieving its goals to limit global warming.
After President Trump’s announced withdrawal from the Paris accord, a number of national and local leaders have emerged as climate change champions.
Al Gore, Jerry Brown and Michael R. Bloomberg are in Bonn, Germany, telling other countries that the United States is still serious about climate change.
Scientists called off an effort to save one of the world’s rarest marine mammals — the vaquita — when one died after being captured for rehabilitation.
The Texas city’s response to a powerful storm says much about polarized visions of the country and diverging attitudes toward cities, race, liberty and science.
Ms. Lee never forgave the builders of the Glen Canyon Dam and said the only thing that prevented her from blowing it up was that she did not know how.
Two powerful industries, plastic and iron, are locked in a lobbying war over the estimated $300 billion that local governments will spend on water pipes over the next decade.
If you’ve never heard of this spot, you’re not alone. But it deserves our attention, now more than ever.
As Syria approves the Paris climate pact, the world should ignore the last holdout and achieve the goals it set.
The talks in Bonn, Germany, will play a significant role in the world’s response to climate change. But what, exactly, is going on? Here are some answers.
Delhi’s pollution has made headlines in recent days, but experts say the air in Pakistan’s second-largest city rivals the Indian capital’s for toxicity.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is trying to prepare for bigger floods even as the White House is hostile to talking about climate change.
Senator Edward Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, called the views of Kathleen Hartnett White, slated for the top White House environmental job, “outrageous.”
Dos años después de que los países firmaron el histórico Acuerdo de París, el mundo sigue lejos del camino para prevenir un calentamiento global drástico en las próximas décadas.
As the United Nations convenes a climate conference in Bonn, leaders might consider whether phasing out nuclear energy is doing more harm than good.
Syria announced Tuesday it would sign the Paris agreement. Now the United States stands alone among nations on climate change.
Two years after countries signed a landmark climate agreement in Paris, the world remains far off course from preventing drastic global warming in the decades ahead.
The further we push the climate system, the greater the risks of potentially unforeseen and catastrophic changes.
Religious leaders need to sound the warning about the effects of climate change and air pollution on health, participants in a Vatican conference said.
Opinions on climate change largely follow partisan lines and a dire new report is unlikely to reset the political debate.
Reducing the causes of climate change is a way to love our neighbor and steward the gift of creation.
Climate change is affecting the United States more than ever, and the impacts on people and the economy are expected to increase, a draft section of the National Climate Assessment says.
A report from 13 federal agencies says humans are the main cause of global warming, a position at odds with some in the Trump administration.
The fastest times are run on cool days, so what happens when those become fewer?
In the Natore District in northwest Bangladesh, children attend school on a boat. Flooding is an increasing problem in the country, which is a delta formed by the confluence of major rivers and highly vulnerable to climate change.
The American position is likely to provoke strong reactions from attendees of the United Nations meeting that begins on Monday.
Senator Lisa Murkowski’s views will take center stage this week in a hearing on opening an Arctic wildlife area to oil drilling.
The new rules implemented by Scott Pruitt would effectively shut out many academic scientists who rely on federal funding, replacing them with researchers from industry.
In a settlement with the Justice Department and the E.P.A., the company also agreed to spend $300 million to upgrade technology at eight facilities.
A leading medical journal warns that the impact of planetary warming on human well-being is “far worse than previously understood.”
The glaciers are currently holding back ice that, if melted, would raise the world’s oceans by nearly four feet over centuries.
Hotter temperatures are forcing families in southern India to decide: Try to survive here, or leave?
This revealing documentary follows Mr. Nye as he crusades on behalf of space exploration and against creationists and climate-change deniers.