Meteorologists say temperatures could climb above 40 degrees Celsius, or more than 104 degrees Fahrenheit, across large stretches of the continent.
The leak, about 12 miles off the Louisiana coast, has been releasing oil and gas into the Gulf of Mexico since 2004, when a bundle of undersea pipes ruptured.
The project’s reversal of fortunes has angered environmentalists and focused attention on an unusual connection between a Chilean billionaire and President Trump’s family.
President Trump’s new energy plan aims to save coal-burning power plants and miners’ jobs. It won’t do either.
The widening divide between states on climate-change policy comes with the potential to cement an economic and social divide for years to come.
New satellite photos of the city, one of India’s largest, show its reservoirs running dry.
The mayor said it was important that Australia’s largest city, which has already made ambitious pledges to reduce greenhouse emissions, raise its voice in a global demand for action.
A proposal to reduce the 28-country bloc's net carbon emissions to zero by 2050 failed when eastern countries that are heavily dependent on coal raised objections.
A reader urges Congress to pass a carbon dividend bill, rather than letting administrators change rules with the stroke of a pen.
As the dangers and costs of climate change rise, policymakers are facing painful choices about how to decide which communities to protect.
European leaders from 28 countries will decide Thursday whether the E.U. will aim to get to net-zero emissions in the next 30 years.
A new analysis of satellite data concludes that Himalayan glaciers are melting much faster than before, posing grave risks to millions downstream.
Also this week, a wave of heat waves.
The new measure will very likely prompt a flurry of legal challenges. If upheld in court, it could tie the hands of future presidents on global warming.
The animal was seen roaming the streets of Norilsk, Russia, hundreds of miles from its usual habitat. Experts said it was probably looking for food.
Temperatures in Greenland have been as much as 40 degrees Fahrenheit above normal, helping fuel a pulse of melting across much of the ice sheet surface.
Why is the image of an environmentally conscious African-American still hard for us to picture?
The final permit from regulators in Queensland came less than a month after a conservative coalition that champions coal won in national elections.
Readers wrestle with their carbon footprint. “Does travel equate to being a bad person?” one asks.
Also this week, a Texas bill that could make environmental protests riskier.
The prime minister’s plan leaves many questions unanswered, but sets a new standard that she hopes other countries will adopt.
Accurate predictions of Earth’s warming require computers that are too expensive for one country or institution.
The regulator, who sits on a powerful government panel that oversees major financial markets, likened global warming risks to the 2008 mortgage crisis.
A reader says it’s the failure of the party’s leadership to address climate change.
Climate change and urbanization could increase the number of people at risk of contracting dengue fever, a mosquito-borne disease that can be deadly.
Three years after the school board passed a resolution mandating climate justice education in all public schools, a rollout may be coming.
Administration officials said proposed testimony by a State Department scientist amounted to “climate alarm propaganda.”
The Midwest floods have highlighted a gap in disaster readiness: Fewer Americans are buying flood insurance, even as climate change increases their risk.
The pledge by the former New York City mayor is part of an effort to close every coal-fired power plant in the United States and halt the growth of natural gas.
In a letter signed by 17 industry giants including Ford, General Motors and Toyota, the firms asked Mr. Trump to go back to the negotiating table.
Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts talks Trump, Mueller and climate legislation.
A new study projects how many additional deaths could occur in 15 American cities if the world misses its targets for taming climate change.
The government plans to outlaw the destruction of brand-new consumer products, a practice that companies use to stop goods from being stolen or sold at steep discounts.
Also this week, leisure travel on a warming planet.
Three judges heard arguments in a closely watched lawsuit brought by young people to compel the federal government to take action on climate change.
“Ocean Cube,” an exhibition of five Instagramable dreamlike rooms, offers commentary on pollution.
Even former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. has embraced the goals of the Green New Deal, showing just how far the Democratic field has moved on climate change.
Some of the world's largest companies estimate they face roughly $1 trillion in climate-related risks, with most of that looming in just the next five years.
A comprehensive list of environmental policies the Trump administration has targeted, often in an effort to ease burdens on the fossil fuel industry and other big businesses.
Top Trump administration officials are attending the annual Bilderberg Meeting, where political and business leaders swear never to publicly reveal what is discussed.
Prices are rising and planting is far behind schedule as farmers face a complex new calculus about what to plant—or whether to plant at all.
The change, sought by corn-belt farmers hurt by the China trade war, drew criticism from environmentalists as well as energy companies.
Also this week, millennial attitudes about climate change.
After two years spent unraveling the policies of his predecessors, President Trump and his appointees are going after influential government reports.
The countries may increase their climate goals, but the United Nations says that to avert extreme warming, an “exponential increase in ambition” is needed.
Even the most maligned creatures of backyards and roadsides have a potent purpose in the world.