The Fish and Wildlife Service announced a proposal on Tuesday to list the birds as a threatened species.
For the first time, both parties have acknowledged — by their actions, if not their words — that the United States is unprepared for global warming and will need huge amounts of cash to cope.
The infrastructure deal is a good start. But much more must be done to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
A pair of English researchers found that New Zealand is best poised to stay up and running as climate change continues to wreak global havoc. Other scientists found flaws in their model.
The sprawling, 2,702-page bill includes historic investments in traditional projects as well as broadband expansion and funds for some climate projects.
The legislation contains what could be the largest investment in climate resilience in American history.
We’re on top of the latest in extreme weather in the United States, and around the world. Follow along here for heat waves, wildfires, floods and more.
After a heat wave and two Southeast Asia-style rainstorms that flooded the capital’s streets, subways and Brian May’s cellar, it seems timely to ask if the city is prepared to deal with wild weather.
Hundreds of scientists and policy experts left the government during the Trump administration. The jobs remain unfilled six months into President Biden’s term.
The big changes that can still save us.
The Dixie Fire continued to burn through Northern California at an alarming rate as firefighters struggled to contain the strong blaze amid record-breaking temperatures.
The Bootleg Fire, which has burned hundreds of thousands of acres in southern Oregon, is the nation’s largest active blaze. Marc Valens showed us how the fire destroyed his home.
The drought in Northern California is severe, and the risk of fires remains high. But winemakers are trying to adapt to climate change.
Utilities are fighting to keep the lights on amid extreme wildfires, heat and flooding fueled by global warming.
Want to help the environment? Going carless is an excellent start.
A team of Times journalists collaborated to explain visually the city’s complicated challenges involving Lake Michigan.
A new study looks at “the mortality cost of carbon”: lives lost or gained as emissions change over time.
Frequent, low-intensity fires known as prescribed burns are one of the best ways to stop wildfires. So why isn’t California lighting more of them?
A bipartisan package includes the largest-ever federal spending for electric vehicle charging stations, public transit and clean water.
Toyota, maker of the Prius, is resisting stricter emissions standards.
Over 45 years, his advice to Alaskans has changed with the transformation of the planet.
Wildfires. Drought. Monsoons. Sewage spills. A resurgent virus. The summer season we thought we knew has become something ominous.
In a travelogue, Lisa Wells searches for communities and individuals committed to healing the damage of climate change.
A study suggests that the world can expect more record-shattering heat waves in the future, unless drastic action is taken to curb climate change.
The agency said the changes will prevent lead, selenium and other toxic pollutants from contaminating waterways.
Las rápidas y letales inundaciones recientes en China anegaron una red que ni siquiera tenía una década de antigüedad, y pusieron de manifiesto los riesgos a los que se enfrentan las ciudades en todo el mundo.
Every monsoon season poses risks to the country, but this one is shaping up as especially destructive as climate change turbocharges rainfall.
China’s breathtaking economic growth created cities ill-equipped to face extreme weather. Last week’s dramatic floods showed that much will have to change.
The new Merlin Bird ID app allows users to identify birds by their song, and it has the potential to raise appreciation for our endangered avian friends.
The auto giant bet on hydrogen power, but as the world moves toward electric the company is fighting climate regulations in an apparent effort to buy time.
An activist investment firm won a shocking victory at Exxon Mobil. But can new directors really put the oil giant on a cleaner path?
A city known for extraordinary architecture is coming to terms with intensifying storms, a rising sea and streets that flood with distressing regularity.
At least four people died in a highway tunnel in central China that flooded at the same time as a subway tunnel after eight inches of rain fell in a single hour.
Mother Nature called. She's had it.
DP World, a leading logistics company, agreed on Friday to cooperate with a Russian state company on shipping ventures in the Arctic Ocean.
The antidote for anxiety is meaningful action.
Between wildfires, heat waves and hurricanes, we’re all feeling nervous about the future. But stewing or ignoring the problem won’t ease your burden.
The European Union has an ambitious plan to phase out the bloc’s reliance on fossil fuels. Will it work?
Los científicos dicen que se trata menos de un bamboleo y más de un ciclo lento y predecible. Y aunque el fenómeno contribuirá a la subida de las mareas causada por el cambio climático, es solo uno de los muchos factores.
Catastrophic floods have done strangely little to shake up the contest to replace Angela Merkel.
Swift, deadly flooding in China this week inundated a network that wasn’t even a decade old, highlighting the risks faced by cities globally.
Health officials said that high temperatures and low tides were likely to blame for an outbreak of vibriosis, an intestinal disease associated with eating raw oysters and other shellfish.
The clock is ticking.
Despite raging crises, the gears of government seem as stuck as ever, partly because Americans interpret the events “from the framework they started with,” as one political scientist put it.
"It is clear that Dr. Fauci will not allow himself to be used as a punching bag," a reader writes. Also: Climate change; unvaccinated hospital workers; reconnecting in a national park.
The 400,000-acre fire is still growing. And it is only 38 percent contained.
What does it mean if we can't protect even our protected land from climate change?
“This,” proclaimed an editorial in The Tampa Bay Times last week, “is what climate change smells like.”
The law aims to take the cost burden of recycling away from taxpayers. One environmental advocate said the change could be “transformative.”
A prolonged drought worsened by climate change and government mismanagement has added a volatile new element to the swirl of challenges in Iran, ranging from the pandemic to U.S. sanctions.
Brutal heat and deadly floods show a world unprepared to cope with extreme weather.
Mr. Bezos says space tourism is a first step toward moving people (and heavy industry) into space to avert an energy crisis on Earth.
Global warming will get worse unless we cut greenhouse gas emissions.
Gov. Kate Brown of Oregon told residents that the devastating wildfires burning across the state are the result of a “climate crisis,” which has also led to more heat waves and drought conditions across the Western United States.
India’s Covid deaths could be in the millions.
In “After Cooling,” Eric Dean Wilson explores the ways that temperature-controlled environments contribute to the climate crisis.
The law bans some short flights, requires more vegetarian school meals and curbs wasteful plastic packaging. But activists say it’s not enough.
As a graduate student in the 1980s, Tracy Stone-Manning was linked to a tree-spiking effort by environmentalists. Republicans say that makes her unfit to lead the Bureau of Land Management.
Unpredictable winds, fire clouds that spawn lightning, and flames that leap over firebreaks are confounding efforts to fight the blaze, which is sweeping through southern Oregon.
Senators introduced a plan on Monday to tax iron, steel and other imports from countries without ambitious climate laws.
The warning system is new, an acknowledgment that climate change is warming a nation not known for balmy temperatures.
Los fenómenos meteorológicos extremos han afectado enormemente a todo el mundo. Y las recientes inundaciones en Alemania y los incendios en el oeste de EE. UU. evidencian que ningún país está preparado para afrontar las consecuencias del cambio climático.
The soaring temperatures have made wildfire season particularly dangerous.
Sunscreen on grapes. Toilet water that is treated and used for irrigation. Napa Valley winemakers are taking extreme steps in the face of climate change.
The pact clears the way for the group to pump more oil as global economies revive from pandemic lockdowns.
Insurers were already skittish after losses from repeated hurricanes. The recent condo collapse has brought new insecurity. How long will Florida’s coast be insurable?
Biden has made progress on climate, even if activists can’t see it.
Floods swept Germany, fires ravaged the American West and another heat wave loomed, driving home the reality that the world’s richest nations remain unprepared for the intensifying consequences of climate change.
With more than 160 dead across the region, the receding waters revealed extensive damage as well as deep political divides around how far and fast Germans should go to stem carbon use.
Northeastern Siberia is a place where people take Arctic temperatures in stride. But 100-degree days are another matter entirely.
Floods like these, which have left more than 100 dead, had not been seen in perhaps 1,000 years. For many, the warnings came too late, raising questions about lapses in Germany’s flood alert system.
The storm that brought flooding and devastation to parts of Europe is the latest example of an extreme weather event. More are expected.
Sinkholes that swallowed up houses. Streets disemboweled, their utility lines exposed. Cars carried away and deposited upside down. Homes emptied out, their contents mixed with mud.
The danger from flames and smoke is growing as blazes spread more swiftly and unpredictably as a consequence of climate change. Here are answers to five important questions.
Saving the planet is more important than free-trade mysticism.
Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission, was among several other officials who made the connection. “It shows the urgency to act,” she said.
Scientists say it’s less like a wobble and more like a slow, predictable cycle. And while the phenomenon will contribute to rising tides caused by climate change, it is just one of many factors.
Un nuevo estudio que analizó cientos de lecturas aéreas de emisiones sobre los bosques encontró que las regiones forestales en el sureste fueron las más afectadas.
When endangered by climate change, communities should move away more often and in more innovative ways.
The program may help China eventually curb greenhouse gas pollution. But making emissions markets work is tricky.
Los partidarios dicen que podría presionar a otros países para que tomen medidas climáticas más firmes. Pero esta nueva herramienta podría ser complicada de implementar.
New data underline how heat waves can hurt people, especially the poorest workers, in unexpected ways.
“We’re going to get a lot done,” President Biden said, as Senate Democrats began drafting the details on a social and environmental bill that could yield transformative change.
Former President Donald J. Trump invited mining and logging to a vast wilderness of bald eagles, black bears and 800-year-old trees. President Biden is reversing course.
The party’s $3.5 trillion budget plan would include a carbon tariff, as well as a host of other climate actions.
Europe’s bold climate move.
The dangers of climate change require major spending now. Future generations will thank us for it.
Supporters say it could pressure other countries to take stronger climate action. But this novel tool could be tricky to implement.
The far-reaching plan to reduce the trade bloc’s carbon footprint includes tougher mandates for automakers, steel makers, airlines, energy producers and other industries.
It’s not heat or drought. It’s the level of Lake Michigan.
The proposal would impose tariffs on some imports from countries with looser environmental rules. It would also mean the end of sales in the European Union of new gas- and diesel-powered cars in just 14 years.
A new study analyzing hundreds of aerial readings of emissions above the forest canopy found that forest regions in the southeast were most affected.
The Biden administration's push for more wind and solar power poses big challenges. New types of energy storage could help — but only if they get much cheaper.
Record-breaking climate extremes, from heat to drought to wildfires, are blanketing the United States this summer. This is how one region has been struck.
The proposals, expected Wednesday, are likely to be more ambitious and specific than other countries’ efforts to fight climate change and may include a border tax on imports deemed to be polluting.
Acequias, the fabled irrigation ditches that are a cornerstone of New Mexican culture, have endured centuries of challenges. Can they survive the Southwest’s megadrought?
Hydrogen is one of the most plentiful elements in the universe, but producing it in a way that is emission-free is costly. Pioneering companies are working to change that.
Human-caused climate change is influencing heat waves, making them more frequent and occurring over a longer period.
The compounds can form PFAS, also known as “forever chemicals,” which have been linked to cancer and birth defects. The E.P.A. approvals came despite the agency’s own concerns about toxicity.
Corporate leaders expect rosy company earnings, starting this week.
El turismo no debe regresar a su antigua normalidad derrochadora. La pandemia nos ha presentado una oportunidad para replantear la manera en que recorremos el planeta.
The president and energy companies want new transmission lines to carry electricity from solar and wind farms. Some environmentalists and homeowners are pushing for smaller, more local systems.
Temperatures were broiling from Utah to California as another “heat dome” led Western states to set up cooling centers and issue motel vouchers.
Thursday’s storms flooded parts of the subway system, underscoring its vulnerability to heavy rains, which could become more common with climate change.
Record-breaking heat was expected throughout the West Coast this weekend, days after a deadly heat wave struck Oregon and Washington State.
An early estimate points to a huge die-off along the Pacific Coast, and scientists say rivers farther inland are warming to levels that could be lethal for some kinds of salmon.
Nights are warming faster than days across most of the U.S., with potentially deadly consequences.
The West Coast is preparing for yet another extreme heat wave, with highs in the triple digits in parts of the state on Saturday.
We spoke with Coral Davenport, a climate reporter for The Times, about the steps the president has taken and the obstacles he faces.
The travel industry wants to return to normal, but normal is not sustainable.
A rapid analysis of last week’s record-breaking heat found that it would have been virtually impossible without the influence of human-caused climate change.
The climate crisis haunts Chicago’s future as a warming world pushes Lake Michigan toward new extremes — higher highs, lower lows, greater uncertainty.
Trump gutted emissions reductions. The president must make up for time lost.
Organizers are being forced to deal with extreme heat, drought and wilder storms.
“A very good thing for the soul of America,” says one reader. “A terrible idea,” opines another. Also: Climate change; federal aid for “Hamilton.”
Elsa became the first major storm of this year’s Atlantic hurricane season to hit Florida’s mainland when it moved over Taylor County, southeast of Tallahassee, on Wednesday morning.
An analysis by European scientists found that other parts of the world didn’t fare much better, with Europe logging its second-hottest June.
The announcement marked a setback for President Emmanuel Macron, who had framed the constitutional change as the symbolic backbone of his environmental policies.
As viewers tune out cable news, Rupert Murdoch is preparing the debut of Fox Weather, a potentially powerful new player in a sphere long dominated by the Weather Channel.
La región, un posible último refugio para los osos polares y otros animales salvajes que viven del hielo, no es tan sólida como se pensaba, según un nuevo estudio.
Burn bans, flashlight campfires, extreme heat and stronger rainstorms: Today’s campers are experiencing their summer fun against the backdrop of climate change.
Un agricultor de California decidió que tiene más sentido comercial vender el agua de sus tierras que cultivar arroz. Un productor de almendros piensa arrancar sus sembradíos para instalar paneles solares. La sequía está transformando al estado, y eso impactará en el suministro de alimentos.
Climate change is contributing to worsening heat waves. One result is that people can no longer count on a reprieve: cooler evening temperatures. Here’s how high overnight temperatures can make heat waves deadlier.
Trees protect cities from extreme heat. But in most places, only the rich enjoy them.
The heat smothering the Pacific Northwest has little precedent in four decades of record-keeping.
Maps show that drought conditions are the most widespread and severe in at least 20 years, with reservoirs running dry.
Much of the Western half of the United States is in the grip of a severe drought of historic proportions.
There are few things Americans can agree on these days. Wildlife crossings, it seems, are one of them.
A broad shift toward renewable energy could transform landscapes and coastlines all over the United States.
New York City's sanitation department unveiled a fully electric street sweeper last week.
New baseline data for temperature, rain, snow and other weather events reveal how the climate has changed in the United States.
President Biden announced an ambitious goal at today’s climate summit: a plan to cut the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions in half.
President Biden’s new pledge to cut emissions at least 50 percent below 2005 levels by 2030 is one of the more aggressive near-term targets among advanced economies.
If you’re inspired to pick up a book about climate change, here are five good options.
The future could be bad, or it could be better. You can help decide.
A new car sold today can last a decade or two before retiring. This “fleet turnover” poses a major challenge for climate policy.
A warming atmosphere is causing a branch of the ocean’s powerful Gulf Stream to weaken, some scientists fear.
Here’s why the weather went wild, even as the globe is warming.
Crisscrossing the tundra, digging dens, chasing prey: a rare look at the elusive wolverine in a rapidly changing region.
Data issued Thursday by NASA confirmed that 2020 has effectively tied the hottest year on record. That means the last seven years have been the warmest since the beginning of modern record-keeping.
Here are some ideas you wonderful readers sent to us.
The very ice melt he warned would threaten the planet turned out to be his undoing.
A lot happened in 2020. Here’s how The Times’s Climate Desk covered it.
Climate change is propelling enormous human migrations, transforming global agriculture and remaking the world order — and no country stands to gain more than Russia.
California’s redwoods, sequoias and Joshua trees define the American West and nature’s resilience through the ages. Wildfires this year were their deadliest test.
America isn’t making electricity the way it did two decades ago. Now the future of the nation’s energy mix has become a major election issue.
In the West, wildfires caused by lightning have been growing bigger and occurring more frequently. With climate change, other parts of the country may feel the effects, too.
The presidential candidates sharply oppose each other on a number of environmental issues. Let’s take a closer look.
The White House has dismantled major climate and environmental policies focused on clean air, water, wildlife and toxic chemicals. Here’s how it adds up.