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  1. 2018: The Year in Climate Change Interactive, Today

    From dire climate reports to ravenous urchins and vanishing heritage sites, here are the climate stories you shouldn’t miss from this year.

  2. Why Not to Get a New Smartphone Letters, Yesterday

    An ecologist says recycling of phones and more helps the environment.

  3. Warming in Arctic Raises Fears of a ‘Rapid Unraveling’ of the Region Climate, Yesterday

    The Arctic has been warmer in the last five years than at any time since records began in 1900, a report from a United States scientific agency found.

  4. Trump Prepares to Unveil a Vast Reworking of Clean Water Protections Climate, December 10

    The proposed new rule would chip away at wetlands safeguards put in place during the administration of President George H.W. Bush.

  5. Trump Team Pushes Fossil Fuels at Climate Talks. Protests Erupt, but Allies Emerge, Too. Climate, December 10

    While the official United States stance brought scorn from environmentalists, there are signs that the administration is picking up some powerful allies.

  6. Scientists Find Some Hope for Coral Reefs: The Strong May Survive Climate, December 10

    Global warming is ravaging coral, including at the Great Barrier Reef. But it may serve as “one enormous natural selection event,” a researcher said.

  7. Alaska, Oil and Warming Letters, December 9

    A reader sees a dangerous mix of politics, money and environmental destruction.

  8. E.P.A. to Roll Back a Restriction on New Coal-Burning Plants Climate, December 4

    The move will make it easier to build new coal plants in the United States, the latest signal that the federal government is embracing the industry.

  9. COP24, the New Round of Global Climate Talks, Has Begun. We Answer Three Key Questions. Climate, December 4

    Negotiators from nearly 200 countries are gathering in Poland over the next two weeks to try to put global climate negotiations back on track.

  10. Climate Denial Was the Crucible for Trumpism Op Ed, December 3

    It’s where the conspiracy theorizing and menacing of critics began.

  11. Michelle Bachelet: Ignore Climate Change at Your Peril Special Sections, December 3

    It’s vital for countries to find a balance between economic growth, job creation and environmental sustainability.

  12. Jonathan Franzen Despairs of a Planet Inhospitable to Birds Book Review, December 3

    In his new collection of essays, “The End of the End of the Earth,” Franzen complains about groups that emphasize climate change at the expense of conservation.

  13. News Networks Fall Short on Climate Story as Dolphins Die on the Beach Business, December 2

    A crusader films the red-tide carnage in Florida. But in a time of climate-change denialism encouraged by the president, her work draws nasty comments.

  14. Trump’s ‘Energy Dominance’ Doctrine Is Undermined by Climate Change Climate, November 29

    Rising temperatures undermine the president’s vision of an energy-dominant America, affecting coal-fired power plants, oil production and the electrical grid, a federal report says.

  15. What Do We Do About Climate Change? Op Ed, November 29

    And Representative Ro Khanna on the future of the Democratic Party

  16. Study Warns of Cascading Health Risks From the Changing Climate Climate, November 28

    Global warming is posing immediate health hazards around the world and in the United States, from kidney disease to dengue fever, two new studies say.

  17. How to Understand the U.S. Climate Report Climate, November 28

    Also this week: Hang onto that smartphone.

  18. Brazil Backs Out of Hosting 2019 Climate Change Meeting Foreign, November 28

    Brazil was an influential player in efforts to tame climate warming and mitigate its effects. It is now moving in the opposite direction.

  19. The Baseless Claim That Climate Scientists Are ‘Driven’ by Money National, November 27

    Critics of a major United States climate report, including the president and conservative pundits, have dismissed its findings with several inaccurate claims.

  20. Climate Change Is Fueling Wildfires Nationwide, New Report Warns Interactive, November 27

    Global warming has already resulted in more forest fires out West, according to the latest National Climate Assessment. The future could see more of the country burn.

  21. The Depravity of Climate-Change Denial Op Ed, November 26

    Risking civilization for profit, ideology and ego.

  22. How Trump Is Ensuring That Greenhouse Gas Emissions Will Rise Climate, November 26

    Since his earliest days in office, President Trump has been taking steps that increase emissions of the heat-trapping greenhouse gases that are warming the planet to dangerous levels.

  23. Five Big Ways the United States Will Need to Adapt to Climate Change Climate, November 26

    A sweeping new climate report warns that the United States will have to spend billions of dollars to protect coastlines, rebuild sewers and overhaul farming. Here are some places to start.

  24. Knowledge, Ignorance and Climate Change Op Ed, November 26

    Philosophers have been talking about skepticism for a long time. Some of those insights can shed light on our public discourse regarding climate change.

  25. Trump Administration’s Strategy on Climate: Try to Bury Its Own Scientific Report Climate, November 25

    Friday's government report, detailing in stark terms the economic cost of climate change, is likely to be played down by the administration, even as opponents use it to attack Trump policies.

  26. Is Exxon Conning Its Investors? Editorial, November 25

    A New York State lawsuit charges that the oil giant has not properly accounted for the climate risks at the core of its business.

  27. The World Needs to Quit Coal. Why Is It So Hard? Climate, November 24

    Coal, the most polluting of energy sources, shows no sign of disappearing three years after the Paris agreement, when world leaders promised decisive action against global warming.

  28. What’s New in the Latest U.S. Climate Assessment Climate, November 23

    More and more of the predicted impacts of global warming are now becoming a reality.

  29. U.S. Climate Report Warns of Damaged Environment and Shrinking Economy Climate, November 23

    Without major action to rein in global warming, the American economy could lose 10 percent of G.D.P. by 2100, according to a report from 13 federal agencies.

  30. It’s Cold Outside? Gather Around the Turkey and Argue About Climate Change. Climate, November 21

    Take a deep breath and pass the stuffing.

  31. A Reason to Be Thankful: We’re Not Necessarily Doomed. Climate, November 21

    But don’t get complacent. Also: Who wins in the battle of tofu vs. turkey?

  32. Scott Pruitt’s Environmental Rollbacks Stumbled in Court. His Successor Is More Thorough. Climate, November 21

    President Trump’s current choice to run the E.P.A., Andrew Wheeler, could emerge as an effective and efficient driver of the administration’s environmental and climate deregulation agenda.

  33. U.N. Environment Envoy Quits After Audit of Expenses Climate, November 20

    Erik Solheim, head of the United Nations Environment Program, was found to have spent nearly $500,000 on travel in 22 months.

  34. Steven Pinker Thinks the Future Is Looking Bright Science, November 19

    The Harvard psychologist says he is no starry-eyed optimist. It’s just that the data don’t lie.

  35. Will We Survive Climate Change? Science, November 19

    Possibly. There is ‘no scientific support for inevitable doom,’ one expert notes.

  36. ‘Like a Terror Movie’: How Climate Change Will Cause More Simultaneous Disasters Climate, November 19

    By the end of this century, some parts of the world could face as many as six climate-related crises at the same time, researchers have concluded.

  37. Trump Says He’ll Nominate Andrew Wheeler to Head the E.P.A. Climate, November 16

    The president made the announcement while leading a Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony at the White House.

  38. Where Are the Democrats on Climate Change? Letters, November 15

    A reader says the party went missing in the midterms on an important issue.

  39. Americans Are Moving Closer to Nature, and to Fire Danger Climate, November 15

    More people in California and other states are living in areas known as the wildland-urban interface. Wildfires in those zones pose the greatest risk.

  40. Your Children’s Yellowstone Will Be Radically Different Interactive, November 15

    Climate change is altering America’s first national park so quickly that plants and animals may not be able to adapt.

  41. Air-Conditioners Cool the Home but Heat the Planet. Can Anyone Invent a Better One? Climate, November 14

    Why does California have so many wildfires? Also, a kitchen shortcut that's good for the planet.

  42. Part of the Answer to Climate Change May Be America’s Trees and Dirt, Scientists Say Climate, November 14

    A new study found that the United States could store enough carbon in natural landscapes to offset all the cars and trucks on the road.

  43. U.K. Ad Highlighting Plight of Orangutans Is Deemed Too ‘Political’ to Air Foreign, November 14

    The animated commercial for the food retailer Iceland, featuring a baby orangutan, noted that the palm oil industry contributed to the destruction of rain forests and habitats.

  44. California Wildfires and Climate Change Letters, November 13

    A reader warns of danger to future generations if we don’t act now.

  45. Clean Energy Is Surging, but Not Fast Enough to Solve Global Warming Climate, November 12

    The International Energy Agency said renewables were poised to surpass coal by 2040. But more is still needed to stop climate change.