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Tropical Forests Suffered Near-Record Tree Losses in 2017

Tropical Forests Suffered Near-Record Tree Losses in 2017

The western Amazon region of Brazil in September.

Uranium Miners Pushed Hard for a Comeback. They Got Their Wish.

Uranium Miners Pushed Hard for a Comeback. They Got Their Wish.

The shuttered Pinenut uranium mine, bottom, near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Emboldened by the Trump administration, the uranium industry is trying to make a comeback.

California Is Preparing for Extreme Weather. It’s Time to Plant Some Trees.

California Is Preparing for Extreme Weather. It’s Time to Plant Some Trees.

Matthew Garner is one of the California Conservation Corps workers restoring a floodplain in Modesto, Calif.

New Candidates Emerge for Trump’s Top Environmental Adviser

New Candidates Emerge for Trump’s Top Environmental Adviser

New candidates to lead the Council on Environmental Quality have emerged after the withdrawal of Kathleen Hartnett White, who drew criticism for calling carbon dioxide the “gas of life.”

Banned Ozone-Harming Gas Creeps Back, Suggesting a Mystery Source

Banned Ozone-Harming Gas Creeps Back, Suggesting a Mystery Source

Refrigerators at a dump in New Orleans in 2006 after Hurricane Katrina. Chlorofluorocarbons were once commonly used as a refrigerant in appliances like these, but have been banned since 2010.

New Group, With Conservative Credentials, Plans Push for a Carbon Tax

New Group, With Conservative Credentials, Plans Push for a Carbon Tax

A new group, Americans for Carbon Dividends, supports a plan to tax carbon emissions and deliver the revenue to American taxpayers.

No Children Because of Climate Change? Some People Are Considering It

No Children Because of Climate Change? Some People Are Considering It

The Tengger Desert in China is growing because of climate change. Around the world, many would-be parents are looking at effects like this and hesitating.

Scott Pruitt Met With Lobbyist Whose Wife Rented Him a $50-a-Night Condo

Scott Pruitt Met With Lobbyist Whose Wife Rented Him a $50-a-Night Condo

Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, has been criticized for the ways that his professional actions overlap with personal relationships.

Two Top Aides to Scott Pruitt Quit the E.P.A. Unexpectedly

Two Top Aides to Scott Pruitt Quit the E.P.A. Unexpectedly

Albert Kelly, who ran the Superfund program, at a public E.P.A. meeting in Butte, Mont., in April.

U.S. Carbon Emissions Surged in 2018 Even as Coal Plants Closed

U.S. Carbon Emissions Surged in 2018 Even as Coal Plants Closed

Passenger planes at the Phoenix airport in July. Greenhouse gas emissions from airplanes and trucking increased sharply in 2018.

E.P.A. Emails Show an Effort to Shield Pruitt From Public Scrutiny

E.P.A. Emails Show an Effort to Shield Pruitt From Public Scrutiny

Scott Pruitt, facing a photograph of Yosemite National Park, on Capitol Hill in April.

Lowe’s Drops Paint Strippers Blamed in Dozens of Deaths

Lowe’s Drops Paint Strippers Blamed in Dozens of Deaths

Lowe’s says it will voluntarily stop selling paint strippers that contain two dangerous chemicals. A proposal to ban the chemicals is before the E.P.A.

That Recent Brutally Cold Weather? It’s Getting Rarer

That Recent Brutally Cold Weather? It’s Getting Rarer

A false-color satellite image taken Jan. 6 over the Great Lakes. Clouds appear as white, with snow and ice darker.

In India, Summer Heat May Soon Be Literally Unbearable

In India, Summer Heat May Soon Be Literally Unbearable

Rehmati, in pink, at the Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan Hospital in New Delhi last month.

Trapped on an Island With Wolves, the Only Way Out for These Caribou Was Up

Trapped on an Island With Wolves, the Only Way Out for These Caribou Was Up

Caribou were released after being flown to the Slate Islands in Lake Superior on Saturday.


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