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Shutdown Means E.P.A. Pollution Inspectors Aren’t on the Job

Shutdown Means E.P.A. Pollution Inspectors Aren’t on the Job

E.P.A. workers investigating PCB levels in runoff in Minden, W.Va., in May.

2018 Is Shaping Up to Be the Fourth-Hottest Year. Yet We’re Still Not Prepared for Global Warming.

2018 Is Shaping Up to Be the Fourth-Hottest Year. Yet We’re Still Not Prepared for Global Warming.

Residents of New Delhi in June. Extreme heat hits poor and already-hot regions like South Asia especially hard.

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.

Beavers Emerge as Agents of Arctic Destruction

Beavers Emerge as Agents of Arctic Destruction

A North American beaver in Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska.

A Hot, Dry Winter in California. Could It Be Drought Again?

A Hot, Dry Winter in California. Could It Be Drought Again?

Smoke from the Thomas Fire over Ventura County in Southern California in December.

Pruitt’s Successor Wants Rollbacks, Too. And He Wants Them to Stick.

Pruitt’s Successor Wants Rollbacks, Too. And He Wants Them to Stick.

Andrew Wheeler, the acting head of the Environmental Protection Agency, is moving more slowly to cut regulations than his predecessor, Scott Pruitt.

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.

Scott Pruitt, E.P.A. Chief, Rented Residence From Wife of Energy Lobbyist

Scott Pruitt, E.P.A. Chief, Rented Residence From Wife of Energy Lobbyist

Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, has been the subject of questions from the House Oversight Committee about his travel expenses.

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’s Political Patron Now Questions the E.P.A. Chief’s Ethics

Scott Pruitt’s Political Patron Now Questions the E.P.A. Chief’s Ethics

Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma in Washington this month. Mr. Inhofe said that reports of ethical lapses by Scott Pruitt warranted investigation.

These Billion-Dollar Natural Disasters Set a U.S. Record in 2017

These Billion-Dollar Natural Disasters Set a U.S. Record in 2017

The remains of a house in Perryville, Mo., after a tornado.

Climate Change Brought a Lobster Boom. Now It Could Cause a Bust.

Climate Change Brought a Lobster Boom. Now It Could Cause a Bust.

Dave Cousens, a lobsterman, begins his day before sunrise in South Thomaston, Me.

E.P.A. Officials, Disheartened by Agency’s Direction, Are Leaving in Droves

E.P.A. Officials, Disheartened by Agency’s Direction, Are Leaving in Droves

Ronnie B. Levin spent 37 years at the E.P.A. working on lead exposure. She retired in November after what she described as months of low morale at the agency.

5 Ways to Keep Cities Cooler During Heat Waves

5 Ways to Keep Cities Cooler During Heat Waves

Hint: It will require more than just an umbrella.

Scott Pruitt, Under Fire, Plans to Initiate a Big Environmental Rollback

Scott Pruitt, Under Fire, Plans to Initiate a Big Environmental Rollback

Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, speaking with farmers in South Dakota on Tuesday.


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