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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.

How More Carbon Dioxide Can Make Food Less Nutritious

How More Carbon Dioxide Can Make Food Less Nutritious

Rice farmers in southeastern China. More than 2 billion people worldwide rely on rice as a primary food source.

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.

E.P.A. Readies Plan to Weaken Rules That Require Cars to Be Cleaner

E.P.A. Readies Plan to Weaken Rules That Require Cars to Be Cleaner

The new regulations would also challenge California's authority to set its own emissions marks, which it seeks to keep at the tougher, Obama-era standards.

E.P.A. Takes a Major Step to Roll Back Clean Car Rules

E.P.A. Takes a Major Step to Roll Back Clean Car Rules

Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, second from left, with auto executives and President Trump this month.

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.

Automakers Sought Looser Rules. Now They Hope to Stop Trump From Going Too Far.

Automakers Sought Looser Rules. Now They Hope to Stop Trump From Going Too Far.

Mitch Bainwol, left, the auto industry’s top lobbyist, with Mr. Pruitt at an event last month announcing the proposed rollback of Obama-era auto emissions rules.

Drilling Off Florida Is Still on the Table, Interior Official Says

Drilling Off Florida Is Still on the Table, Interior Official Says

Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior, in Colorado in July. He announced on Twitter this month that he was “removing Florida from consideration for any new oil and gas platforms.”

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.

How the Koch Brothers Are Killing Public Transit Projects Around the Country

How the Koch Brothers Are Killing Public Transit Projects Around the Country

Tori Venable, Tennessee state director of Americans for Prosperity, left, helping volunteers in Nashville prepare for canvassing against a mass-transit proposal.

Global Warming’s Toll on Coral Reefs: As if They’re ‘Ravaged by War’

Global Warming’s Toll on Coral Reefs: As if They’re ‘Ravaged by War’

A researcher examined bleached coral at Zenith Reef, in the northern section of the Great Barrier Reef, in November 2016.

Bigger, Faster Avalanches, Triggered by Climate Change

Bigger, Faster Avalanches, Triggered by Climate Change

A satellite image showing the aftermath of two avalanches in western Tibet in 2016, when two glaciers on the Aru range collapsed and spread across five miles. Researchers say this unusual event was due to climate change.

Your Recycling Gets Recycled, Right? Maybe, or Maybe Not

Your Recycling Gets Recycled, Right? Maybe, or Maybe Not

Bales of recyclable waste in Seattle. American waste managers are struggling to find plants to process their recyclables.

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.”

A Giant Iceberg Parked Offshore. It’s Stunning, but Villagers Hit the Road.

A Giant Iceberg Parked Offshore. It’s Stunning, but Villagers Hit the Road.

Innaarsuit, on the west coast of Greenland, this week. The iceberg rises about 300 feet above the water level.

At E.P.A., Pruitt’s ‘Sheriff’ Clashed With Critics of Spending

At E.P.A., Pruitt’s ‘Sheriff’ Clashed With Critics of Spending

Pasquale Perrotta, fifth from left in a suit jacket and dark blue shirt, leads the security detail for the E.P.A. administrator, Scott Pruitt, center, and was central to spending decisions that have drawn scrutiny.


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