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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.

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.

Cost of New E.P.A. Coal Rules: Up to 1,400 More Deaths a Year

Cost of New E.P.A. Coal Rules: Up to 1,400 More Deaths a Year

A power plant in Cheshire, Ohio. The mortality numbers for the Trump administration plan are calculated using a modeling system reviewed by the National Academy of Sciences.

Antarctica Is Melting Three Times as Fast as a Decade Ago

Antarctica Is Melting Three Times as Fast as a Decade Ago

Icebergs in the northern Weddell Sea off Antarctica.

White House Aides Are Urging President Trump to Fire Scott Pruitt, the E.P.A. Chief

White House Aides Are Urging President Trump to Fire Scott Pruitt, the E.P.A. Chief

Scott Pruitt on Capitol Hill last month. White House staff members say they are confident that if Mr. Pruitt leaves, his deputy will continue to implement the president’s deregulatory agenda.

‘Impossible to Ignore’: Why Alaska Is Crafting a Plan to Fight Climate Change

‘Impossible to Ignore’: Why Alaska Is Crafting a Plan to Fight Climate Change

Shaktoolik is one of 31 towns and cities in Alaska that may need to relocate because protective sea ice is vanishing, leaving shorelines exposed to erosion by fierce waves.

New E.P.A. Chief Closes Dirty-Truck Loophole Left by Scott Pruitt

New E.P.A. Chief Closes Dirty-Truck Loophole Left by Scott Pruitt

“Glider” trucks on a dealer’s lot in Tennessee. The cab-and-chassis kits can be fitted with older, less efficient engines that emit more pollution than modern ones.

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.

Trump Administration Drops Florida From Offshore Drilling Plan

Trump Administration Drops Florida From Offshore Drilling Plan

Gov. Rick Scott of Florida on Tuesday. “My top priority is to ensure that Florida’s natural resources are protected,” he said last week.

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.

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.

E.P.A. Chief Pruitt Postpones Trip to Israel Amid Scrutiny of High-Priced Travel

E.P.A. Chief Pruitt Postpones Trip to Israel Amid Scrutiny of High-Priced Travel

Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, in Washington last month. He has postponed a trip to Israel twice.

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.

Trump to Withdraw Nomination of Climate Skeptic as Top Environmental Adviser

Trump to Withdraw Nomination of Climate Skeptic as Top Environmental Adviser

Kathleen Hartnett White at Trump Tower in Manhattan in 2016.

Scott Pruitt, Under an Ethics Cloud, Faces Lawmakers

Scott Pruitt, Under an Ethics Cloud, Faces Lawmakers

Scott Pruitt at the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Thursday morning. He later testified before the House Appropriations Committee.

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.”


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