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Law That Saved the Bald Eagle Could Be Vastly Reworked

Law That Saved the Bald Eagle Could Be Vastly Reworked

A northern spotted owl in Point Reyes, Calif.; protections for the owls led to debate over the economies of communities concentrated around timber harvests.

E.P.A. Staff Objected to Agency’s New Rules on Asbestos Use, Internal Emails Show

E.P.A. Staff Objected to Agency’s New Rules on Asbestos Use, Internal Emails Show

Workers removed asbestos debris from the site of a home destroyed by a wildfire in Coffey Park, Calif., in December. The E.P.A. has proposed new rules governing use of the material.

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.

China Unveils an Ambitious Plan to Curb Climate Change Emissions

China Unveils an Ambitious Plan to Curb Climate Change Emissions

The Chinese public, coping with pollution like this in Shanghai last year, has grown increasingly worried about environmental issues like smog, water quality and soil pollution.

The Natural Gas Industry Has a Leak Problem

The Natural Gas Industry Has a Leak Problem

A technician searching for methane leaks with an infrared camera in Damascus, Ark.

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.

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.

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.

In the Trump Administration, Science Is Unwelcome. So Is Advice.

In the Trump Administration, Science Is Unwelcome. So Is Advice.

President Trump is the first president since 1941 not to name a science adviser.

Trump, Softening His Tone, Calls for More Talks on Car Emissions

Trump, Softening His Tone, Calls for More Talks on Car Emissions

President Trump at the White House on Friday with administration officials and auto industry executives.

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.

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.

What Cameras on Polar Bears Show Us: It’s Tough Out There

What Cameras on Polar Bears Show Us: It’s Tough Out There

Video from a polar bear’s collar camera on the ice in the Beaufort Sea.

New Jersey Embraces an Idea It Once Rejected: Make Utilities Pay to Emit Carbon

New Jersey Embraces an Idea It Once Rejected: Make Utilities Pay to Emit Carbon

Gov. Philip D. Murphy of New Jersey during his inauguration in Trenton on Jan. 16. He has ordered the state to rejoin a regional carbon-trading program.

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. Announces a New Rule. One Likely Effect: Less Science in Policymaking.

E.P.A. Announces a New Rule. One Likely Effect: Less Science in Policymaking.

Scott Pruitt, the E.P.A. administrator. Critics of the proposed measure say it will undercut the agency’s ability to protect public health.


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