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Trump Administration Targets Obama-Era Effort to Limit Methane

Advertisement The Trump administration on Monday moved to repeal one of the last unchallenged climate-change regulations rushed into place in the waning days...

Vietnam Pulls Request for U.S. Help to Build a Coal-Fired Power...

Environmental and other groups said the project would have had a greater environmental impact than reports submitted by PetroVietnam had suggested. More broadly, the...

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan May Ignore Climate Change. It Could Be Costly.

A White House spokeswoman, who asked to remain anonymous because the plan was not yet public, declined to discuss whether climate change reports were...

Trump to Withdraw Nomination of Climate Skeptic as Top Environmental Adviser

The most up-to-date scientific assessment on climate change, released by the Trump administration in November, found that the world’s oceans have absorbed “about 93...

Exxon Studies Climate Policies and Sees ‘Little Risk’ to Bottom Line

Exxon’s vast fossil fuel reserves “face little risk” of being left in the ground, the company said. Less than 5 percent of its reserves...

Scott Pruitt, the E.P.A. Chief, Assailed Trump in a 2016 Interview

After the Senate testimony concluded, Mr. Pruitt’s staff issued a statement attributed to him that said: “Now having the honor of working for him,...

New Jersey Embraces an Idea it Once Rejected: Make Utilities Pay...

“Five years ago, New Jersey faced Superstorm Sandy,” he added. “That storm and the devastation it brought to our state was an all-too-real look...

The U.S. May Back a Vietnam Coal Plant. Russia Is Already...

VEB did not respond to an emailed list of questions. Activists who oppose the project also say that by approving it the Ex-Im Bank would...

Curators at Museum of Natural History Object to a Trustee

Photo Rebekah Mercer, who is under renewed pressure to step down from the board of the American Museum of Natural History. Credit Patrick McMullan, via...

Scientists Rebel Over a Trump Ally at the Natural History Museum

Such questions were raised recently in connection with reports linking the Sackler family, prominent cultural donors, to the company that produces OxyContin, the powerful...

Economic Scene: Fighting Climate Change? We’re Not Even Landing a Punch

Still, the world’s diplomatic meanderings — from the ineffectual call in Toronto for a reduction in emissions to the summit meeting in Paris, where...

Florida Is Exempted From Coastal Drilling. Other States Ask, ‘Why Not...

A surprise decision to exclude Florida, but not other states, from a plan to open up most of the nation’s coastline to offshore drilling...

Trump Administration Drops Florida From Offshore Drilling Plan

.@SecretaryZinke: California is also "unique" & our "coasts are heavily reliant on tourism as an economic driver." Our “local and state voice” is firmly...

How a Coal Baron’s Wish List Became President Trump’s To-Do List

“The power of the fossil fuel industry around here is so great I think the industry feels they can count on simply not complying...

Rick Perry’s Plan to Rescue Struggling Coal and Nuclear Plants Is...

In a blow to the Trump administration, a federal panel turned down a proposal by Energy Secretary Rick Perry to subsidize struggling plants.

Expect Environmental Battles to Be ‘Even More Significant’ in 2018

Here are some things to look for in 2018: The Clean Power Plan isn’t dead yet Mr. Pruitt put forward a formal plan in October to...

2017 Set a Record for Losses From Natural Disasters. It Could...

Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall in Texas in August, was the most costly natural disaster of 2017, causing losses of $85 billion. Together with...

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

In theory, coral reefs can recover from even a severe bleaching event. Some of the coral will die off from increased disease susceptibility, but...

Why So Cold? Climate Change May Be Part of the Answer

“I think everyone would agree that potentially the warming Arctic could have impacts on the lower latitudes,” said Rick Thoman, climate services manager with...

China, Moving to Cut Emissions, Halts Production of 500 Car Models

Chinese leaders are under intense pressure to rein in dangerous air pollution, a hot-button issue in China, where thick smog has at times forced...

Fighting Climate Change, One Laundry Load at a Time

Next, they found a way to mass produce the enzyme. Novozymes implanted the newly developed product’s DNA into a batch of microbial hosts used...

How Climate Change Deniers Rise to the Top in Google Searches

Want the latest climate news in your inbox? You can sign up here to receive Climate Fwd:, our new email newsletter.Type the words “climate...

It’s Cold Outside. Cue the Trump Global Warming Tweet.

In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year’s Eve on record. Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old...

It’s Maine Shrimp Season, Without the Shrimp

“People from away don’t necessarily get Pandalus borealis,” Mr. Hayward said. Even native Mainers can understand why; Northern shrimp aren’t easy. Erin French, the chef...

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

“The reason E.P.A. went down to 15,000 employees under Obama is because of pressure from Republicans. This is the effort of the Republicans under...

Georgia, Facing ‘Difficult Dilemma,’ Keeps Nuclear Project Alive

Unlike many states, Georgia still tightly regulates its electricity sector. The Georgia Public Service Commission approves plans for new power plants and then adjusts...

Drilling in Arctic Refuge Gets a Green Light. What’s Next?

The Interior Department in September proposed allowing new studies, but it is unclear whether oil companies, if allowed, would undertake them, or whether the...

China Unveils an Ambitious Plan to Curb Climate Change Emissions

The government did not issue a hard timeline, and regulations and other details still have to be worked out. But environmental groups that worked...

B.H.P. Billiton, Acknowledging Climate Change, to Quit Coal Group

Photo An iron ore waste dam in Mariana, Brazil, that is partly owned by B.H.P. Billiton. Credit Douglas Magno/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images MELBOURNE, Australia...

Tax Bill Largely Preserves Incentives for Wind and Solar Power

But those rollbacks were removed from the final legislation. Several Republican senators, including Charles E. Grassley of Iowa and Dean Heller of Nevada, had...

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