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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...

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...

BMW and Daimler Move Against Executives Over Diesel Tests on Monkeys

Volkswagen, which has pleaded guilty to criminal charges in the United States in connection with the emissions-cheating scheme, continues to suffer legal consequences from...

Volkswagen Suspends Top Lobbyist Amid Inquiry Into Diesel Tests on Monkeys

Environmental groups and other critics of Volkswagen said the suspension of Mr. Steg, whose formal title at Volkswagen is head of external relations and...

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...

Davos Lauds China’s Climate Efforts Even as Emissions Rise

Those efforts won praise on Wednesday from Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway, who said in an interview that China’s plans for a carbon...

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...

Cutting Carbon Emissions While Earning Cash

Advertisement Bonds may seem an unlikely instrument for saving the world. But managers of mutual funds and exchange-traded funds who invest in so-called...

A Greener, More Healthful Place to Work

Levels of the stress hormone cortisol tend to be higher in enclosed spaces like office cubicles that are artificially lit and deprived of outside...

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...

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...

Air Pollution Contributes to More Than 20,000 Deaths a Year

Photo Day-to-day increases in air pollution, even at levels generally considered acceptable, are associated with increased deaths among the elderly. Previous studies have suggested an association,...

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...

Shell, Seeking to Curb Its Carbon Footprint, Buys Electricity Provider

First Utility, which is privately held, does not own wires or power plants, but obtains its electricity and natural gas through Shell. Mark Gainsborough, Shell’s...

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...

Tech We’re Using: Using Technology to Be Environmentally Friendly

Big tech companies have a major impact on the environment. How do you think they are doing, and what are the implications for 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...

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...

BP, Once a Renewables Leader, Bets $200 Million on Solar

That figure is much lower, however, than the 18 percent in estimated average returns that a drilling project offers, in part because the newer...

Breakingviews: Exxon Climate U-turn: Investors Should Do Their Homework

Photo Exxon’s decision to comply with a shareholder request for information about how global warming will affect its business should be viewed with the company’s...

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