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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.

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.

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.

Trump’s New Pollution Rules Still Won’t Save the Coal Industry

Trump’s New Pollution Rules Still Won’t Save the Coal Industry

President Trump entering a rally on Tuesday in Charleston, W.Va., where his promises to support the coal industry have been popular even though his administration predicts its continued decline.

Shutdown Means E.P.A. Pollution Inspectors Aren’t on the Job

Shutdown Means E.P.A. Pollution Inspectors Aren’t on the Job

E.P.A. workers investigating PCB levels in runoff in Minden, W.Va., in May.

Scott Pruitt, Under Fire, Plans to Initiate a Big Environmental Rollback

Scott Pruitt, Under Fire, Plans to Initiate a Big Environmental Rollback

Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, speaking with farmers in South Dakota on Tuesday.

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.

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.

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

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

Ronnie B. Levin spent 37 years at the E.P.A. working on lead exposure. She retired in November after what she described as months of low morale at the agency.

Banned Ozone-Harming Gas Creeps Back, Suggesting a Mystery Source

Banned Ozone-Harming Gas Creeps Back, Suggesting a Mystery Source

Refrigerators at a dump in New Orleans in 2006 after Hurricane Katrina. Chlorofluorocarbons were once commonly used as a refrigerant in appliances like these, but have been banned since 2010.

How Scott Pruitt Plans to Defend Himself on Capitol Hill: Spread the Blame

How Scott Pruitt Plans to Defend Himself on Capitol Hill: Spread the Blame

Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency chief, at the White House on Tuesday.

These Birds Are Racing to Their Mating Grounds. It’s Exhausting.

These Birds Are Racing to Their Mating Grounds. It’s Exhausting.

Barnacle geese over England. Ideally, they arrive in the Arctic when the grasses, roots and mosses they eat are at their prime.

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.

California Is Preparing for Extreme Weather. It’s Time to Plant Some Trees.

California Is Preparing for Extreme Weather. It’s Time to Plant Some Trees.

Matthew Garner is one of the California Conservation Corps workers restoring a floodplain in Modesto, Calif.

Climate Change Brought a Lobster Boom. Now It Could Cause a Bust.

Climate Change Brought a Lobster Boom. Now It Could Cause a Bust.

Dave Cousens, a lobsterman, begins his day before sunrise in South Thomaston, Me.

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.


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