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

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

The site of the Vogtle nuclear power plant in Waynesboro, Ga., in 2013.

Top Trump Officials Clash Over Plan to Let Cars Pollute More

Top Trump Officials Clash Over Plan to Let Cars Pollute More

The acting administrator of the E.P.A., Andrew K. Wheeler, has expressed concern that a planned Trump administration rollback of auto-emissions rules might be vulnerable in court.

Air Pollution Is Shortening Your Life. Here’s How Much.

Air Pollution Is Shortening Your Life. Here’s How Much.

A power plant in Cheshire, Ohio. Worldwide, outdoor air pollution reduces the average life span at birth by one year.

Pruitt Had a $50-a-Day Condo Linked to Lobbyists. Their Client’s Project Got Approved.

Pruitt Had a $50-a-Day Condo Linked to Lobbyists. Their Client’s Project Got Approved.

The site of an Enbridge pipeline in Kinosis, Alberta. The E.P.A. has signed off on a proposal to expand one of its lines.

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.

Ex-Lobbyist for Foreign Governments Helped Plan Pruitt Trip to Australia

Ex-Lobbyist for Foreign Governments Helped Plan Pruitt Trip to Australia

A number of people from outside the government have worked to influence foreign travel by Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency chief.

Two Top Aides to Scott Pruitt Quit the E.P.A. Unexpectedly

Two Top Aides to Scott Pruitt Quit the E.P.A. Unexpectedly

Albert Kelly, who ran the Superfund program, at a public E.P.A. meeting in Butte, Mont., in April.

‘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.

In Alaska, a Deal Is Made for a Controversial Road Inside a Refuge

In Alaska, a Deal Is Made for a Controversial Road Inside a Refuge

Geese swimming in Izembek Lagoon in the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska.

California Sues Trump Administration Over Car Emissions Rules

California Sues Trump Administration Over Car Emissions Rules

A freeway in Los Angeles. “This is about health, it’s about life and death,” Gov. Jerry Brown of California said of the state’s lawsuit.

Calling Car Pollution Standards ‘Too High,’ E.P.A. Sets Up Fight With California

Calling Car Pollution Standards ‘Too High,’ E.P.A. Sets Up Fight With California

The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking to roll back Obama-era rules.

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.

Trump Orders a Lifeline for Struggling Coal and Nuclear Plants

Trump Orders a Lifeline for Struggling Coal and Nuclear Plants

A coal plant was demolished in Marysville, Mich., in 2015.

California Strikes Back Against the Trump Administration’s Auto Pollution Rollback

California Strikes Back Against the Trump Administration’s Auto Pollution Rollback

Mary Nichols, who heads the California Air Resources Board, has vowed to fight the federal government’s proposed changes.

E.P.A. Emails Show an Effort to Shield Pruitt From Public Scrutiny

E.P.A. Emails Show an Effort to Shield Pruitt From Public Scrutiny

Scott Pruitt, facing a photograph of Yosemite National Park, on Capitol Hill in April.

Tropical Forests Suffered Near-Record Tree Losses in 2017

Tropical Forests Suffered Near-Record Tree Losses in 2017

The western Amazon region of Brazil in September.


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