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Growing Crisis Threatens Scott Pruitt, E.P.A. Chief, as Top Aides Eye the Exits

Growing Crisis Threatens Scott Pruitt, E.P.A. Chief, as Top Aides Eye the Exits

Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, with his top policy adviser, Samantha Dravis, at Trump Tower in 2016. Ms. Dravis has resigned.

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.

5 Ways to Keep Cities Cooler During Heat Waves

5 Ways to Keep Cities Cooler During Heat Waves

Hint: It will require more than just an umbrella.

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.

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.

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 Andrew Wheeler, the New Acting E.P.A. Chief, Differs From Scott Pruitt

How Andrew Wheeler, the New Acting E.P.A. Chief, Differs From Scott Pruitt

Andrew K. Wheeler will serve as acting Environmental Protection Agency administrator while President Trump seeks a successor to Mr. Pruitt.

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.

Uranium Miners Pushed Hard for a Comeback. They Got Their Wish.

Uranium Miners Pushed Hard for a Comeback. They Got Their Wish.

The shuttered Pinenut uranium mine, bottom, near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Emboldened by the Trump administration, the uranium industry is trying to make a comeback.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Warming, Water Crisis, Then Unrest: How Iran Fits an Alarming Pattern

Warming, Water Crisis, Then Unrest: How Iran Fits an Alarming Pattern

Lake Urmia, in northwestern Iran, has diminished by nearly 90 percent since the early 1970s.


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