It was another very warm year in the region, leading to low winter sea ice and growing concerns over sea level rise.
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A senior Interior Department official broke ethics rules when he met with his former employer to discuss Interior business, the inspector general said.
A new report found that oxygen levels in the world’s oceans declined by 2 percent over 50 years, threatening marine life around the planet.
Here's how the next 20 years are shaping up in terms of energy, and what it means for global warming.
From articles on climate change to a review of a Brooklyn institution, the most popular stories this year were ones that prompted reader discussion.
A state judge ruled in favor of Exxon Mobil in a lawsuit claiming the company committed fraud in its accounting for the costs of climate change.
France and a group of Brazilian states plan to announce a partnership to preserve the Amazon rainforest, bypassing Brazil’s federal government after a spat between the presidents of the two countries.
The new research helps explain how sponges, and coral reef ecosystems, survive with limited nutrients.
In Australia’s vast interior, rivers and lakes are disappearing. “We’re starting to glimpse what the future is going to be like,” one scientist said.
The agreement could help tens of thousands of residents rebuild while helping to resolve the utility’s bankruptcy.
A coal town in southwestern Virginia has been trying for years. Hope is running thin.
In Sydney, fresh air and ocean breezes have long been treated as a daily birthright. Not anymore.
The state's unusual decision exposes the insurance industry’s miscalculation of the cost of climate change.
Gasoline engines generally have less “oomph” for grunt work. But diesel power has a drawback: emissions.
Deforestation in the world’s largest rainforest, an important buffer against climate change, has soared under President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil.
Finding her sons’ clothes speckled with soot, a history teacher was transformed into an influential New York environmentalist with pollution in her sights.
Also this week: air pollution in augmented reality, and new climate talks
A project to calculate the cost of raising roads shows that some places may not justify the vast expense, casting doubt on the future of those areas.
New research finds that the extinction of this flightless bird was completely our fault.
The acceleration climate change's effects have brought the world “dangerously close” to abrupt and irreversible changes, scientists warned.
A California commission’s findings in the state’s deadliest fire could make a path out of bankruptcy and probation much harder.
Global consumption of coal declined unexpectedly this year, but a surge in oil and gas pushed up greenhouse gas emissions over all.
With life-size sand sculptures on Miami Beach, the artist Leandro Erlich hopes to force people to face the dangers of climate change.
His new novel, “Dead Astronauts,” is a phantasmagoric pastiche set in a post-climate-change future.
The former lobbyist becomes President Trump’s second energy secretary, succeeding Rick Perry.
Rusty rocks left over from some of our planet’s most extreme ice ages hint at oases for survival beneath the freeze.
Images of the young activist from Sweden set off a whole movement. But her actions speak louder than a picture ever could.
Federally funded programs use games, gardens and rain barrels to empower adults and kids facing threats like sea-level rise, drought and flooding.
Shade in Los Angeles sits at the intersection of two crises: climate change and income inequality. City officials are rushing to deploy cover to hundreds of bus stops and plant 90,000 trees.
The actor and environmentalist released a statement on Saturday after President Jair Bolsonaro falsely accused him of funding the fires recently set in the Amazon rainforest.
John Kerry and a group that includes some Republicans, some military members and a lot of Hollywood, are launching a new coalition to push for public action on climate change.
UEFA has taken steps to counter the carbon footprint of a sprawling European championship next summer. But is the game avoiding a difficult question?
In one case, discovering that autoworkers shared the same diseases, she pinpointed the cause as chemicals in the factories — not, as was thought, cigarettes.
Ocean temperatures are on the rise and warming waters are causing fish to swim for their lives, causing financial disruption and international conflicts.
A melting block of sculpted ice stood in for a missing prime minister at a televised debate, infuriating Conservatives.
Also this week, better weather forecasts for the masses
Researchers developed a physics-based model to explain how the structures on cave floors take so many different forms.