A fight in Virginia Beach demonstrates the hard choices cities face when the pressure for new homes collides with the rising toll of natural disasters.
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California, hitting back at automakers that sided with President Trump, will not buy from manufacturers that do not recognize its authority to set emissions standards.
A study from the Lancet points to infectious diseases, worsening air pollution, rising temperatures and even malnutrition as threats to child health as the climate changes.
Here's how the next 20 years are shaping up in terms of energy, and what it means for global warming.
In a break from precedent, the dictionary company released an all-environmental shortlist including “climate action,” “climate denial” and “eco-anxiety.”
Also this week, guarding Arctic researchers from polar bears
Car culture has already been changed by bike and bus lanes. A transportation panel in Manhattan has floated the idea of eliminating free street parking entirely.
One way to help the planet is not to buy new tech, especially stuff the planet never needed, says Kendra Pierre-Louis, who reports on the environment.
As engineered wood evolves as a construction material, the sky is becoming the limit for timber office and institutional buildings.
As environmental concerns grow, chains like Burger King and McDonald’s are rethinking what to offer with children’s meals.
Architects and designers are finding new workplace and household uses for the stuff polluting our oceans.
California’s largest utility needs to reach a settlement with victims of wildfires and other creditors while fending off calls for a state takeover.
Kate Marvel is committed to spreading the word about climate science. Her TED Talk on the subject drew more than a million viewers.
The F.A.A. is rolling out a system that allows planes to fly closer to one another, but the roar that it creates is unbearable, people in the flight paths say.
Automakers have made battery-powered cars largely to meet environmental rules. Now they’re putting more skin in the game.
A hub of renewable energy, packed with solar panels and batteries, or an expanded La Guardia Airport could replace the Rikers jails.
The law aims to get the country in line to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions to meet Paris Agreement targets.
The world’s largest food company is trying to show it can be environmentally sustainable and still make money. Activists are skeptical.
Bernie Sanders' plan to tackle climate change would nationalize power plants and end fossil fuels. His supporters are thrilled. Climate experts are not.
Also this week, the carbon footprint of the very, very wealthy
The country has long been a model for common-sense public policy. But this week’s fires have revealed once again that its pragmatism stops at climate change.
The mayor called for a state of emergency after the Italian city was submerged under “acqua alta,” an exceptionally high tide — the worst in 50 years.
Ms. Thunberg, who doesn’t fly, found herself suddenly needing a ride across the Atlantic when United Nations climate talks were moved on short notice.
To persuade some migrating Caspian terns to stop short of the Columbia River, scientists planted plastic decoys and patio speakers in San Francisco Bay.
The governor and the utility have been fighting for months over a proposed pipeline and a moratorium on new gas hookups.
Cheap and plentiful, they’ve long been a menu staple in New Orleans and beyond. But recent months have brought a crisis that worries fishermen and chefs.
Temperatures across the country hit record lows on Tuesday morning, prompting some school districts to close and others to delay opening.
Her public art installation at Madison Square Park, opening in June, will focus on the so-called ghost forests that have died off because of climate change.
A new agency rule would restrict the science that can be used in drafting health regulations by requiring researchers to turn over confidential health data.
By interviewing people who live around a forest in Vietnam, scientists captured visual evidence that silver-backed chevrotains still exist.
Dozens of blazes, many of them out of control, are burning from the Sydney suburbs to areas hundreds of miles north around Byron Bay.
The women who make the podcast “Mothers of Invention” stand apart in the field of climate communication.
Gillian Lobo is the senior lawyer for ClientEarth, an environmental law charity.
Indonesia’s mercury trade is intertwined with illegal gold mining around the world, leaving a legacy of thousands born with birth defects and half a million people poisoned.
Thawing sea ice may have opened the door, allowing the infection to cross oceans, a new study suggests.
Scientists and artists hope the emotional power of music will help move people to act on the climate crisis.
Since his arrival at the Interior Department, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt has shown a willingness to press ethics lawyers for decisions that help his agenda.
Hotter weather is fueling efforts to create a commercial wine industry in Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
Firefighters warned of dry, windy conditions to come, signaling an early start for what could be the country’s worst fire season in decades.
Mr. Bloomberg has been an outspoken voice on gun control and climate change, but his views on taxes would put him on the conservative end of the Democratic field.
Severe weather carries economic and financial stability risks, officials say. The nation’s top economic authority is paying attention.
He lobbied governments and wrote books, papers and articles to alert the public to looming disasters like mass extinction well before they were common knowledge.
Approval of a fossil-fuel plant was overturned after opponents were shut out of a meeting. Now the city has a new chance to consider energy economics.
The change reverses a 25-year-old policy, allowing coastal communities to take sand from protected ecosystems to rebuild beaches washed away by hurricanes.
She set out to change humanity. Now a superbly installed survey at the Shed charts this visionary artist’s 50-year journey.
There have been lean years in Peconic Bay, on Long Island. But fishermen have never seen a failed harvest like this one.
Meteorologists were addressing public concern, not the president's tweets, when they assured Alabamians that a hurricane would not hit them, according to new documents.
The research of Narasimha Rao, a Yale professor, shows that reducing inequality could improve our ability to mitigate some of the worst effects on the environment.
The agency's inspector general assailed the official for refusing to cooperate, calling his actions a “flagrant problem.”
Also this week, climate action and Tuesday’s elections
“The people’s weatherman” said his forecasts had been played down by the government. At least 140,000 people perished in one of the most calamitous storms in recorded history.