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The World Wants Air-Conditioning. That Could Warm the World.

The World Wants Air-Conditioning. That Could Warm the World.

Air-conditioners on a building in Fuzhou, China. A new report predicts that the number of air-conditioning units worldwide will rise from 1.6 billion today to 5.6 billion by midcentury.

New Candidates Emerge for Trump’s Top Environmental Adviser

New Candidates Emerge for Trump’s Top Environmental Adviser

New candidates to lead the Council on Environmental Quality have emerged after the withdrawal of Kathleen Hartnett White, who drew criticism for calling carbon dioxide the “gas of life.”

At E.P.A., Pruitt’s ‘Sheriff’ Clashed With Critics of Spending

At E.P.A., Pruitt’s ‘Sheriff’ Clashed With Critics of Spending

Pasquale Perrotta, fifth from left in a suit jacket and dark blue shirt, leads the security detail for the E.P.A. administrator, Scott Pruitt, center, and was central to spending decisions that have drawn scrutiny.

Want Cleaner Air? Try Using Less Deodorant

Want Cleaner Air? Try Using Less Deodorant

Air pollution in Los Angeles last year.

Your Recycling Gets Recycled, Right? Maybe, or Maybe Not

Your Recycling Gets Recycled, Right? Maybe, or Maybe Not

Bales of recyclable waste in Seattle. American waste managers are struggling to find plants to process their recyclables.

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.

Antarctica Is Melting Three Times as Fast as a Decade Ago

Antarctica Is Melting Three Times as Fast as a Decade Ago

Icebergs in the northern Weddell Sea off Antarctica.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Law That Saved the Bald Eagle Could Be Vastly Reworked

Law That Saved the Bald Eagle Could Be Vastly Reworked

A northern spotted owl in Point Reyes, Calif.; protections for the owls led to debate over the economies of communities concentrated around timber harvests.

Trump to Withdraw Nomination of Climate Skeptic as Top Environmental Adviser

Trump to Withdraw Nomination of Climate Skeptic as Top Environmental Adviser

Kathleen Hartnett White at Trump Tower in Manhattan in 2016.

Scott Pruitt, Under an Ethics Cloud, Faces Lawmakers

Scott Pruitt, Under an Ethics Cloud, Faces Lawmakers

Scott Pruitt at the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Thursday morning. He later testified before the House Appropriations Committee.

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.

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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