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Understanding Climate Change
March 21, 2017
Americans overwhelmingly believe that global warming is happening, and that carbon emissions should be scaled back. But fewer are sure that it will harm them personally.
Dec. 5, 2017
Each year, Greenland loses 270 billion tons of ice as the planet warms. New research shows that some of the water may be trapped in the ice sheet, which could change how scientists think about global sea levels.
Sept. 19, 2017
We know. Global warming is daunting. So here’s a place to start: 17 often-asked questions with some straightforward answers.
June 22, 2017
Extremely hot days are expected to be much more frequent in the coming decades, potentially disrupting our everyday lives.
July 28, 2017
Summer temperatures have shifted toward more extreme heat over the past several decades.
June 29, 2017
The most detailed economic study yet of global warming’s cost to the United States finds that the Southeast and Midwest will be hardest hit.
June 26, 2017
Scientists are concerned over the cause of the rapid rise, which may indicate the world’s natural sponges that absorb carbon dioxide have changed.
May 24, 2017
Glacier National Park’s eponymous ice formations lost more than a third of their area between 1966 and 2015. See how every glacier in the park has retreated over 50 years.
Feb. 7, 2017
A rapidly advancing crack in Antarctica’s fourth-largest ice shelf has scientists concerned that it is getting close to a full break.
Traveling to the Ends of the Earth
May 18, 2017
Antarctica’s potential collapse could damage coastal cities across the globe.
May 18, 2017
Some scientists fear that West Antarctica’s immense ice sheet may have entered the early stages of an unstoppable disintegration.
May 18, 2017
Scientists are sprinting to understand what is happening in West Antarctica as the planet warms around it.
Oct. 20, 2017
The country lost most of its trees long ago. Despite years of replanting, it isn’t making much progress.
Aug. 23, 2017
The loss of frozen ground in Arctic regions is a striking result of climate change. And it is also a cause of more warming to come.
A Sea Change in Washington and Beyond
The U.S. Is the Biggest Carbon Polluter in History. It Just Walked Away From the Paris Climate Deal.
June 1, 2017
The United States has emitted more planet-warming carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than any other country. Now it is walking back a promise to lower emissions.
June 3, 2017
The party’s fast journey from debating how to combat climate change to arguing against its existence is a story of big political money and Democratic hubris.
May 20, 2017
The new E.P.A. administrator has a long, helpful history with Devon Energy, going back to his days as attorney general of Oklahoma.
Oct. 5, 2017
The list shows dozens of environmental policies that the Trump administration has targeted, often in an effort to ease burdens on the fossil fuel industry.
Nov. 9, 2017
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is trying to prepare for bigger floods even as the White House is hostile to talking about climate change.
Sept. 27, 2017
A peculiar confluence of history, legal precedent and defiance has set the stage for a regulatory mutiny in California that would reverberate throughout the country.
Jan. 28, 2017
Even as conversations about the subject remain contentious, the environment is becoming a concern no one there can ignore.
Changing Climate, Changing Cities
Feb. 17, 2017
Climate change is threatening to push a crowded capital toward a breaking point.
April. 7, 2017
In the Pearl River Delta, breakneck development is colliding with the effects of climate change.
June 15, 2017
In the waterlogged Netherlands, climate change is considered neither a hypothetical nor a drag on the economy. Instead, it’s an opportunity.
Nov. 11, 2017
The Texas city’s response to a powerful storm says much about polarized visions of the country and diverging attitudes toward cities, race, liberty and science.
Solutions and Setbacks
Nov. 6, 2017
Two years after countries signed a landmark climate agreement in Paris, the world remains far off course from preventing drastic global warming in the decades ahead.
Oct. 6, 2017
Japan has spent billions on an underground system to control water around the capital, but some fear that the city is vulnerable as global warming brings more extreme weather.
July 8, 2017
A concerted effort is underway in dozens of states to roll back solar power incentives. One of its architects is now a top Energy Department official.
July 13, 2017
There’s no single solution for climate change, but there is one that would be more effective than others. What do you think it is?
Oct. 13, 2017
A plant conservationist from Syria and his colleagues are safeguarding seeds that might be crucial when more parts of the world become as hot and arid as the Middle East.
Feb. 24, 2017
A decade after the “Save the Rainforest” movement captured the world’s imagination, Cargill and other food giants are pushing deeper into the wilderness.
Sept. 20, 2017
As reefs die off, researchers want to breed the world’s hardiest corals in labs and return them to the sea to multiply. The effort raises scientific and ethical questions.
Sept. 3, 2017
The devastating rain put thousands of animals at risk of drowning, but a cowpoke in a helicopter is helping drive them to higher ground.
Oct. 7, 2017
Opossums, raccoons and deer all but disappeared from Everglades National Park in Florida after the Burmese python invaded. When they vanished, mosquitos turned to feeding on rats that can carry encephalitis. That could put humans at risk.
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