Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks Find Opposition Within: Staff Scientists


Federal scientists and lawyers, told to undo regulations that some have worked on for decades, have embedded data into technical documents that environmental lawyers are using to challenge the rollbacks.

How to Take Care of Your Lungs


If you’re one of millions of Americans exposed to air pollution, you may be at a greater risk of catching the coronavirus — and of having a more severe infection.

E.P.A., Citing Coronavirus, Drastically Relaxes Rules for Polluters


The agency said it would not penalize companies that violate rules on monitoring and reporting pollution discharges. 

In Coronavirus, Industry Sees Chance to Undo Plastic Bag Bans


Backers of single-use plastic bags, battered by a series of bans nationwide, are using the health scare to argue their bags are cleaner and safer.

In Negotiations, Givers Are Smarter Than Takers


Generosity is a sign of intelligence, and givers are the rising tide that lifts all boats.

Australia’s Record Heat Means Another Blow to Great Barrier Reef


For the third time in five years, abnormally warm water has caused a “mass bleaching” of coral, and some of it will not survive. Scientists say global warming is killing reefs worldwide.

Pablo Escobar’s Hippos Fill a Hole Left Since Ice Age Extinctions


Invasive herbivore mammals seem to restore functions missing in some food webs and ecosystems since the Pleistocene era.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Wins a Victory in Dakota Access Pipeline Case


A federal judge on Wednesday struck down permits for the pipeline and ordered a new environmental review of the project.

Coronavirus Doesn’t Slow Trump’s Regulatory Rollbacks


The administration is pushing ahead with efforts to roll back environmental protections and impose new limits on how science can be used for making rules.

Climate and the $2 Trillion Stimulus Package


Also this week, how drought can help the coronavirus spread

Jane Goodall Is Self-Isolating, Too


She’s in England, in the house she grew up in, and she has a few thoughts about chimpanzees, the coronavirus pandemic and the loo paper shortage.

Greta Thunberg Says It’s ‘Extremely Likely’ That She Had Coronavirus


The Swedish climate activist said she was recovering and urged young people to stay at home, even if they don’t feel sick, to protect those who are more vulnerable.

As Natural Disasters Strike, a New Fear: Relief Shelters May Spread Virus


The Red Cross has issued new guidelines for its shelters, screening people for symptoms and keeping bed six feet apart. That strategy will soon be tested.

How the Coronavirus Crisis May Hinder Efforts to Fight Wildfires


As many firefighters should be preparing for wildfire season, they are grappling with the fact that how they live and work could spread the coronavirus.

Expect a Soggy U.S. Flood Season, but Less Severe Than Last Year’s


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expects major to moderate flooding for 23 states, but not as bad as last year’s ruinous spring.

Climate Voters Still Want More From Biden


Joseph R. Biden Jr. keeps winning, and winning voters who say they care about climate change. But some of the most ardent climate activists still are not with him.

5 Hurricane Response Lessons That Apply to Coronavirus


A fierce hurricane and a deadly pandemic are very different disasters, a storm expert writes, but there are common elements that can guide our response to the current crisis.

Coronavirus Halts Street Protests, but Climate Activists Have a Plan


With elections in the United States and key summit talks this year, organizers are working to keep climate change on the public agenda.

Fires Left These Wallabies Nothing to Eat. Help Arrived From Above.


Tons of carrots and sweet potatoes have been dropped from a helicopter in Australia to feed the threatened marsupials.

Where the Virus and Climate Intersect


Should Airline Bailouts Come With Conditions? And, Climate as a ‘Threat Multiplier’