Emissions Cuts Could Drop the Impact of Melting Ice on Oceans by Half


A new study said that limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius could reduce sea level rise from melting ice sheets from about 10 inches to about five by 2100.

E.P.A. to Sharply Limit Powerful Greenhouse Gases


The Biden administration is moving quickly to limit hydrofluorocarbons, the Earth-warming chemicals used in air-conditioning and refrigeration.

Global Vaccine Crisis Sends Ominous Signal for Fighting Climate Change


The gap between rich and poor countries on vaccinations highlights the failure of richer nations to see it in their self-interest to urgently help poorer ones fight a shared crisis.

A New, Deadly Risk for Cities in Summer: Power Failures During Heat Waves


The author of a new study said the combination of blackouts and extreme heat “may be the deadliest climate-related event we can imagine.”

The Science of Climate Change Explained: Facts, Evidence and Proof


Definitive answers to the big questions.

How Green Are Electric Vehicles?


In short: Very green. But plug-in cars still have environmental effects. Here’s a guide to the main issues and how they might be addressed.

Two Important Moves on Emissions


Congress and the Biden administration are taking action aimed at sharply restricting a pair of potent greenhouse gases.

‘Climate Change Is Not a Subjective Thing.’ How Does the U.S. Approach to the Environment Look From Abroad?


We asked 10 people from around the world what they thought of America’s approach to the environment. It didn’t go well.

E.V. Buying Guide: What to Know About Models, Batteries, Charging and More


Buying an electric car can be exciting and bewildering. Consider what kind of car you want and need and where you will charge.

Why California Is Planning to Ban Fracking


Tuesday: A conversation with state officials about Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to ban fracking and phase out oil extraction in California.

Bill and Melinda Gates Are Divorcing


The announcement raises questions about the fate of their fortune. The couple helped create the Giving Pledge, but much of his Microsoft money has not yet been donated.

Eleven Madison Park Goes Meatless


The restaurant will no longer serve meat or seafood when it reopens, Daniel Humm, the chef, said. “The current food system is simply not sustainable, in so many ways,” he said.

Mozambique Mints a New National Park — and Surveys Its Riches


In the wake of wars, natural disasters and insurgencies, Mozambique is experiencing an environmental renaissance. One of the results is a new and stunningly beautiful national park.

Why Wildfires Are Raging Early in the West Due to Drought and Climate Change


Firefighters in New Mexico, Arizona and California are battling springtime blazes that have been fueled by a severe drought and boosted by climate change.

Netting Zero Climate Series: Join the Conversation on May 20


The Times’s Andrew Ross Sorkin joins Dame Ellen MacArthur and other experts to explore what it will take to transform the economy in the battle against climate change.

Warren Buffett Opposes Climate and Diversity Proposals for Berkshire


Berkshire Hathaway’s shareholders are expected to follow the chairman’s lead and reject demands for more disclosures.

Senate Passes $35 Billion Water Bill, but Bigger Infrastructure Fights Loom


The lopsided vote was a reminder that bipartisan cooperation on public works projects is possible, but lawmakers in both parties said the spirit of compromise could be fleeting.

Facing Droughts, California Challenges Nestlé Over Water Use


A draft cease-and-desist letter sent to BlueTriton — known until this month as Nestlé Waters North America — is the latest development in a yearslong battle over water resources in the San Bernardino area.

German High Court Hands Youth a Victory in Climate Change Fight


The government must expand its plan to reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2050, the country’s highest court ruled. The decision requires lawmakers to make long-term commitments.

Human Composting Could Soon Be Legal in Colorado


If the governor signs the bill, Colorado would be the second state to legalize the composting of human remains.

Tesla’s Latest Solar Stumble: Big Price Increases


The company is charging tens of thousands of dollars more to cover roofs with its much-anticipated solar shingles, angering some customers.