‘Going in the Wrong Direction’: More Tropical Forest Loss in 2019


Brazil was responsible for more than a third of the total global loss in 2019.

E.P.A. Limits States’ Power to Oppose Pipelines and Other Energy Projects


The agency tweaked the rules on how to apply the Clean Water Act, which New York and other states have used to fight fossil-fuel ventures.

U.S. Ruling Could Mean a Flood of New Claims Against Volkswagen


Judges on Monday cleared the way for counties to pursue the automaker, which has already paid more than $20 billion in federal penalties for cheating on pollution tests, under local laws.

The Sea’s Weirdest Creatures, Now in ‘Staggering’ Detail


With a new laser-scanning tool, marine biologists are getting a fine-comb look at some of the gloopiest and most mysterious organisms in the ocean.

Cristobal Threatens Gulf Coast From Louisiana to Florida


The third named storm of what is predicted to be an intense hurricane season is expected to make landfall on Sunday.

Trump, Citing Pandemic, Moves to Weaken Two Key Environmental Protections


Twin environmental actions set for Thursday underscored the president’s push to roll back regulations as the coronavirus crisis continues.

‘Like Trash in a Landfill’: Carbon Dioxide Keeps Piling Up in the Atmosphere


Levels of planet-warming carbon dioxide reached another record in May, the month when they normally peak.

‘2040’ Review: Tools to Fix the World, Already at Hand


Damon Gameau’s documentary is an accessible, informative and optimistic look at solutions to the climate crisis.

Pandemic Lockdowns Lead to Less Traffic and Better Air


Fewer cars on the road during the pandemic has meant cleaner air, but not necessarily fewer traffic deaths. Can we have both?

U.K. Finds That Green Business Is Good Business


With a boom in wind power and a drop in carbon-dioxide emissions, the island nation has found success in clean energy.

A New Weapon Against Climate Change May Float


The wind power industry sees an opportunity in allowing windmills to be pushed into deeper water.

Managing the Majestic Jumbo Flying Squid


Warming waters attributed to climate change help fill people’s pockets and dinner plates.

Don’t Thank the Virus for Saving the Climate Yet


There are lessons to be learned — and some benefits already — but it’s complicated. (Of course!)

Gulf of Mexico ‘Dead Zone’ Will Be Large This Summer, Scientists Predict


The low-oxygen zone can cause harm not just to marine life, but also to those who catch shrimp and fish for their livelihood.

Black Environmentalists Talk About Climate and Anti-Racism


It’s impossible to live sustainably without tackling inequality, activists say.

Red Cross Warns of a ‘Staggering’ Drop in Blood Supplies


Hospitals have resumed elective surgeries and many Americans are venturing out of their homes again, but the rate of donations has yet to bounce back.

What New York’s Trash Reveals About Life Under Lockdown


New Yorkers seem to be drinking more at home. But they’re also being productive, decluttering and gardening during the pandemic.

States Warn That Virus May Doom Climate Projects


A billion-dollar program to protect cities from climate change is at risk of failing because of the pandemic.

Economic Giants Are Restarting. Here’s What It Means for Climate Change.


Want to know whether the world can avert catastrophe? Watch the recovery plans coming out now in Europe, China and the United States.

Senior Interior Official Broke Ethics Rules a 2nd Time, Watchdog Says


An assistant secretary at the department used his position to help a family member get a job at the Environmental Protection Agency, according to an internal government investigation.