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Hurricane Season Ends, Marked by Quiet August and Deadly September

 

The six-month total of 14 named storms was about average. But two late-season hurricanes proved catastrophic in Florida and Puerto Rico.

Train Your Brain

 

We know what we need to do for the climate, so why don’t we just do it? A neurosurgeon explains.

Meet the Man on a Mission to Expose Sneaky Price Increases

 

Edgar Dworsky has become the go-to expert on “shrinkflation,” when products or packaging are manipulated so people get less for their money.

Inside the Saudi Strategy to Keep the World Hooked on Oil

 

The kingdom is working to keep fossil fuels at the center of the world economy for decades to come by lobbying, funding research and using its diplomatic muscle to obstruct climate action.

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

 

Definitive answers to the big questions.

Our Changing World: The Climate Crisis in Pictures

 

No single image tells the story of a climate in crisis, but our photographers have come back from their global travels with an encyclopedia’s worth of pictures that hint at the scope and devastation.

Michael Pertschuk, Antismoking and Auto Safety Crusader, Dies at 89

 

As an obscure but muscular congressional staffer and chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, he helped usher into law a raft of consumer protections.

With Federal Aid on the Table, Utilities Shift to Embrace Climate Goals

 

As billions in government subsidies were at stake, the electric utility industry shed its opposition to clean-air regulation and put its lobbying muscle behind passing President Biden’s climate bill.

Prince and Princess of Wales to Visit Boston as the Royal Family Recasts Itself

 

William and Catherine will announce the winners of awards for work on the environment. But their visit is weighted with additional significance.

U.N. Mission Joins Growing Calls to Label Great Barrier Reef ‘In Danger’

 

The report’s authors said current conservation efforts were not enough to address the “ongoing and increasingly serious challenge” presented by climate change.

How Green is Your Cruise?

 

As cruise companies head into their busiest season, they say they have ambitious plans to find cleaner sources of fuel. But critics say the progress is too slow.

French Police Guard Water as Seasonal Drought Intensifies

 

New reservoirs designed to supply French farms with water in increasingly arid growing seasons have attracted opposition from environmentalists.

A Holiday Gift Guide

 

It’s Black Friday, the unofficial start of the year-end shopping season. We’ve got ideas for stuff that isn’t stuff.

Meet the Mice Who Make the Forest

 

Scientists are unearthing a quiet truth about the woods: Where trees grow, or don’t, depends in part on the quirky decisions of small mammals.

Your Friday Briefing: Covid Protests Grow in China

 

Plus Malaysia’s new prime minister and the week in culture.

How Do You Tell a Vandal From a Visitor? Art Museums Are Struggling.

 

It’s not easy to stop a determined climate protester, museum directors say, even as they fear for their masterpieces.

Giving Thanks for a Beloved Sugar Maple

 

A majestic tree is fading fast. For the people who loved it, it’s like losing a family member.

Earth Now Has 8 Billion Humans. This Man Wishes There Were None.

 

For the sake of the planet, Les Knight, the founder of the Voluntary Human Extinction movement, has spent decades pushing one message: “May we live long and die out.”

New York Enacts 2-Year Ban on Some Crypto-Mining Operations

 

National cryptocurrency industry groups had lobbied Gov. Kathy Hochul to veto the environmental ban, fearful that other states could follow New York’s lead.

Extreme Heat on the Field at the World Cup

 

Billions are watching the World Cup play out in one of the world’s hottest spots. It could offer a glimpse of the future.