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As Climate Risk Grows, Cities Test a Tough Strategy: Saying ‘No’ to Developers
A fight in Virginia Beach demonstrates the hard choices cities face when the pressure for new homes collides with the rising toll of natural disasters. View full story...

Ford Wants to Sell You an Electric S.U.V. It’s Called a Mustang.
Automakers have made battery-powered cars largely to meet environmental rules. Now they’re putting more skin in the game. View full story...

Telling Stories to Battle Climate Change, With a Little Humor Thrown In
The women who make the podcast “Mothers of Invention” stand apart in the field of climate communication. View full story...

A Legal Approach to Fighting Climate Change
Gillian Lobo is the senior lawyer for ClientEarth, an environmental law charity. View full story...

Her Message About Climate Change: It’s Not Too Late
Kate Marvel is committed to spreading the word about climate science. Her TED Talk on the subject drew more than a million viewers. View full story...

California to Stop Buying From Automakers That Backed Trump on Emissions
California, hitting back at automakers that sided with President Trump, will not buy from manufacturers that do not recognize its authority to set emissions standards. View full story...

GPS for Air Travel Came With Big Downsides: Noise, Then Lawsuits
The F.A.A. is rolling out a system that allows planes to fly closer to one another, but the roar that it creates is unbearable, people in the flight paths say. View full story...

A Silicon Valley Disruption for Birds That Gorge on Endangered Fish
To persuade some migrating Caspian terns to stop short of the Columbia River, scientists planted plastic decoys and patio speakers in San Francisco Bay. View full story...

Available: A 415-Acre Island With Manhattan Views. What to Build?
A hub of renewable energy, packed with solar panels and batteries, or an expanded La Guardia Airport could replace the Rikers jails. View full story...

Nestlé Says It Can Be Virtuous and Profitable. Is That Even Possible?
The world’s largest food company is trying to show it can be environmentally sustainable and still make money. Activists are skeptical. View full story...

Germany Passes Climate-Protection Law to Ensure 2030 Goals
The law aims to get the country in line to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions to meet Paris Agreement targets. View full story...

Sanders’s Climate Ambitions Thrill Supporters. Experts Aren’t Impressed.
Bernie Sanders' plan to tackle climate change would nationalize power plants and end fossil fuels. His supporters are thrilled. Climate experts are not. View full story...

One Thing We Can Do: Balance Our Energy Demand
Also this week, the carbon footprint of the very, very wealthy View full story...

Venice Flooding Brings City to ‘Its Knees’
The mayor called for a state of emergency after the Italian city was submerged under “acqua alta,” an exceptionally high tide — the worst in 50 years. View full story...

Climate Change Poses Threats to Children’s Health Worldwide
A study from the Lancet points to infectious diseases, worsening air pollution, rising temperatures and even malnutrition as threats to child health as the climate changes. View full story...

Greta Thunberg Sets Sail, Again, After Climate Talks Relocate
Ms. Thunberg, who doesn’t fly, found herself suddenly needing a ride across the Atlantic when United Nations climate talks were moved on short notice. View full story...

As Australia Burns, Its Leaders Trade Insults
The country has long been a model for common-sense public policy. But this week’s fires have revealed once again that its pragmatism stops at climate change. View full story...

Where Michael Bloomberg Stands on the Issues
Mr. Bloomberg has been an outspoken voice on gun control and climate change, but his views on taxes would put him on the conservative end of the Democratic field. View full story...

Cuomo Threatens National Grid: Provide Gas or Lose Your License
The governor and the utility have been fighting for months over a proposed pipeline and a moratorium on new gas hookups. View full story...

5 Global Trends Shaping Our Climate Future
Here's how the next 20 years are shaping up in terms of energy, and what it means for global warming. View full story...

At Least 3 Dead as Fires Rage Across Eastern Australia
Firefighters warned of dry, windy conditions to come, signaling an early start for what could be the country’s worst fire season in decades. View full story...

Arctic Weather Freezes Much of the U.S.
Temperatures across the country hit record lows on Tuesday morning, prompting some school districts to close and others to delay opening. View full story...

Maya Lin to Conjure Dying Trees to Make a Point
Her public art installation at Madison Square Park, opening in June, will focus on the so-called ghost forests that have died off because of climate change. View full story...

This Elusive Creature Wasn’t Seen for Nearly 30 Years. Then It Appeared on Camera.
By interviewing people who live around a forest in Vietnam, scientists captured visual evidence that silver-backed chevrotains still exist. View full story...

Gulf Oysters Are Dying, Putting a Southern Tradition at Risk
Cheap and plentiful, they’ve long been a menu staple in New Orleans and beyond. But recent months have brought a crisis that worries fishermen and chefs. View full story...

Australian Fire Officials Say the Worst Is Yet to Come
Dozens of blazes, many of them out of control, are burning from the Sydney suburbs to areas hundreds of miles north around Byron Bay. View full story...

E.P.A. to Limit Science Used to Write Public Health Rules
A new agency rule would restrict the science that can be used in drafting health regulations by requiring researchers to turn over confidential health data. View full story...

Norman Myers Dies at 85; Sounded Early Alarm on Environment
He lobbied governments and wrote books, papers and articles to alert the public to looming disasters like mass extinction well before they were common knowledge. View full story...

Scandinavian Wine? A Warming Climate Tempts Entrepreneurs
Hotter weather is fueling efforts to create a commercial wine industry in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. View full story...

The Baymen’s Nightmare: All the Scallops Are Dead
There have been lean years in Peconic Bay, on Long Island. But fishermen have never seen a failed harvest like this one. View full story...

The Hidden Cost of Gold: Birth Defects and Brain Damage
Indonesia’s mercury trade is intertwined with illegal gold mining around the world, leaving a legacy of thousands born with birth defects and half a million people poisoned. View full story...

Interior Chief’s Lobbying Past Has Challenged the Agency’s Ethics Referees
Since his arrival at the Interior Department, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt has shown a willingness to press ethics lawyers for decisions that help his agenda. View full story...

How Did a Virus From the Atlantic Infect Mammals in the Pacific?
Thawing sea ice may have opened the door, allowing the infection to cross oceans, a new study suggests. View full story...

This Is What Climate Change Sounds Like
Scientists and artists hope the emotional power of music will help move people to act on the climate crisis. View full story...

Natural Gas or Renewables? New Orleans Choice Is Shadowed by Katrina
Approval of a fossil-fuel plant was overturned after opponents were shut out of a meeting. Now the city has a new chance to consider energy economics. View full story...

Why the Fed, Long Reticent, Has Started to Talk About Climate Change
Severe weather carries economic and financial stability risks, officials say. The nation’s top economic authority is paying attention. View full story...

Trump Administration Makes It Easier to Dredge Protected Areas to Restore Beaches
The change reverses a 25-year-old policy, allowing coastal communities to take sand from protected ecosystems to rebuild beaches washed away by hurricanes. View full story...

At 88, Agnes Denes Finally Gets the Retrospective She Deserves
She set out to change humanity. Now a superbly installed survey at the Shed charts this visionary artist’s 50-year journey. View full story...

Hurricane Tweet That Angered Trump Wasn’t About Trump, Forecasters Say
Meteorologists were addressing public concern, not the president's tweets, when they assured Alabamians that a hurricane would not hit them, according to new documents. View full story...

One Thing You Can Do: Know Your Organic Food
Also this week, climate action and Tuesday’s elections View full story...

Taking a Different Approach to Fighting Climate Change
The research of Narasimha Rao, a Yale professor, shows that reducing inequality could improve our ability to mitigate some of the worst effects on the environment. View full story...

E.P.A. Watchdog, Citing ‘Open Defiance’ of Inquiries, Rebukes Top Agency Aide
The agency's inspector general assailed the official for refusing to cooperate, calling his actions a “flagrant problem.” View full story...

U Tun Lwin, Who Warned of Deadly Myanmar Cyclone, Dies at 71
“The people’s weatherman” said his forecasts had been played down by the government. At least 140,000 people perished in one of the most calamitous storms in recorded history. View full story...

My Neighborhood Was on Fire. My Neighbors Came Together to Save It.
I spent five days last year fighting the California wildfires in Malibu. It felt like the combat patrols I had been on as a Marine in Afghanistan. View full story...

Tech’s Environmental Impact and What You Can Do About It
There are many eco-conscious steps to take around your tech, says John Schwartz, a climate reporter. Tech can also help us see the scope of climate change. View full story...

Italy’s Students Will Get a Lesson in Climate Change. Many Lessons, in Fact.
Public schools will require children in every grade to study sustainability. That could put Italy at the forefront of environmental education. View full story...

Our Wine Critic Reviews Climate Change’s Impact on an Industry
Eric Asimov says we have to rethink every element of wine, from where we farm it to how we buy it. View full story...

Why Is Australia Trying to Shut Down Climate Activism?
An increasingly outraged public is demanding action in a nation intimately linked to coal mining. The government has responded by threatening a new law to punish protesters. View full story...

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