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Scott Pruitt, Under an Ethics Cloud, Faces Lawmakers

Scott Pruitt, Under an Ethics Cloud, Faces Lawmakers

Scott Pruitt at the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Thursday morning. He later testified before the House Appropriations Committee.

These Billion-Dollar Natural Disasters Set a U.S. Record in 2017

These Billion-Dollar Natural Disasters Set a U.S. Record in 2017

The remains of a house in Perryville, Mo., after a tornado.

Top Trump Officials Clash Over Plan to Let Cars Pollute More

Top Trump Officials Clash Over Plan to Let Cars Pollute More

The acting administrator of the E.P.A., Andrew K. Wheeler, has expressed concern that a planned Trump administration rollback of auto-emissions rules might be vulnerable in court.

Air Pollution Is Shortening Your Life. Here’s How Much.

Air Pollution Is Shortening Your Life. Here’s How Much.

A power plant in Cheshire, Ohio. Worldwide, outdoor air pollution reduces the average life span at birth by one year.

A Year After Trump’s Paris Pullout, U.S. Companies Are Driving a Renewables Boom

A Year After Trump’s Paris Pullout, U.S. Companies Are Driving a Renewables Boom

Solar panels on the roof of a Walmart in Baldwin Park, Calif.

How the Koch Brothers Are Killing Public Transit Projects Around the Country

How the Koch Brothers Are Killing Public Transit Projects Around the Country

Tori Venable, Tennessee state director of Americans for Prosperity, left, helping volunteers in Nashville prepare for canvassing against a mass-transit proposal.

In Alaska, a Deal Is Made for a Controversial Road Inside a Refuge

In Alaska, a Deal Is Made for a Controversial Road Inside a Refuge

Geese swimming in Izembek Lagoon in the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska.

Scott Pruitt’s Political Patron Now Questions the E.P.A. Chief’s Ethics

Scott Pruitt’s Political Patron Now Questions the E.P.A. Chief’s Ethics

Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma in Washington this month. Mr. Inhofe said that reports of ethical lapses by Scott Pruitt warranted investigation.

Tropical Forests Suffered Near-Record Tree Losses in 2017

Tropical Forests Suffered Near-Record Tree Losses in 2017

The western Amazon region of Brazil in September.

Shutdown Means E.P.A. Pollution Inspectors Aren’t on the Job

Shutdown Means E.P.A. Pollution Inspectors Aren’t on the Job

E.P.A. workers investigating PCB levels in runoff in Minden, W.Va., in May.

Trump Orders a Lifeline for Struggling Coal and Nuclear Plants

Trump Orders a Lifeline for Struggling Coal and Nuclear Plants

A coal plant was demolished in Marysville, Mich., in 2015.

California Sues Trump Administration Over Car Emissions Rules

California Sues Trump Administration Over Car Emissions Rules

A freeway in Los Angeles. “This is about health, it’s about life and death,” Gov. Jerry Brown of California said of the state’s lawsuit.

In His Haste to Roll Back Rules, Scott Pruitt, E.P.A. Chief, Risks His Agenda

In His Haste to Roll Back Rules, Scott Pruitt, E.P.A. Chief, Risks His Agenda

Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection administrator. Six of his efforts to delay or roll back Obama-era regulations have been struck down by the courts.

How a Coal Baron’s Wish List Became President Trump’s To-Do List

How a Coal Baron’s Wish List Became President Trump’s To-Do List

Robert E. Murray, chief executive of the largest coal mining company in the United States, at a Clean Power Plan hearing in Charleston, W.Va., in November.

The World Wants Air-Conditioning. That Could Warm the World.

The World Wants Air-Conditioning. That Could Warm the World.

Air-conditioners on a building in Fuzhou, China. A new report predicts that the number of air-conditioning units worldwide will rise from 1.6 billion today to 5.6 billion by midcentury.

E.P.A. Chief Pruitt Postpones Trip to Israel Amid Scrutiny of High-Priced Travel

E.P.A. Chief Pruitt Postpones Trip to Israel Amid Scrutiny of High-Priced Travel

Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, in Washington last month. He has postponed a trip to Israel twice.


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