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Lawmakers, Lobbyists and the Administration Join Forces to Overhaul the Endangered Species Act

Lawmakers, Lobbyists and the Administration Join Forces to Overhaul the Endangered Species Act

A bald eagle, which the Endangered Species Act is credited with reviving, in Alaska. Critics of the act say that it has become a tool that limits people’s livelihoods.

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.

White House Aides Are Urging President Trump to Fire Scott Pruitt, the E.P.A. Chief

White House Aides Are Urging President Trump to Fire Scott Pruitt, the E.P.A. Chief

Scott Pruitt on Capitol Hill last month. White House staff members say they are confident that if Mr. Pruitt leaves, his deputy will continue to implement the president’s deregulatory agenda.

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.

California Is Preparing for Extreme Weather. It’s Time to Plant Some Trees.

California Is Preparing for Extreme Weather. It’s Time to Plant Some Trees.

Matthew Garner is one of the California Conservation Corps workers restoring a floodplain in Modesto, Calif.

Georgia, Facing ‘Difficult Dilemma,’ Keeps Nuclear Project Alive

Georgia, Facing ‘Difficult Dilemma,’ Keeps Nuclear Project Alive

The site of the Vogtle nuclear power plant in Waynesboro, Ga., in 2013.

Calling Car Pollution Standards ‘Too High,’ E.P.A. Sets Up Fight With California

Calling Car Pollution Standards ‘Too High,’ E.P.A. Sets Up Fight With California

The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking to roll back Obama-era rules.

Drilling Off Florida Is Still on the Table, Interior Official Says

Drilling Off Florida Is Still on the Table, Interior Official Says

Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior, in Colorado in July. He announced on Twitter this month that he was “removing Florida from consideration for any new oil and gas platforms.”

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.

A Science Denier at the Natural History Museum? Scientists Rebel

A Science Denier at the Natural History Museum? Scientists Rebel

Protesters at the American Museum of Natural History in New York on Sunday. Records show that Rebekah Mercer’s family foundation supports groups that reject established climate science.

Pruitt Had a $50-a-Day Condo Linked to Lobbyists. Their Client’s Project Got Approved.

Pruitt Had a $50-a-Day Condo Linked to Lobbyists. Their Client’s Project Got Approved.

The site of an Enbridge pipeline in Kinosis, Alberta. The E.P.A. has signed off on a proposal to expand one of its lines.

Antarctica Is Melting Three Times as Fast as a Decade Ago

Antarctica Is Melting Three Times as Fast as a Decade Ago

Icebergs in the northern Weddell Sea off Antarctica.

Scott Pruitt Sought ‘Business Opportunity’ With Chick-fil-A While Leading E.P.A.

Scott Pruitt Sought ‘Business Opportunity’ With Chick-fil-A While Leading E.P.A.

Scott Pruitt, left, during his swearing in as the Environmental Protection Agency administrator in 2017, with his wife, Marlyn Pruitt, their son Cade, and Samuel A. Alito Jr. of the Supreme Court.

2018 Is Shaping Up to Be the Fourth-Hottest Year. Yet We’re Still Not Prepared for Global Warming.

2018 Is Shaping Up to Be the Fourth-Hottest Year. Yet We’re Still Not Prepared for Global Warming.

Residents of New Delhi in June. Extreme heat hits poor and already-hot regions like South Asia especially hard.

Uranium Miners Pushed Hard for a Comeback. They Got Their Wish.

Uranium Miners Pushed Hard for a Comeback. They Got Their Wish.

The shuttered Pinenut uranium mine, bottom, near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Emboldened by the Trump administration, the uranium industry is trying to make a comeback.


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