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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.

Scott Pruitt Met With Lobbyist Whose Wife Rented Him a $50-a-Night Condo

Scott Pruitt Met With Lobbyist Whose Wife Rented Him a $50-a-Night Condo

Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, has been criticized for the ways that his professional actions overlap with personal relationships.

Trump to Withdraw Nomination of Climate Skeptic as Top Environmental Adviser

Trump to Withdraw Nomination of Climate Skeptic as Top Environmental Adviser

Kathleen Hartnett White at Trump Tower in Manhattan in 2016.

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.

Trump Moves to Open Nearly All Offshore Waters to Drilling

Trump Moves to Open Nearly All Offshore Waters to Drilling

Tugboats pulled a Chevron production platform toward the Gulf of Mexico in 2013.

The Natural Gas Industry Has a Leak Problem

The Natural Gas Industry Has a Leak Problem

A technician searching for methane leaks with an infrared camera in Damascus, Ark.

Trump Administration Drops Florida From Offshore Drilling Plan

Trump Administration Drops Florida From Offshore Drilling Plan

Gov. Rick Scott of Florida on Tuesday. “My top priority is to ensure that Florida’s natural resources are protected,” he said last week.

‘Impossible to Ignore’: Why Alaska Is Crafting a Plan to Fight Climate Change

‘Impossible to Ignore’: Why Alaska Is Crafting a Plan to Fight Climate Change

Shaktoolik is one of 31 towns and cities in Alaska that may need to relocate because protective sea ice is vanishing, leaving shorelines exposed to erosion by fierce waves.

Meet Iceland’s Whaling Magnate. He Makes No Apologies.

Meet Iceland’s Whaling Magnate. He Makes No Apologies.

A fin whale was carved up last month at Iceland’s only whaling station, in a fjord north of the capital, Reykjavik.

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.

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.

Your Recycling Gets Recycled, Right? Maybe, or Maybe Not

Your Recycling Gets Recycled, Right? Maybe, or Maybe Not

Bales of recyclable waste in Seattle. American waste managers are struggling to find plants to process their recyclables.

5 Ways to Keep Cities Cooler During Heat Waves

5 Ways to Keep Cities Cooler During Heat Waves

Hint: It will require more than just an umbrella.

Global Warming’s Toll on Coral Reefs: As if They’re ‘Ravaged by War’

Global Warming’s Toll on Coral Reefs: As if They’re ‘Ravaged by War’

A researcher examined bleached coral at Zenith Reef, in the northern section of the Great Barrier Reef, in November 2016.

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.


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