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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.

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.

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.

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.

Scott Pruitt, Under Fire, Plans to Initiate a Big Environmental Rollback

Scott Pruitt, Under Fire, Plans to Initiate a Big Environmental Rollback

Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, speaking with farmers in South Dakota on Tuesday.

E.P.A. Emails Show an Effort to Shield Pruitt From Public Scrutiny

E.P.A. Emails Show an Effort to Shield Pruitt From Public Scrutiny

Scott Pruitt, facing a photograph of Yosemite National Park, on Capitol Hill in April.

Trapped on an Island With Wolves, the Only Way Out for These Caribou Was Up

Trapped on an Island With Wolves, the Only Way Out for These Caribou Was Up

Caribou were released after being flown to the Slate Islands in Lake Superior on Saturday.

E.P.A. Staff Objected to Agency’s New Rules on Asbestos Use, Internal Emails Show

E.P.A. Staff Objected to Agency’s New Rules on Asbestos Use, Internal Emails Show

Workers removed asbestos debris from the site of a home destroyed by a wildfire in Coffey Park, Calif., in December. The E.P.A. has proposed new rules governing use of the material.

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.

E.P.A. Announces a New Rule. One Likely Effect: Less Science in Policymaking.

E.P.A. Announces a New Rule. One Likely Effect: Less Science in Policymaking.

Scott Pruitt, the E.P.A. administrator. Critics of the proposed measure say it will undercut the agency’s ability to protect public health.

Lowe’s Drops Paint Strippers Blamed in Dozens of Deaths

Lowe’s Drops Paint Strippers Blamed in Dozens of Deaths

Lowe’s says it will voluntarily stop selling paint strippers that contain two dangerous chemicals. A proposal to ban the chemicals is before the E.P.A.

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.

Automakers Sought Looser Rules. Now They Hope to Stop Trump From Going Too Far.

Automakers Sought Looser Rules. Now They Hope to Stop Trump From Going Too Far.

Mitch Bainwol, left, the auto industry’s top lobbyist, with Mr. Pruitt at an event last month announcing the proposed rollback of Obama-era auto emissions rules.

How More Carbon Dioxide Can Make Food Less Nutritious

How More Carbon Dioxide Can Make Food Less Nutritious

Rice farmers in southeastern China. More than 2 billion people worldwide rely on rice as a primary food source.

E.P.A. Officials, Disheartened by Agency’s Direction, Are Leaving in Droves

E.P.A. Officials, Disheartened by Agency’s Direction, Are Leaving in Droves

Ronnie B. Levin spent 37 years at the E.P.A. working on lead exposure. She retired in November after what she described as months of low morale at the agency.

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.


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