Federal Electricity Study Hints at Future Support for Coal

The Energy Department report says the current grid is robust but suggests additional support for the ailing coal and nuclear industries.

Some Democrats See Tax Overhaul as a Path to Taxing Carbon

Two Senate Democrats are advocating a carbon tax plan that would cut the corporate tax rate as well as greenhouse gas emissions.

Students, Cities and States Take the Climate Fight to Court

By JOHN SCHWARTZ August 10, 2017 Can the courts fix climate change? Several groups and individuals around the United States have gone to court to try to do what the Trump administration has so far declined to do: confront the causes and effects of global...

E.P.A. Reverses Course on Ozone Rule

The agency said in June that states would have extra time to meet a new standard for ozone pollution. The change reverts to the date set by the Obama administration.

A Cheap Fix for Climate Change? Pay People Not to Chop Down Trees

By BRAD PLUMER July 20, 2017 The tropical forests in western Uganda, home to a dwindling population of endangered chimpanzees, are disappearing at some of the fastest rates on Earth as local people chop down trees for charcoal and to clear space for...

Climate-Altering Gases Spiked in 2016, Federal Scientists Report

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration attributed the increase in part to the El Niño weather pattern. Its report makes no mention of human contributions.