E.P.A. Promised ‘a New Day’ for the Agriculture Industry, Documents Reveal

By ERIC LIPTON and RONI CARYN RABIN August 18, 2017 WASHINGTON — In the weeks before the Environmental Protection Agency decided to reject its own scientists’ advice to ban a potentially harmful pesticide, Scott Pruitt, the...

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.

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.

Counseled by Industry, Not Staff, E.P.A. Chief Is Off to a Blazing Start

By CORAL DAVENPORT July 1, 2017 WASHINGTON — In the four months since he took office as the Environmental Protection Agency’s administrator, Scott Pruitt has moved to undo, delay or otherwise block more than 30 environmental rules, a regulatory...

Climate Science Meets a Stubborn Obstacle: Students

By AMY HARMON June 4, 2017 WELLSTON, Ohio — To Gwen Beatty, a junior at the high school in this proud, struggling, Trump-supporting town, the new science teacher’s lessons on climate change seemed explicitly designed to provoke her. So she...