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Three Books Offer New Ways to Think About Environmental Disaster

It’s always a good idea to prepare for a disaster, especially one you see coming. Pogue, a former New York Times tech columnist and current contributor, has got you covered. This is a climate change worst-case scenario survival guide: stronger…

Restoring Environmental Rules Rolled Back by Trump Could Take Years

All of that would require aggressive domestic climate policies, but just undoing the Trump policies would typically takes two years or more. For example, the Trump E.P.A. undid the Obama administration’s single largest policy aimed at curbing climate change, a…

Buttigieg’s Climate Promises: What Could He Actually Do?

WASHINGTON — Pete Buttigieg, President Biden’s choice to lead the Department of Transportation, vowed to make climate change a top priority during his Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday. But that raises a question: How much can a transportation secretary realistically…

The Paris Climate Agreement: What You Need to Know

President Biden has recommitted the United States to the Paris climate agreement, the international accord designed to avert catastrophic global warming. The move by Mr. Biden fulfills a campaign promise to return to the pact on day one of his…

Biden Cancels Keystone XL Pipeline and Rejoins Paris Climate Agreement

WASHINGTON — President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Wednesday recommitted the United States to the Paris climate agreement, the international accord designed to avert catastrophic global warming, and ordered federal agencies to start reviewing and reinstating more than 100 environmental…

What Will Happen to Your Next Home if Builders Get Their Way?

“The Big One,” screamed a giant all-caps headline on The Miami Herald’s front page one day in 1992. Beneath it, a smaller one: “Hurricane of our nightmares is knocking at the front door.” Two days after that edition went to…

Biden, in a Burst of Climate Orders, Rejoins the Paris Agreement

WASHINGTON — President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Wednesday recommitted the United States to the Paris climate agreement, the international accord designed to avert catastrophic global warming, and ordered federal agencies to start reviewing and reinstating more than 100 environmental…

Northwest’s Salmon Population May Be Running Out of Time

Salmon begin their lives in freshwater, migrate downstream to estuaries and, eventually, the ocean, where they live for a while before returning to their natal streams to spawn. (It is estimated that less than 1 percent of salmon survive long…

How Trump’s Legacy Gets Undone

By Lisa Friedman This afternoon the new president of the United States, Joe Biden, will start signing a raft of executive orders to undo President Trump’s legacy, including on climate. In addition to rejoining the Paris Agreement, Mr. Biden intends…

A ‘Nerve Center’ for Climate in the Biden White House

One of Ms. Aggarwal’s areas of expertise is the development of a clean energy standard — that is, the percentage of non-fossil fuel sources that utilities must reach in their power generation and sales. By setting a standard without a…