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Trump Picks Scott Pruitt, Climate Change Denialist, to Lead E.P.A.
Mr. Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general, has been a key architect of the legal battle against President Obama’s climate change policies.... More >>


Op-Ed Contributor: Will the Next Deepwater Horizon Be in Mexico?
Opening its waters to oil-and-gas companies is a disaster waiting to happen.... More >>


German Court Upholds Nuclear Exit but Orders Compensation for Power Companies
The ruling brings to an end a bitter dispute between the government and energy firms over the decision in 2011 to abandon nuclear power in the wake of a nuclear disaster in Japan.... More >>


Japan Is Obsessed With Climate Change. Young People Don’t Get It.
Because the country has to import most of its energy, an apparent drop in concern by Japanese young people alarms many government officials.... More >>


Oil and Gas Industry Leaders Eagerly Take Stakes in Mexican Offshore Fields
Looking beyond current low oil prices, the companies paid billions in an auction of deepwater drilling rights in the Gulf of Mexico.... More >>


The Week Ahead: Mexico to Auction Oil and Gas Blocks as Aetna Defends Merger in Court
PetrĂłleos Mexicanos is seeking capital and expertise to develop deepwater reserves. In Washington, Aetna and Humana face opposition from the Justice Department over their proposed $37 billion deal.... More >>


How Big Banks Are Putting Rain Forests in Peril
Global lenders, sometimes flouting their own policies, have financed projects in Indonesia and elsewhere that destroy ecosystems and contribute to climate change.... More >>


News Report on Global Temperatures Is Wrong, Scientists Say
The report, which first appeared in The Daily Mail and Breitbart News, cited incomplete data and drew incorrect conclusions about climate change, according to experts.... More >>


OPEC Reaches Deal to Limit Production, Sending Prices Soaring
The deal will be the first production cut in eight years, although the price increase may prove temporary.... More >>


Despite Climate Change Vow, China Pushes to Dig More Coal
China is reopening mines amid worries about power supplies, demonstrating how difficult it will be to wean its giant economy from coal dependence.... More >>


Justin Trudeau Approves Oil Pipeline Expansion in Canada
The Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain project would link the oil sands in Alberta to a tanker port in British Columbia, where there have been several protests against the plan.... More >>


Trump’s Promises Will Be Hard to Keep, but Coal Country Has Faith
Though experts say out-of-work miners are likely to be disappointed by Donald J. Trump’s economic plans, his supporters in West Virginia believe he can bring jobs back.... More >>


Can Oil Help Mexico Withstand Trump’s Attack on Trade? It’s Hard to See How
The country’s state-owned oil company, Pemex, is saddled with debt and struggling with production. As a Donald J. Trump presidency looms, fixing it is a top priority.... More >>


The Week Ahead: Cyber Monday Hits as the U.S. Awaits Jobs Data
Retailers follow up Black Friday with online deals, and the European Court of Justice considers how to regulate the San Francisco-based ride-booking service.... More >>


Dot Earth Blog: After Nine Years and 2,810 Posts, a Dot Earth Farewell
After nine years and 2,810 posts, a blog seeking a sustainable path for humans on a finite planet comes to an end.... More >>


Dot Earth Blog: Facing Standing Rock Campaign, Obama Administration Blocks Dakota Pipeline Path
Intensifying Indian protests prompted the Obama administration to block a pipeline’s path in North Dakota.... More >>


Dot Earth Blog: Will California Ever Let Sierra Nevada Forests Burn?
In the Sierra Nevada, California’s main forest fire problem lies in not letting forests burn.... More >>


Climate Change Will Bring Wetter Storms in U.S., Study Says
Researchers said that there was variation depending on region: Some areas will experience more frequent and stronger rainstorms, others will see more intense winter storms.... More >>


Trump’s Meeting With Al Gore Gives Environmental Activists Hope
Even as Donald J. Trump met with Mr. Gore, he continued to court opponents of climate control policies for key government posts.... More >>


You’re Buying a Home. Have You Considered Climate Change?
It’s a smart idea to consider the long-term implications of owning a home in damage-prone areas.... More >>




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