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Off Long Island, Wind Power Tests the Waters
The nation’s biggest offshore wind project is up for approval, a test of how far states can pursue a clean-energy agenda in the Trump era.... More >>

As U.S. Cedes Leadership on Climate, Others Step Up at Davos
China, India and even the leaders of large corporations are eager to have a bigger role in fighting global warming, meetings at the World Economic Forum showed.... More >>

With Trump in Charge, Climate Change References Purged From Website
The digital change, which flashed into place at noon on Friday, immediately placed into sharp relief some of the starkest differences between the old president and the new.... More >>

Tesla’s Self-Driving System Cleared in Deadly Crash
The highway agency found that while Tesla’s Autopilot feature didn’t prevent a crash in Florida, the system performed as it was intended.... More >>

Earth Sets a Temperature Record for the Third Straight Year
Surface temperatures are heading toward levels that many scientists believe will pose a threat to both the natural world and to human civilization.... More >>

China Cancels 103 Coal Plants, Mindful of Smog and Wasted Capacity
The dropped projects include dozens already under construction, even though existing plants can already generate far more power than the country needs.... More >>

Isidro Baldenegro, Mexican Environmental Activist, Is Shot to Death
Mr. Baldenegro, winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize, defended the western Sierra Madre’s old-growth forests against powerful local strongmen.... More >>

Economic Scene: On Climate Change, Even States in Forefront Are Falling Short
States like California and New York have been leaders in curbing carbon emissions from energy. But to achieve their goals, both may need to embrace nuclear power.... More >>

State Senate Takes Aim at Plastic Bag Fee in New York City
The G.O.P.-controlled chamber passed a bill to kill the 5-cent charge, which is scheduled to take effect in February and is backed by Mayor Bill de Blasio.... More >>

Land Rush in Permian Basin, Where Oil Is Stacked Like a Layer Cake
Exxon Mobil is the latest company to acquire a major parcel in the fields of West Texas and New Mexico as shale drilling promises a new bounty.... More >>

A Big Test for Big Batteries
In California, an environmental crisis forced a utility to fast-track a risky idea — using rechargeable cells to stand in for power plants.... More >>

Warsaw Journal: Warsaw Grapples With Gloomy, Gray Smog
The spike in air pollution was mainly driven by a cold snap that forced thousands of households to crank up poor quality heaters that burn things like coal and garbage.... More >>

The Long Reach of the Aliso Canyon Gas Leak
When a geyser of gas began spewing from the ground in October 2015, it was just the beginning of an energy and environmental crisis in Southern California with far-reaching repercussions.... More >>

Scott Pruitt, Trump’s E.P.A. Pick, Backed Industry Donors Over Regulators
If confirmed by the Senate, Mr. Pruitt could be in charge of policing industries that have long helped advance his political career.... More >>

Trilobites: How Zoo Animals Learn to Help Take Care of Themselves
Zoo animals require care that emphasizes their welfare if people want them to have long lives like Colo, the gorilla that just died at 60 in Ohio.... More >>

Scott Pruitt, Testifying to Lead E.P.A., Criticizes Environmental Rules
Mr. Pruitt, Donald J. Trump’s pick to lead the E.P.A., offered his vision of a more restrained agency at his confirmation hearing.... More >>

What Should Senators Ask Scott Pruitt, Trump’s E.P.A. Nominee? Here’s What Readers Said
More than 2,000 readers submitted questions on climate change, industry influence and other topics for Mr. Pruitt, who goes before a Senate panel Wednesday.... More >>

Editor, John C. DePrez Jr.; Executive Editor, Carol Rogers; Publishers: IBRC and IAR

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