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Blue States Roll Out Aggressive Climate Strategies. Red States Keep to the Sidelines.

The widening divide between states on climate-change policy comes with the potential to cement an economic and social divide for years to come.

With More Storms and Rising Seas, Which U.S. Cities Should Be Saved First?

As the dangers and costs of climate change rise, policymakers are facing painful choices about how to decide which communities to protect.

E.P.A. Finalizes Its Plan to Replace Obama-Era Climate Rules

The new measure will very likely prompt a flurry of legal challenges. If upheld in court, it could tie the hands of future presidents on global warming.

Australia, in a Victory for Coal, Clears the Way for a Disputed Mine

The final permit from regulators in Queensland came less than a month after a conservative coalition that champions coal won in national elections.

Documenting Climate Change by Air, Land and Sea

The New York Times photographer Josh Haner has spent the past four years capturing the effects of climate change around the world and under water.

A Plan to Mine the Minnesota Wilderness Hit a Dead End. Then Trump Became President.

The project’s reversal of fortunes has angered environmentalists and focused attention on an unusual connection between a Chilean billionaire and President Trump’s family.

Democrats Will Debate in a City Under Siege by Climate Change

Activists wanted a Democratic debate focused entirely on climate change. They aren’t getting one, but in Miami this week, the issue will be inescapable.

Answers to Key Questions in Oregon’s Case of the Vanishing Republicans

Republican lawmakers left the Oregon State Capitol last week to prevent a vote on a climate change bill they oppose. As the police pursue them and the Democrats wait, the bill hangs in the balance.

Can ‘Big Data’ Help Fight Big Fires? Firefighters Are Betting on It

As wildfires grow more intense, fire chiefs in Southern California are looking to big data and machine learning for help in managing fast-moving blazes.

Pod of Killer Whales Makes Rare Visit to Monterey Bay

There has been a startling number of killer whale sightings in the bay in June, normally an off-season month for whale watchers.

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