Why China Wants to Lead on Climate, but Clings to Coal (for Now)

Emissions are rising in China. Still, it’s on track to meet the commitments it made under the Paris climate accord.

Trump Team to Promote Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Power at Bonn Climate Talks

The American position is likely to provoke strong reactions from attendees of the United Nations meeting that begins on Monday.

Trilobites: The Dirty Secrets Saved in Dead Birds’ Feathers

The feathers of birds preserved in natural history museum collections record changes to historical air quality across America’s Rust Belt, a new study finds.

Trump Nominates a Coal Lobbyist to Be No. 2 at E.P.A.

The nominee, Andrew R. Wheeler, is a former aide to Senator James M. Inhofe, an outspoken denier of established science on climate change, and has worked as a lobbyist for Murray Energy.

What’s Up in Coal Country: Alternative-Energy Jobs

What’s Up in Coal Country: Alternative-Energy Jobs By DIANE CARDWELL September 30, 2017 Students playing soccer near a coal-fired power plant in West Virginia. As the state sheds coal jobs, local businesses and nonprofit groups are trying to create...

Federal Electricity Study Hints at Future Support for Coal

The Energy Department report says the current grid is robust but suggests additional support for the ailing coal and nuclear industries.