Antarctica lost 3 trillion tons of ice in the last 25 years — and the losses are getting faster.

“Crevasses near the grounding line of Pine Island Glacier, Antarctica.” (Credit I. Joughin, University of Washington)

Earth's crust is rising quickly beneath the thinning ice sheet, potentially providing a stabilizing force.

A new study identifies threats to monarch butterflies as they migrate thousands of miles across multiple generations.

Obama's national ocean policy, created during the Deepwater Horizon disaster, called on the federal government to work with states and local governments to enhance and protect oceans.

China's ban on importing most of the scrap material that it accepted for a quarter-century could overwhelm recycling programs in the U.S.

Despite his support, Sen. James Inhofe didn't venture a guess on whether Pruitt's job is safe. “We don't have the most predictable president in the history of America,” he said.

After years of failing grades, the latest report card shows each of the bay's 15 regions “is holding steady or significantly improving.”

Millan Hupp, Pruitt’s former director of scheduling and advance, told House Oversight Committee staffers last month that the Oklahoma businessman had provided Pruitt's family with the coveted tickets.

The draft proposal got a hearing in the House on Thursday.

Mary Neumayr has a reputation as a pragmatist.

Pruitt has been dogged by several allegations of ethical misconduct.

Nearly half a million dollars had already been spent when the study was halted, the Interior Department's inspector general found.

The “first-in, first out” tactic for requests made through the Freedom of Information Act is yet another example of the EPA restricting what records make their way into the public eye since Pruitt has taken office.

Scientists describe an 'event of an unprecedented magnitude' among Africa's oldest and largest baobab trees.

The widening global campaign to rid the world of plastic straws and bags — to keep millions of tons of them out of the ocean — has been endorsed by individuals such as Tom Brady and groups such as the Girl Scouts.

Pruitt also enlisted agency staff in tasks that included apartment hunting and securing a mattress for his personal use.

Revision has long been sought by conservative allies of President Trump.

Yellowstone Superintendent Daniel Wenk hoped to have more time for a bison project and other wildlife work.

Sarah Greenwalt and Millan Hupp are the latest in a line of political appointees who have left the agency.

The storms are dragging out the punishment they deliver to coastlines, research finds.

The message in question came April 13 from the EPA's main Twitter account, shortly after former coal and nuclear lobbyist Andrew Wheeler was confirmed as the agency's second-in-command.

Two House Republicans demand NRDC register as a foreign agent for carrying out environmental work in China.

The apology comes after an inspector general's investigation.

Updated disclosure forms by J. Steven Hart's former law firm show that, contrary to his previous denials, he did lobby the Environmental Protection Agency on behalf of several clients.

Daniel Wenk, a highly regarded National Park Service official, hopes to finish key projects, including moving bison to Native American land.

EPA officials placed the order through the Tiny Jewel Box, which dubs itself Washington's “premier destination for fine jewelry and watches."

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The United States is adrift on climate change.

The Trump administration seeks to put a dent in one of Obama’s signature achievements on climate and energy security.

Three Senate Democrats asked the Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general Thursday to probe whether the agency's chief received an improper gift from a top aide who conducted a housing search for him last year, citing new emails.

Agency figures show that amount is nearly double what was spent annually on average for security for his two predecessors.

The stock price of Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd., the Canadian company behind the proposed gold and copper mine, plummeted more than 30 percent by midafternoon Friday.

White House officials last year weighed whether to simply “ignore” the climate findings emerging from federal agencies under President Trump or instead develop “a coherent, fact-based message about climate science,” according to a memo obtained by The Washington Post.

Rice contains lower levels of key vitamins when grown amid high concentrations of carbon dioxide, according to a new study.

A study shows that middle-latitude belts are drying, and the tropics and higher latitudes are gaining water supplies.

It's an ozone mystery, as well as a threat to one of the planet's great environmental success stories.

CFC-11 is part of a group of ozone pollutants that were banned under a 1987 accord, but emissions have risen 25 percent since 2012, scientists reported Wednesday. Scientists say the most likely explanation is that a manufacturer is producing the chemical without reporting it to authorities. It’s a distressing development for what’s commonly seen as […]

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The EPA administrator's spending and ethics decisions again take center stage at a Capitol Hill hearing.

The agency's inspector general says it played “no role” in decisions about the administrator's security needs.

Why Apple just joined a big push to change how we make aluminum, and slow climate change in the process.

Some states oppose the Trump administration's plan to freeze auto-efficiency standards beginning in the year 2021; automakers want one standard.

The decision left lawmakers, environmental groups and the families of victims cautiously optimistic.

The phrase 'climate change' appeared in a draft Pentagon report 23 times. The final version used it once.

Pruitt mainly relied on conservative advocates rather than career staffers who traditionally identify scientific research priorities for the agency.

"We believe that the continued use of coach seats for the Administrator would endanger his life,” the head of Pruitt's security detail wrote on May 1, 2017.

An EPA spokesman would not say what the dinner cost, when Pruitt reimbursed Leonard Leo for it.

Some doubt it's coming back.

Limitations on oil, gas and mineral exploration under an Obama-era agreement would be removed by a Trump administration amendment.

State lawmakers passed a bill to ban the sale and distribution of sunscreens that contain two chemicals deemed damaging to the coral reefs.

Carbon dioxide concentrations have now passed 410 parts per million, sustained over a month.

Her departure follows the exit of two other top Pruitt aides this week.

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