The President has nominated Sam Clovis, a former college professor and talk radio host who's questioned climate change, to the Agriculture Department's top scientific post.

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH, 31: The United States Department of Agriculture building entrance that faces the National Mall on March 31, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post)

A trio of California lawsuits try to hold fossil fuel companies accountable for rising seas.

The world has produced 9.1 billion tons of plastic since 1950. It virtually lasts forever.

The study finds that without swift action, future generations will need to invest trillions in technologies to withdraw carbon dioxide from the air.

The French leader could have the best shot at persuading Trump to change his mind about the deal.

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Is the plight of coral reefs a story of hope or despair? “Chasing Coral” documentary makes it a little of both.

Secretary Ryan Zinke removes two of the least controversial national monuments, Hanford Reach in Washington and Craters of the Moon in Idaho.

Rising temperatures mean more weight restrictions — which might mean more bumped passengers.

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NOAA Fisheries choice Chris Oliver is seen as highly qualified.

Most celebrities come to oil regions to protest. Not the Facebook founder

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The Arctic is contaminated with mercury, and climate change could make it worse.

Researchers used to battling climate change skepticism take a pause to call out what they see as alarmism.

The iceberg is close to the size of the state of Delaware and weighs a trillion tons.

The agency will take public comments on its proposal for 90 days.

A new study finds that the warming Arctic is chilling North America — and that's bad news for agriculture.

This is why climate change could speed up later in this century.

Scientists say the iceberg will be among the largest ever seen.

The case is set for trial in February 2018, and there's not much left that can derail it.

American Airlines cancelled 57 flights because of extreme heat - and that could become more common

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Critics call the red team-blue team idea “childish” and “incredibly insulting."

In his bid to make America dominant in energy production, the president moves ahead with a plan to open the Atlantic and Arctic oceans to oil and gas leasing.

The administration promises to prop up the ailing nuclear industry and open up new offshore areas for drilling.

The reason is more land use and agricultural exploitation, which suppresses wildfires even in an era of climate change.

From agriculture to energy demand, rising temperatures could have profound economic impacts in coming decades, researchers say

The world needs to start carbon cuts on a dramatic scale to hold on to the chance of limiting warming.

Trump energy claims don't add up, experts say. Like the claim the United States has more oil than Saudi Arabia.

Southern Co. freezes costly work on flagship coal plant meant to showcase carbon capture technology.

Even in Antarctica, scientists are worried about invasive species — and about existing species clashing with one another as the planet warms.

Testifying before Congress, Scott Pruitt said that the agency would “provide clarity” by “withdrawing” the rule and reverting to standards adopted in 2008.

Scientists raise concerns about a common industrial chemical called dichloromethane.

Democratic and Republican lawmakers alike pushed back at the administration's proposed cuts at the agency.

Trump's review of marine monuments and sanctuaries is open for comments until July 26. The jury's out on whether they will influence his bid to reduce them in size.

But experts ask what that number really means.

Soot from wildfires can melt glaciers over a thousand miles away, scientists find.

Yet another study confirms that the rate of sea level rise is increasing.

U.N.: The world's most glorious reefs have been devastated by warming and need the Paris deal.

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There really isn't much mystery what Trump, and his government, think about climate change.

Thanks to a production glut, Americans are paying President Clinton-era prices at the pump.

U.S. science agencies predict that this year's Gulf of Mexico “dead zone” will be the third-largest on record.

Democrats on the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources faulted the funding cuts proposed for Native tribes, national parks and land conservation.

The data aren't in yet. But 'I would bet it is the most damaging' such event that we've yet seen, one scientist says.

EPA science shake-up continues, with dozens of scientists not renewed for the agency's Board of Scientific Counselors.

Employees who accept buyouts must leave the agency by Sept. 2.

This project was hailed as the future of nuclear energy, but without federal support, advocates are concerned the industry has a limited future.

A popular paper says the U.S. could leave fossil fuels behind by 2055. But some scientists argue it's riddled with errors.

Climate change is exposing more and more people to deadly heat waves.

Trump's energy secretary just rejected a fundamental piece of climate science.

An EPA science program targeted for elimination conducted essential research, report finds.

Scientists find a 400 percent increase in wildfire destruction in the Great Plains

Administrator Scott Pruitt said Thursday that the proposed budget “supports the EPA's highest priorities.”

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