The early explorers struggled with Bellot Strait — modern navigation, though, has conquered it.

BELLOT STRAIT, NUNAVUT, CANADA – AUGUST11: The CCGS Amundsen heads into Bellot Strait, a narrow waterway that divides the Boothia Peninsula and Somerset Island, on August 11, 2017. (Photo by Alice Li/The Washington Post)

Carbon capture may reduce carbon dioxide emissions, but it does not make coal 'clean'

Agriculture has released more than 100 billion tons of carbon from the ground, a study finds.

A key National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine study on coal mining in the Appalachian Mountains is under review over whether it's worth the money.

In California, some companies can pay to protect forests rather than cut their own greenhouse gas emissions — and new research says the program is succeeding.

The expert panel’s work has been aimed at helping policymakers and private-sector officials factor the government's climate analysis into long-term planning.

A National Park Service ban on bottled water sales to ease pollution was successfully fought by an industry lobby.

As climate change opens new ecosystems to human activity, scientists are racing to understand and protect the pristine waters.

The White House says the new order will accelerate development, but environmentalists say it leaves the country more vulnerable to damage from rising seas and oceans.

Polar bears, yoga, and 10-foot-plus sheets of ice here at the end of the world

This could mean more work by future administrations.

A review could roll back Obama-era efforts to tighten emission standards for new cars.

The administration is off to a slow start enforcing environmental laws.

There were 16 full transits of the passage last year. Most were small ships.

Company aims to introduce cold-resistant genetically engineered trees across southeastern U.S.

A Canadian research ship is mapping a remote stretch of the Arctic. Post reporters are on board

A planned border wall in Hildago County, Tex., would create a sort of U.S. 'no man's land,' cutting off businesses, blocking endangered animals and slicing through a wildlife refuge.

Such oxygen-depleted areas, which are found worldwide, are caused by agricultural and industrial runoff.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has reversed a decision to put off the Oct. 1 implementation of an Obama-era ozone rule a day after 16 states sued over the delay.

Scientists fear that “wet bulb temperatures,” combining heat and humidity, could breach the danger zone if warming remains unchecked by 2100.

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"The Trump imperative going in the opposite direction is a stimulus," California's governor tells The Post.

Scientists may have found out what’s causing a worrying ‘warming hole’ over the Atlantic Ocean.

Climate pessimism has had quite a run lately. Maybe we need to redefine what optimism means.

A huge utility just announced the biggest U.S. wind farm to date.

New research says that more intense rains will drive more nitrogen into waters, in turn worsening algal blooms.

The Trump administration is still doing its best to thwart the case.

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry was the latest victim of Russian pranksters Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexei Stolyarov.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt says a report by a special task force will help him cut through red tape and lead to faster decontamination of sites nationwide.

Republicans hail him an “excellent choice”; Democrats call him a “walking conflict of interest.”

Eight Senate Democrats asked the Interior Department's deputy inspector general on Monday to investigate Secretary Ryan Zinke's decision to reassign roughly 50 senior career officials last month.

Even minor global warming could worsen super El Niños, scientists find.

A new study finds that humans may have warmed the planet substantially before the late 1800s, a common starting point for measuring our influence on climate.

President Trump will nominate a prominent coal lobbyist and former Senate aide, Andrew Wheeler, to serve as the Environmental Protection Agency’s deputy administrator.

President Trump's deputy Interior secretary nominee, David Bernhardt, is either “an excellent choice” for the job or a “walking conflict of interest.”

New White House communications director was concerned about climate change. Then he wasn't

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

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.

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.

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