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A Creationist Wants Rocks to Study. The Grand Canyon Says No.

By FERNANDA SANTOS

A lawsuit by a creationist geologist brings to light a dispute between science and religion at Grand Canyon National Park.

The Getaway: Greening Your Summer Vacation

By ELAINE GLUSAC

Tips on how to be an ecotourist.

Can the Paris Climate Deal Survive a Trump-Style Renegotiation?

By BRAD PLUMER

Some advocates of global climate action think the pact would be stronger if the United States simply left, rather than remaining in and demanding big changes.

Looking for Trump’s Climate Policy? Try the Energy Department

By BRAD PLUMER

The president’s proposed reductions to the department’s research may have a greater impact on climate change than the Paris accord decision.

Q. AND A.: For a Hotel Beekeeper, Honey Is Just the Beginning

By MARISSA MILLER

Noel Patterson educates guests at the Miraval Resort & Spa in Tucson on the importance of bees, leads tastings and encourages backyard hives.

Trump Budget Proposes Deep Cuts in Energy Innovation Programs

By BRAD PLUMER and CORAL DAVENPORT

The spending plan also calls for raising billions of dollars by opening up public lands to oil and gas drilling and selling oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

The Health Issue: The Mystery of the Wasting House-Cats

By EMILY ANTHES

Forty years ago, feline hyperthyroidism was virtually nonexistent. Now it’s an epidemic — and some scientists think a class of everyday chemicals might be to blame.

The Health Issue: What Animals Taught Me About Being Human

By HELEN MACDONALD

Surrounding myself with animals to feel less alone was a mistake: The greatest comfort is in knowing their lives are not about us at all.

The Health Issue: The Genetics of Pooched-Out Pooches

By ROXANNE KHAMSI

A mutation in some obesity-prone dog breeds might reveal new risk factors for obesity in humans — and perhaps give rise to new drugs.

In Win for Environmentalists, Senate Keeps an Obama-Era Climate Change Rule

By CORAL DAVENPORT

Senators voted 51 to 49 to block a measure that would have undone a regulation to control the release of methane from oil and gas wells on public land.

By Degrees: A Parable From Down Under for U.S. Climate Scientists

By JUSTIN GILLIS

Politics intruded on climate science in Australia. The scientists fought back, led by John Church, a leading world expert on sea level rise.

E.P.A. Dismisses Members of Major Scientific Review Board

By CORAL DAVENPORT

A spokesman for the agency’s administrator said he would consider replacing the academic scientists with representatives from industries the agency is supposed to regulate.

The New Threat to Wolves in and Around Yellowstone

By JIM ROBBINS

Packs of the animals, once endangered, have flourished, but biologists worry about the effects of renewed hunting outside the national park.

Mass Die-Off of Whales in Atlantic Is Being Investigated

By TATIANA SCHLOSSBERG

Officials are seeking the reason for an “unusual mortality event” that has left 41 humpback whales dead since early 2016 from North Carolina to Maine.

Matter: Antarctic Ice Reveals Earth’s Accelerating Plant Growth

By CARL ZIMMER

Scientists compiling a record of the atmosphere based on air trapped in Antarctic ice found that rising carbon dioxide has accelerated plant growth.

Trillions of Plastic Bits, Swept Up by Current, Are Littering Arctic Waters

By TATIANA SCHLOSSBERG

A new study found that a major ocean current is carrying plastic from the North Atlantic to the Greenland and Barents seas, and leaving it there.

Climate Change Reroutes a Yukon River in a Geological Instant

By JOHN SCHWARTZ

Melting water from one of Canada’s largest glaciers used to flow north, to the Bering Sea. Last spring, it reversed course, a case of what scientists call “river piracy.”

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