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Australia, in a Victory for Coal, Clears the Way for a Disputed Mine

By Somini Sengupta

The final permit from regulators in Queensland came less than a month after a conservative coalition that champions coal won in national elections.

These Animal Migrations Are Huge β€” and Invisible

By Carl Zimmer

Swarms of insects move across continents each year. Scientists used radar to track one species and discovered a vast ecological force.

A Software Upgrade (After 40 Years) Aims to Improve U.S. Weather Forecasts

By Henry Fountain

The change, prompted in part by Hurricane Sandy, should help improve predictions of severe weather events like winter storms and hurricanes.

Sea Ranch, California’s Modernist Utopia, Gets an Update

By Diana Ketcham

Demographic shifts. Climate change. The internet. “Sea Ranch is changing, like our society,” said the architect Mary Griffin. “We simply can’t build the way we did even 20 years ago.”

U.K. Will Cut Net Greenhouse Emissions to Zero, Theresa May Vows

By Richard PΓ©rez-PeΓ±a

The prime minister’s plan leaves many questions unanswered, but sets a new standard that she hopes other countries will adopt.

Michael Bloomberg Promises $500 Million to Help End Coal

By Lisa Friedman

The pledge by the former New York City mayor is part of an effort to close every coal-fired power plant in the United States and halt the growth of natural gas.

White House Tried to Stop Climate Science Testimony, Documents Show

By Lisa Friedman

Administration officials said proposed testimony by a State Department scientist amounted to “climate alarm propaganda.”

As Students Clamor for More on Climate Change, Portland Heeds the Call

By Mike Seely

Three years after the school board passed a resolution mandating climate justice education in all public schools, a rollout may be coming.

Judges Give Both Sides a Grilling in Youth Climate Case Against the Government

By John Schwartz

Three judges heard arguments in a closely watched lawsuit brought by young people to compel the federal government to take action on climate change.

The Unseen Worlds Beneath Us: Places of Beauty, Danger and Wisdom

By Terry Tempest Williams

Robert Macfarlane’s “Underland” explores ancient forests, urban catacombs and buried rivers to probe the secrets of man’s often malign influence on the earth.

Can the Paris Climate Goals Save Lives? Yes, a Lot of Them, Researchers Say

By Kendra Pierre-Louis

A new study projects how many additional deaths could occur in 15 American cities if the world misses its targets for taming climate change.

95 Years Ago, Everest Was Just as Deadly but Much Less Crowded

By Somini Sengupta

As climbers continue to die in the Himalayas, a look back at the conquest of the tallest mountain in the world.