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  1. A Strong Case Against a Pesticide Does Not Faze E.P.A. Under Trump
    For decades, scientists have warned of mounting evidence that exposure to chlorpyrifos may threaten children’s development.
  2. In Win for Environmentalists, Senate Keeps an Obama-Era Climate Change Rule
    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.
  3. E.P.A. Dismisses Members of Major Scientific Review Board
    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.
  4. By Degrees: A Parable From Down Under for U.S. Climate Scientists
    Politics intruded on climate science in Australia. The scientists fought back, led by John Church, a leading world expert on sea level rise.
  5. The New Threat to Wolves in and Around Yellowstone
    Packs of the animals, once endangered, have flourished, but biologists worry about the effects of renewed hunting outside the national park.
  6. Mass Die-Off of Whales in Atlantic Is Being Investigated
    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.
  7. Trillions of Plastic Bits, Swept Up by Current, Are Littering Arctic Waters
    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.
  8. Climate Change Reroutes a Yukon River in a Geological Instant
    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.”
  9. Matter: Antarctic Ice Reveals Earth’s Accelerating Plant Growth
    Scientists compiling a record of the atmosphere based on air trapped in Antarctic ice found that rising carbon dioxide has accelerated plant growth.
  10. We Might Soon Resurrect Extinct Species. Is It Worth the Cost?
    Scientists disagree about whether bringing extinct species back from the dead will result in a net loss of global biodiversity.
  11. A Creationist Wants Rocks to Study. The Grand Canyon Says No.
    A lawsuit by a creationist geologist brings to light a dispute between science and religion at Grand Canyon National Park.
  12. The Getaway: Greening Your Summer Vacation
    Tips on how to be an ecotourist.
  13. Can the Paris Climate Deal Survive a Trump-Style Renegotiation?
    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.
  14. Looking for Trump’s Climate Policy? Try the Energy Department
    The president’s proposed reductions to the department’s research may have a greater impact on climate change than the Paris accord decision.
  15. Q. AND A.: For a Hotel Beekeeper, Honey Is Just the Beginning
    Noel Patterson educates guests at the Miraval Resort & Spa in Tucson on the importance of bees, leads tastings and encourages backyard hives.
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