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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.

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.

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.

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.

Trump Budget Proposes Deep Cuts in Energy Innovation Programs

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

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.

Tillerson, in Alaska, Gives No Hint on Paris Climate Accord

At a meeting of the Arctic Council, the secretary of state was noncommittal when asked about the administration’s view on the landmark climate agreement.

Matter: To Simulate Climate Change, Scientists Build Miniature Worlds

A series of experimental “mesocosms” in Australia show that a warming world will have unexpected effects on marine ecosystems.

In Victory 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.

Trump Administration Delays Decision on Leaving Climate Pact

The announcement encouraged advocates of the landmark accord, who hope that President Trump’s fellow heads of state can pressure him to remain in the pact.

Arctic Nations to Meet Amid Unsettled U.S. Stance on Climate Change

With the Trump administration still undecided about the Paris climate accord, Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson is to head to a meeting of the Arctic Council in Alaska.

Stay In or Leave the Paris Climate Deal? Lessons from Kyoto

The Paris accord provides its members with more flexibility than the earlier Kyoto Protocol, an argument for those who want the United States to remain in the deal.

Tundra May Be Shifting Alaska to Put Out More Carbon Than It Stores, Study Says

Researchers focused on warmer weather that keeps the tundra from freezing until later, allowing processes that release carbon dioxide to continue longer.

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.

Philippines Rejects Environment Chief Who Took On Mining Interests

Before her appointment was shot down in Congress, Gina Lopez had acted aggressively to close mining companies accused of violating environmental laws.

Trilobites: In Disposable Mucus Houses, These Zooplankton Filter the Oceans

Scientists near Monterey Bay in California find that giant larvaceans, a kind of zooplankton, can filter all of the water between 300 and 1,000 feet in the bay in less than two weeks.

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.

Philippines Moves to Shut Mines Accused of Polluting

The plan would cut nickel production by half in the country, the world’s top nickel exporter. Mining companies are joined by indigenous tribes in opposing the plan.

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