When Will Electric Cars Go Mainstream? It May Be Sooner Than You Think

By BRAD PLUMER July 8, 2017 As the world’s automakers place larger bets on electric vehicle technology, many industry analysts are debating a key question: How quickly can plug-in cars become mainstream? The conventional view holds that electric cars will remain a...

The ‘Rewilding’ of a Century-Old Cranberry Bog

The ‘Rewilding’ of a Century-Old Cranberry Bog By JESS BIDGOOD July 4, 2017 Gene Albanese, a scientist with the conservation organization Mass Audubon, surveyed birds at the Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary in Plymouth, Mass. The sanctuary is part of a project to return...

Court Blocks E.P.A. Effort to Suspend Obama-Era Methane Rule

By LISA FRIEDMAN July 3, 2017 WASHINGTON — Dealing another legal blow to the Trump administration, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday that the Environmental Protection Agency cannot suspend an Obama-era rule to restrict methane emissions from new oil and gas...

Counseled by Industry, Not Staff, E.P.A. Chief Is Off to a Blazing Start

By CORAL DAVENPORT July 1, 2017 WASHINGTON — In the four months since he took office as the Environmental Protection Agency’s administrator, Scott Pruitt has moved to undo, delay or otherwise block more than 30 environmental rules, a regulatory rollback larger in...

Mayors, Sidestepping Trump, Vow to Fill Void on Climate Change

By LIZETTE ALVAREZ June 26, 2017 MIAMI BEACH — Meeting in a city confronted daily with the issues of rising seas and climate change, the United States Conference of Mayors approved resolutions on Monday to urge the federal government to rejoin the Paris climate...