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Week 61: Zinke Loves Drilling Anywhere but in His Own State

The Interior secretary lines up drills just outside Bears Ears; Pruitt tries to wipe out decades of research and refuses to explain his soundproof booth.

Scientists Enlist an Unlikely Ally in the Fight for Endangered Species: Leeches

A new study suggests the bloodsuckers may be a low-cost, low-effort method for sampling biodiversity.

Climate Change on Trial in Federal Court

California cities square off against oil companies in a debate over who’s to blame for a warming planet.

Week 60: Trump Finds a Way to Make Tillerson Look Good. And Pompeo Is His Name-o.

State gets a climate denial upgrade, judge orders Pruitt to move on smog, and oil companies write their own offshore drilling rules.

Scientists to Florida’s Flamingos: Welcome Home

The effort to designate the Sunshine State’s famous pink birds as natives could have huge implications for their survival.

Haunting Views of a Planet Declining Faster for Some Communities Than for Others

Environmental awareness and social justice mix provocatively at the Whitney Museum’s new show, “Between the Waters”