Most of the liberal politicians elected Tuesday doubtless accept the reality of human-caused climate change and support policies to address it. But they will hold state and local offices, not federal ones. And at the federal level, science-informed climate policy has had a mixed couple of weeks.
A Trump adviser told ministers from several countries that the president still intends to withdraw from the Paris agreement. Out of all vertebrate animal species, the largest and the smallest ones are at the greatest risk of extinction. Read these stories and more in our twice-weekly news roundup.