The amount of heat the Earth traps has roughly doubled since 2005, according to new research from NASA and NOAA. The extra energy is equivalent to every person on earth using 20 electric tea kettles at once.

President Biden is unwinding Donald Trump’s environmental legacy, while forging his own. The Washington Post is chronicling every step.


The Energy 202: Democrats eye climate in big infrastructure push

But a cacophony of competing demands is already threatening to divide Democrats.

The Energy 202: Frozen wind turbines aren't why Texas can't keep the lights on

That hasn't stopped it from becoming a right-wing talking point.

The Energy 202: How a bitter cold snap is crippling power in Texas

Over 4 million in Texas remain without power Tuesday morning.

Senators Collins and Blumenthal introduced a bill to ban toxic 'forever chemicals' in makeup, which scientists say are ‘widespread’ and unlabeled. A new study found indicators of the chemicals in roughly half of mascaras, lipsticks and foundations tested.

The announcement by an arm of “School Strike 4 Climate” comes at a time of increased scrutiny on how ethnic minorities are treated within environmentalist groups.

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland has recommended in a private report that President Biden restore full protections to three national monuments diminished by Donald Trump, including Utah’s Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante and a huge marine reserve off New England. The move would preserve more than 4 million acres of federal lands and waters.

Nordhaus is attempting to frame the problems of climate change — taxes, individual ethics, corporate responsibility — and coming up with solutions.

The Biden administration said Friday it would prohibit road building in half of Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, resurrecting 20-year-old protections Donald Trump had stripped three months before leaving office.

Without its icy restraint holding it back from the ocean, the Pine Island glacier could dramatically add to sea level rise.

The project became a flash point for climate activists during the Obama administration. President Trump backed the pipeline’s construction during his term, but Biden pledged during the campaign to block it.

The Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers said in a joint statement they had determined that the Trump administration’s rollback is “leading to significant environmental degradation.”

The deal will make it difficult for backers of a massive open-pit gold and copper mine to carry out their project because the new protections cover a portion of a critical route the Pebble Limited Partnership plans to use to transport ore from the mine.

Hundreds of protesters, led by Native American women and joined by celebrities such as Jane Fonda, marched into a construction site and strapped themselves to bulldozers and other heavy machinery.

Despite its still-big carbon footprint, advocates think the nation’s building sector could reach a net-zero-emissions future within a generation.

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A new study finds a massive, previously unknown contribution to climate change in the form of human conversion of peatlands.

The decision to bolster the federal government’s power to protect vanishing plants and animals comes as the world finds itself in the midst of what United Nations scientists say is a worldwide decline in biodiversity that threatens to erode food systems and other key parts of the global economy.

A debate is underway in ornithology on whether to retain bird names honoring men who were enslavers, grave robbers and supremacists who defended the Southern cause.

Representatives of discontented ExxonMobil shareholders have won a third seat on its board of directors.

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