Biden administration begins easing restrictions on Venezuelan oil
The move, which will allow Chevron to begin negotiating with the government of Nicolás Maduro, is aimed at promoting talks between the Venezuelan government and the U.S.-backed opposition.
Pollution caused 1 in 6 deaths globally for five years, study says
In 2015, 1 in 6 deaths worldwide stemmed from poor air quality, unsafe water and toxic chemical pollution. That deadly toll — 9 million people each year — has continued unabated through 2019, killing more people than war, terrorism, road injuries, malaria, drugs and alcohol.
One month in, New Mexico’s largest-ever fire fuels anger and despair
The blaze, part of which began as a prescribed burn, has displaced thousands and destroyed hundreds of structures.
Bubble-wrap sky: Storm chasers photograph mesmerizing mammatus clouds
The Sunday night sky in Oklahoma brought spectacular views of the pouch-shaped clouds.
New Mexico blaze is now largest wildfire in state history
The Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak fire near Santa Fe, N.M., has broken the state's record, burning nearly 300,000 acres.
Suspect in Buffalo rampage cited 'ecofascism' to justify actions
Before 10 people died in a shooting at a Buffalo supermarket on Saturday, the alleged gunman wrote a screed citing “ecofascism,” an ideology that blames environmental problems on immigration and overpopulation.ecof
The Colorado River faces a climate change-driven crisis
The Colorado River plays a pivotal role in the American West, supplying water to more than 40 million people, irrigating 5 million acres of farmland, and providing critical habitat for rare fish, birds and plants.
Big Oil investors reject calls for stricter climate goals — so far
Oil and gas majors on both sides of the Atlantic are scheduled to hold their annual shareholder meetings this month, and climate activists are pushing oil companies to embrace swifter climate action during the 2022 proxy season.
In Australia’s quiet climate election, independents could make noise
Natural disasters have pushed concern in Australia about climate change to an all-time high. Yet as the country heads toward a federal election, neither major party is talking much about it.
1 in 6 Americans live in areas with significant wildfire risk
Here is a detailed map of wildfire exposure across the country. See how many properties are at risk in your region.
Why electric scooters in India keep going up in flames
A spate of battery fires could complicate the country’s green agenda.
For better forecasts, hurricane hunters probe deep into storms
Amid unprecedented storm activity, predictions of ocean surge have improved, but inland flooding — now the deadliest hazard — is a focus of forecasters.
The Colorado River is in crisis, and it’s getting worse every day
The Washington Post traveled along the river, from its start to its finish, to examine how people and places are coping with a shrinking lifeline in a hotter and drier landscape.
Tracking Biden’s environmental actions
President Biden is unwinding Donald Trump’s environmental legacy while forging his own. The Washington Post is chronicling every step.
He bought the house 9 months ago. Then the ocean swept it away.
The owner of a house on North Carolina’s Outer Banks that washed out to sea this week said he bought it not realizing how vulnerable it was to severe storms.
Violent storms blast Upper Midwest with hurricane-force winds, dust
The “derecho” unleashed destructive 100-plus mph gusts and stirred up a towering cloud of dust.
Senegal sees opportunity and ‘hypocrisy’ in Europe’s search for gas
As the EU ditches Russian gas over the war in Ukraine, West African nations hope to fill the void.
Record heat fueling violent storms in central U.S.
Dangerous storms threaten millions while dozens of high-temperature records could fall in the central states Thursday.
House panel will investigate USPS plan to purchase 8.6 mpg trucks
State attorneys general and top environmental groups have already sued the Postal Service to block the $11.3 billion truck contract.
How the future trees of New Mexico were almost destroyed by wildfires
How the future trees of New Mexico were almost destroyed by wildfires raging through the state.
Biden pulls 3 offshore oil lease sales, curbing new drilling this year
The Interior Department confirmed Wednesday that it will not hold three oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and off the coast of Alaska that had been scheduled to take place, taking millions of acres off the auction block.
The swift march of climate change in North Carolina’s ‘ghost forests’
As sea levels rise and storms become more intense, scientists are racing to study the rapid loss of trees and marshland along the Outer Banks.
North Carolina beach homes collapse from lumbering coastal storm
The incident on the Outer Banks has exposed the risk to shoreline homes from storms and the rising sea