Climate & Environment



White House to spend billions to build up a federal fleet of electric vehicles, upgrade federal buildings and change how the government buys power.

The unusual step comes as more than 1,000 manatees, about 15 percent of the state’s total population, have died this year.

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


U.N. climate boss: 'We need to understand' young people's frustration

We talked to Patricia Espinosa, the executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, on empowering youths and defining success at COP27.

John Kerry is counting on the private sector to help solve climate change

U.S. climate envoy John Kerry said no government in the world can fund clean energy at the scale necessary to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, but the private sector could help fill that gap in investment.

Biden is approving more oil and gas drilling permits on public lands than Trump, analysis finds

A new report illustrates that President Biden has been slow to reverse Trump's fossil-fuel-friendly agenda.

From digital subscriptions to buying secondhand, changing how you gift can reduce waste and help the planet

Fertilizing seawater and electrifying waves are among potential strategies for storing carbon in the ocean, scientists say.

Numerous conservation and animal protection groups are also offering a combined $26,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in the poisonings.

Slalom the North Atlantic right whale, survivor of multiple deadly fishing net entanglements, gave birth. But can mother and calf survive dangerous, human-infested waters?

The House Science Committee is demanding data on methane leaks from oil and gas firms to try to slash a climate pollutant that the U.S. has pledged to cut by 30 percent by the end of the decade.

At 12 years old, Alhaji Siraj Bah was living on the streets. A decade later, his business in Sierra Leone employs nearly three dozen people as they work to create an alternative to wood-based charcoal.

"When you just blame everything on climate change then you take all the agency away from local decision-makers to actually deal with the disasters,” one of the researchers said.

Scientists reveal the U.S. role in the “deluge” of plastic littering the world’s oceans in a congressionally mandated report.

Parts of the Arctic could become dominated by rain rather than snow during certain seasons by 2060 or 2070, according to new findings published in the journal Nature, particularly if the Earth continues to warm at its current rate.

The Biden administration wants half of all new vehicles sold in 2030 to be zero-emissions vehicles, including electric, plug-in hybrid or fuel cell electric vehicles.

Nearly a year after President Biden vowed to make environmental justice a centerpiece of his climate policy, EPA chief Michael Regan traveled to an area where African Americans experience some of the worst pollution in the nation to make the case that the administration is focused on disadvantaged communities.

The long-awaited Interior Department document comes days after Biden authorized a release from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to combat rising gasoline prices

The White House has launched a new energy division of its Office of Science and Technology Policy and appointed Sally Benson, a well-known energy expert at Stanford University, to a high-level position to coordinate climate change policy.

The approval of 12 wind turbines east of Long Island moves the Biden administration closer to its clean energy goals — but it has a long way to go.

Researchers in New Zealand found that splits between albatross pairs rose along with sea water temperatures.

ExxonMobil says it backs the scientific consensus on climate change. But one executive cast doubt about global warming’s impact while speaking to state regulators earlier this month, according to a recording obtained by The Washington Post.

"It’s a sign of hope that it’s doing well, and we need to keep protecting it," said marine biologist Gareth Philips.

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