Climate & Environment



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.


Democrats' subsidy for union-made electric vehicles faces a bumpy road in the Senate

A battle is brewing in the Senate over another key climate provision in Democrats' roughly $2 trillion social spending bill: a tax credit for union-made electric vehicles.

How Big Oil relies on some PR firms to block climate action

A new peer-reviewed paper by Brown University researchers found that the fossil fuel industry has relied heavily on PR firms for more than three decades.

Another Texas House primary showdown is coming, and it's all about climate policy and Big Oil donations

Jessica Cisneros is mounting another primary challenge against Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Tex.), this time targeting fossil fuel industry donations.

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.

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

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.

Wild boar. Kelp salad. Crickets in your pie crust. These are just a few things that may end up on Thanksgiving menus as climate change takes its toll on the planet.

The organizers of the Rutland Water Birdfair — dubbed the avian equivalent of the iconic British music festival Glastonbury — decided the climate cost of people flying in was too high.

Authorities did not find the sheen that divers had reported, and they say it could have dissipated before they could arrive.

Critics accused President Jair Bolsonaro’s administration of delaying the release of a report until after the COP26 climate summit, charges the government denied.

The budget reconciliation proposal passed by the House would mark the biggest climate investment in U.S. history at half a trillion dollars. It would also move President Biden closer to his administration’s ambition goals of reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Friday will propose restoring roadless protections on more than 9 million acres of the Tongass National Forest in Alaska, a move that would overturn one of Donald Trump’s most significant changes to public lands.

Trump’s Bureau of Land Management headquarters move reduced the number of Black employees in the agency while creating mass vacancies, a new Government Accountability Office report says.

The study casts further doubt on the environmental credentials of hydrogen produced using fossils fuels, which has been envisioned as a next-generation fuel.

President Biden traveled to Detroit on Wednesday to promote American-made electric vehicles and a new infrastructure package at a time when the rest of his climate agenda hangs in the balance back in Washington.

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