Climate & Environment



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 White House is creating a new energy division to meet Biden's lofty climate ambitions

The new energy division of OSTP is responsible for helping the nation meet President Biden's ambitious goal of reaching 100 percent clean electricity by 2035.

The Supreme Court will hear cases that could undercut Biden's climate agenda. Here's what to know.

Environmental lawyers say some conservative justices might want to curtail the EPA's authority to regulate power plant emissions beyond the fence line.

COP26 finally framed climate change as a public health issue, experts say

That message that global warming contributes to public health risks resonated at COP26 more than it has at previous United Nations climate summits, according to experts who have been attending the talks for years.

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.

The new rules would affect coffee, cocoa, soy, beef, palm oil and wood, along with products made from those materials, such as furniture and chocolate.

The National Hockey League touts ‘green rinks’ while promoting refrigerants that warm the planet, according to an undercover probe by the Environmental Investigation Agency.

The move on hydrofluorocarbons, which are hundreds of times as potent as carbon dioxide, comes just days after global climate talks wrapped up at COP26.

Katherine Sizov is only two years out of college, but her high-tech sensors — which monitor ethylene, a gas key to the ripening of fruits and vegetables — are keeping watch over 15 percent of U.S. apples

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