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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.
  • May 7, 2021

Chinese greenhouse gas emissions now larger than those of developed countries combined

Chinese greenhouse gas emissions in 2019 zipped past the United States and other developed countries combined.
  • May 6, 2021

‘Uncertainty is not our friend’: Scientists are still struggling to understand the sea level risks posed by Antarctica

A pair of scientific studies find we can still probably avert extreme sea level rise -- but also show how little scientists still understand about the biggest threat, Antarctica.
  • May 5, 2021

Federal court rules EPA must ban pesticide linked to harm in children — or prove it is safe

“EPA’s egregious delay exposed a generation of American children to unsafe levels of chlorpyrifos,” the decision states.
  • Apr 29, 2021

Senate votes to restore Obama-era limits on methane gas emissions

Methane is a greenhouse gas that, when released without being burned, has more than 80 times the climate impact of carbon dioxide.
  • Apr 28, 2021

Swift action to cut methane emissions could slow Earth’s warming by 30 percent, study finds

Such reductions could have a crucial impact in the global effort to limit warming below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) compared to preindustrial levels — a central aim of the Paris climate accord.
  • Apr 27, 2021

The giant accounting problem that could hamper the world’s push to cut emissions

Countries are adopting very different strategies for how they take into account carbon pulled out of the air by their forests.
  • Apr 26, 2021

Biden spells out U.S. climate goal, urges other world leaders to go big

At White House climate summit, President Biden details new U.S. emissions-cutting pledge, urges other world leaders to go big
  • Apr 22, 2021

As Biden convenes world leaders, U.S. pledges to cut emissions up to 52 percent by 2030

The highly anticipated announcement roughly doubles a target set by President Barack Obama in 2015 as part of the Paris climate accord.
  • Apr 22, 2021