The Washington Post

Chris Mooney

ReporterWashington, D.C.


The infrastructure they build in the next five years may -- or may not -- lock in major carbon emissions.

  • Oct 9, 2015

The program is the “largest effort of its kind in the country,” according to the EPA.

  • Oct 8, 2015

Bleaching shows stress on reefs from Hawaii to the Indian Ocean.

  • Oct 8, 2015

The total loss could amount to 5 percent of the world’s corals in 2015 alone.

  • Oct 8, 2015

Allowing for multiple uses, and aggregation of lots of individual batteries, greatly increases the value proposition of the technology, says a new report.

  • Oct 7, 2015

A new report finds that in some European countries, wind is now cheaper than coal or gas-fired electricity.

  • Oct 6, 2015

Global warming didn’t cause the event -- but some scientists say it may have had an influence.

  • Oct 5, 2015

Researchers have documented a gigantic tsunami that happened about 73,000 years ago in the Cape Verde Islands.

  • Oct 2, 2015

Cheap natural gas competes directly with energy storage in several key areas, a new study finds.

  • Oct 2, 2015

Renewable sources like wind, solar, and hydropower should constitute nearly two-thirds of new net power capacity brought online across the globe between now and 2020, a new report finds. But that’s still not enough.

  • Oct 2, 2015
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Chris Mooney writes about energy and the environment at The Washington Post. He previously worked at Mother Jones, where he wrote about science and the environment and hosted a weekly podcast. Chris spent a decade prior to that as a freelance writer, podcaster and speaker, with his work appearing in Wired, Harper’s, Slate, Legal Affairs, The Los Angeles Times, The Post and The Boston Globe, to name a few. Chris also has published four books about science and climate change.
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