The Washington Post

Chris Mooney

ReporterWashington, D.C.


The agency raised biofuel levels above an earlier June proposal, but they’re still below what Congress envisioned.

  • Nov 30, 2015

As the Paris climate talks take aim at this target, some scientists say hitting it will require technology that hasn’t been invented yet.

  • Nov 29, 2015

Researchers say the “cryosphere” -- the part of Earth composed of ice -- will be irreversibly changed under current emissions pledges.

  • Nov 28, 2015

Researchers theorize that thousands of years ago, superstorms caused huge waves that hurled the huge rocks onto a Bahama island — and that it could happen again.

  • Nov 28, 2015

Even as a congressional investigation into research challenging the “pause” proceeds, more research challenges the “pause.“

  • Nov 24, 2015

Researchers suggest methane hydrates could be melting and creating mounds beneath the sea.

  • Nov 23, 2015

A recent congressional inquiry comes at an odd time.

  • Nov 19, 2015

“When you add it all up, it comes up to about 14.5 percent of greenhouse gas comes from the animal agriculture sector,” the “Avatar” director says. “That’s bigger than all transportation combined.“

  • Nov 18, 2015

Speaking on the Senate floor, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) invoked a “war on coal.”

  • Nov 17, 2015

A sudden turnabout in recent months has greatly reduced prospects of offshore Arctic Alaskan oil drilling -- at least for now.

  • Nov 17, 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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