Latest from John Muyskens

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.
  • Oct 14, 2021

Black people are about to be swept aside for a South Carolina freeway — again

South Carolina destroyed Black homes to build I-26 and I-526 without much engagement. The state vowed to engage residents for a new project, but it still plans to take their homes.
  • Sep 8, 2021

Global forest losses accelerated despite the pandemic, threatening world’s climate goals

Even amid the pandemic, losses of vital forests in the tropics increased by 12 percent between 2019 and 2020, a satellite-based survey found.
  • Mar 31, 2021

Smoke from wildfires wiped out the U.S. pandemic-related clean air gains in 2020

The U.S. average for the deadliest type of air pollution rose nearly 7 percent over 2019 because of smoke from fall fires, primarily those in California, Oregon and Washington.
  • Mar 17, 2021

Central states’ Arctic plunge: The historic cold snap and snow by the numbers

It was some of the most severe cold in decades, with record-setting duration in some areas.
  • Feb 24, 2021

2020 rivals hottest year on record, pushing Earth closer to a critical climate threshold

Escalating temperatures poise the planet to breach 1.5 C for the first time, possibly later this decade.
  • Jan 14, 2021

How members of Congress voted on counting the electoral college vote

While a challenge to the electoral college result from some Republicans was not expected to prevail — Democrats control the House and almost every Senate Republican would need to join the effort for their chamber to approve it — it forced a debate, drawing out a process that is usually a formality and forcing lawmakers to choose between honoring the choice of voters or standing with Trump.
  • Jan 7, 2021

Shingle Mountain: How a pile of toxic waste was dumped in a community of color

How White leaders in Dallas paved the way for toxic Shingle Mountain to rise up in a minority community
  • Nov 16, 2020

Trump rolled back more than 125 environmental safeguards. Here’s how.

President Trump has weakened or wiped out more than 125 rules and policies aimed at protecting the nation’s air, water and land since taking office, with nearly 40 more rollbacks underway, according to a Washington Post analysis.
  • Oct 30, 2020

Tracking Zeta

Maps track Hurricane Zeta’s trajectory and development in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Oct 29, 2020