The US Will Return To The Global Climate Stage With An Aggressive Goal To Cut Emissions By 2030
The US is responsible for about 13% of global greenhouse emissions. Biden is targeting drastically cutting those emissions this decade.
Biden’s $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan Is No Green New Deal, Progressives Said
“I think it’s a step towards our vision of a Green New Deal,” an activist from the Sunrise Movement said. They just think it falls far short.
Deb Haaland Will Be The First Native American To Lead The Interior Department
One senator dubbed the controversy over Haaland’s confirmation “a proxy fight over the future of fossil fuels.”
A Large PR Firm Pledged To Fight Climate Change. Then It Took Millions From A Notorious Fossil Fuel Trade Group.
Edelman, a PR firm that’s pledged to “work with an environmental conscience,” was paid $4 million to promote one of the most extreme fossil fuel trade groups in the country, new tax filings show.
Michael Regan Will Be The First Black Man To Lead The EPA
“We will move with a sense of urgency on climate change,” Michael Regan told Congress last month. “We will stand up for environmental justice and equity.”
Texas Leaders Ignored Warnings A Decade Ago That Their Power Supply Was In Danger
“We’ve watched this movie before and the sequel is worse than the original,” one Texas energy expert said.
NASA’s Perseverance Rover Has Landed On Mars To Search For Signs Of Ancient Life
“Based on everything we know about Mars in the past, it absolutely should have been capable of supporting ancient life," one NASA scientist said.
Texas Was "Seconds And Minutes" Away From An Uncontrolled Blackout, Officials Said
By Thursday, outages had left 500,000 without power and led to at least 10 deaths.
Trump Led An “All-Out Assault” On The EPA. Now Biden Has To Rebuild It.
Under Trump, the Environmental Protection Agency knelt to the country’s biggest polluters and lost more than 800 employees. Staffers say they want accountability.
Biden's Latest Executive Orders Are The Most Aggressive Moves On Climate Change Of Any President
The executive orders will take aim at fossil fuels and set the US up to be an international leader in tackling the climate crisis.
On Day 1, Biden Directed The US To Rejoin The Paris Climate Accord
Under Trump’s direction, the US became the only country to withdraw from the historic climate agreement.
Climate Activists Have A New Target: Moms
A new advocacy group featuring climate scientists who are also moms is hoping to move the needle by making the climate crisis personal.
2020 Was One Of The Hottest Years On Record. Global Warming Is To Blame.
NASA found 2020 tied as the hottest on record. NOAA found it came in a close second.
The US Was Hit With A Record Number of Billion-Dollar Natural Disasters In 2020
“We’re running out of adjectives trying to describe these extreme events,” a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration official said.
The 13 Biggest Lessons We've Learned About The Coronavirus So Far
"It’s an extraordinary virus, the likes of which I’ve never, ever seen, and I’ve been doing this now for almost 40 years,” Anthony Fauci told BuzzFeed News.
Biden Has Vowed To Put Science First To Beat The Pandemic. That Won’t Be Enough.
"Following the science is necessary but not sufficient," said Matthew Seeger, a risk communication expert.
Joe Biden Has Picked Gina McCarthy To Fill A New Role As US “Climate Czar”
McCarthy, former head of the EPA under Obama, has been a vocal opponent of President Trump's environmental policies.
The Busiest Hurricane Season On Record Is Officially Over
This hurricane season blew through predictions from federal scientists and set a string of new records along the way.
Congress Isn't Passing Pandemic Relief, But They Are Passing The Coronavirus
Nearly 1 in 10 senators and 1 in 20 House members have been diagnosed with COVID-19, but even wearing masks on the Senate floor is still a source of contention.
Democrats Turn To Door-Knocking To Win Georgia
"It’s about having high-quality face-to-face conversations, and we tend to be able to do that by knocking on people’s doors," said the executive director of New Georgia Project.