A prominent Senate Democratic proponent of the Green New Deal argued Thursday that Democrats should prepare to go at it alone in passing President Biden’s $2.25 trillion infrastructure proposal, including its ambitious initiative to address climate change.
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The United States and China, the world’s two biggest carbon polluters, have agreed to cooperate with other countries to curb climate change, just days before President Biden hosts a virtual summit of world leaders to discuss the issue.
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland took sweeping action Friday to “prioritize action on climate change,” including reinstating the ban on federal coal leasing that was part of the Obama administration’s contentious “war on coal.”
For decades, a public lands tug-of-war has played out over a vast expanse of southern Utah where red rocks reveal petroglyphs and distinctive twin buttes bulge from a grassy valley.
Masses of the world’s loudest insect will soon put on a performance that has been 17 years in the making: a collection of cicadas known as “Brood X.”
The death toll from mudslides in eastern Indonesia has risen to 126 with scores still missing, officials said Wednesday, as rain continued to pound the region and hamper the search.
A 4.0 magnitude earthquake gave the Los Angeles area a jolt before dawn Monday.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Sunday that crews are working to prevent the collapse of a large wastewater pond in the Tampa Bay area while evacuating the area to avoid a “catastrophic flood.”
Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg tried to burnish his “green” credentials Thursday by biking to a Cabinet meeting — after unloading it from an SUV near his intended destination.
Michael Regan, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, has been in office for less than a month but is already under fire for allegedly “politicizing” the policy-making process.
The Biden administration is green-lighting a plan to charge motorists who drive into midtown Manhattan, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday, while a Republican lawmaker called it part of Democrats’ “war on cars.”
Three separate wildfires in the Black Hills of South Dakota have forced evacuations of more than 400 homes northwest of Rapid City and shut down Mount Rushmore, authorities said Monday.
President Biden announced a plan Monday to ramp up development of large offshore wind farms to generate electricity for up to 10 million homes and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Heavy rains across Tennessee flooded homes and roads, prompting officials to rescue dozens of people from houses, apartments and vehicles. Authorities said four bodies were found Sunday in the flood’s aftermath.
Blaring tornado sirens and howling winds roared across parts of western Georgia early Friday as severe storms pounded southern states, including in Alabama where at least five people died in twisters that wrecked homes, splintered trees and crumpled businesses.
Senate Democrats are eyeing an obscure federal law as means to permanently overturn Trump-era regulations on methane, a chemical compound that makes up natural gas.
The renewed push for a carbon tax is coming from an unexpected player in the climate change game: Big Oil. It’s a strategic maneuver by oil and gas companies to head off tougher regulatory actions by President Biden and the Democratic-run Congress.
Thirteen Republican attorneys general sued Wednesday to overturn the Biden administration’s oil-and-gas leasing crackdown, arguing that the orders violate federal law governing mineral development on public lands.
At a summit filled with happy talk on the improving state of U.S.-European relations under President Biden, the nearly completed Nord Stream 2 pipeline supplying Russian natural gas directly to Germany remains a transatlantic sticking point.
California’s senators are urging President Biden to hasten the country’s transition away from fossil fuels by phasing out gasoline-powered vehicles.
The Biden administration announced Thursday that it will begin weighing how much new oil and natural gas pipelines contribute to climate change when deciding whether to approve the projects.
Forecasters warned Wednesday that tens of millions of people across the Plains and in the South were in the path of a severe spring weather system that could produce powerful tornadoes and hail.
Attorneys general from 21 states on Wednesday sued to overturn President Biden’s cancellation of the contentious Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada.
Congressional Democrats are working on an infrastructure plan that not only would rebuild America’s highways and bridges but also would undertake a Green New Deal-style transformation of transportation, energy and the entire economy.
The Senate on Monday confirmed New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland as interior secretary, making her the first Native American to lead a Cabinet department and the first to lead the federal agency that has wielded influence over the nation’s tribes for more than nearly two centuries.