Despite diplomatic clashes, U.S. and China vow to work together on climate change

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John F. Kerry just traveled to Shanghai to push for more ambitious action ahead of upcoming summits.

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The Fed faces criticism as it wades into climate and equity issues

The Federal Reserve is proudly politically independent. That makes key discussions around climate change and racial inequity a balancing act.

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Progressive lawmakers to unveil legislation on energy and public housing

The proposal, billed as the Green New Deal for Public Housing Act, offers a clear policy marker for liberals as Democrats seek to influence President Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan.

There’s a booming business in America's forests. Some aren't happy about it

The fuel pellet industry is thriving. Supporters see it as a climate-friendly source of rural jobs. For others, it’s a polluter and destroyer of nature.

US West prepares for possible 1st water shortage declaration

The man-made lakes that store water supplying millions of people in the U.S. West and Mexico are projected to shrink to historic lows in the coming months.

Los Alamos researchers study how wildfire smoke impacts climate

A new tool developed at LANL will analyze moisture levels in wildfire smoke plumes and study how water binds with soot particles.

The U.S. has a big methane problem with old oil wells

Democrats are debating proposals to cap wells and their methane leaks. But we don’t even know the scale of the issue yet.

Saving B.C. salmon: the Gitanyow's plan to protect a watershed

After years of trying to get the province to protect an important salmon watershed, one northwest B.C. First Nation is taking matters into its own hands.

Should Louisiana be a 'sanctuary state' for oil and gas? This bill would make it so

Caddo Parish lawmaker seeks to protect fossil fuel business from Biden policies; analysts scoff.

Brazilian Cerrado savanna: Wildcat miners descend on Indigenous reserve

An invasion of up to 5,000 illegal miners is underway in the Raposa Serra do Sol Indigenous Reserve in Brazil’s Roraima state, Indigenous leaders estimate. Analysts say Jair Bolsonaro’s rhetoric has emboldened the miners.

Transmission road map could help unlock renewables

For the first time in a decade, the grid operator for much of the central United States has put forward a long-range transmission road map calling for tens of billions of dollars in new projects to help states and utilities across the region boost renewables and reach their climate goals.

Allergy season 2021: Climate change is making your allergies worse

The warm, inviting spring air coupled with vaccinations for Covid-19 are encouraging people to gather outside. But for allergy sufferers, that air is packing a massive wallop that could send them scrambling back indoors.

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