Why wildfires and severe winter storms are related.
The polar vortex is experiencing an unusually long disturbance this year because of a “sudden stratospheric warming.” Bundle up.
Emissions plunged more than 10 percent. If the trend can be sustained, it would put the United States within striking distance of one of its major goals under the Paris climate agreement.
Many Scientists Now Say Global Warming Could Stop Relatively Quickly After Emissions Go to Zero. That’s one of several recent conclusions about climate change that came more sharply into focus in 2020.
The package includes extensions on the solar and wind production tax credit (PTC) and investment tax credit (ITC), energy efficiency incentives, research and development “enhancements” for clean energy technologies.
This year has been so jammed with news—much of it with urgent, imminent, and life-altering implications. Many people might have missed the most important climate developments.
The office, the Council on Environmental Quality, is expected to have an expanded focus on environmental justice under Ms. Mallory, an environmental lawyer.
California’s redwoods, sequoias and Joshua trees define the American West and nature’s resilience through the ages. Wildfires this year were their deadliest test.
The immense project would have been one of the world’s largest gold and copper mines, but regulators found it “contrary to the public interest” due to environmental risks in the pristine Alaskan tundra.
General Motors said it would no longer back President Trump’s effort to strip California of the power to set fuel economy standards.