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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.
How will 2021 compare with the year just past?
In a sharp break with the Trump administration, President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. intends to release nearly all available doses of the coronavirus vaccine soon after he is inaugurated, rather than hold back millions of vials to guarantee second doses will be available.
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.
May the joy, truth and hope of Christmas find a place deep in your heart!
The C.D.C. director will decide by Wednesday whether to accept the recommendation. States aren’t required to follow it, but most are expected to.
California State projections showed that intensive care units could be full by the middle of December.
The first shots could be given as early as Dec. 21, if authorization is granted.
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.
In an early analysis, the drug maker zeroed in on a promising dosing plan for its vaccine.
General Motors said it would no longer back President Trump’s effort to strip California of the power to set fuel economy standards.
“Turkeys and budgets and fire – Oh my!” Thoughts on COVID and the season ahead.
President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr’s aggressive approach to climate change includes undoing years of President Trump’s regulatory rollbacks at agencies like the E.P.A
The president-elect is making the climate a top priority.
What’s the big deal? Was it part of Operation Warp Speed? When can you get one?
Research using cellphone data in 10 U.S. cities last spring could help influence officials’ decisions on new restrictions as cases resurge around the country.