A devastating winter storm that has plunged Texas into an electricity crisis offers warning signs for the U.S. as the Biden administration seeks to prepare for a future in which extreme weather is a greater risk and America is almost entirely powered by renewable energy.
with Asma Khalid, Tamara Keith, Miles Parks, Lauren Sommer | NPR
As wildfires rage across the west, activists are noting the campaign's relative silence on the issue of climate change. Natural disasters of all sorts, from heat waves to hurricanes, are made worse as humans continue to increase their emissions.
President Trump will go to both Louisiana and Texas on Saturday to get a first hand look at the damage wrought by Hurricane Laura. The president is campaigning in New Hampshire on Friday, trying to build political momentum after his speech to almost 2,000 mostly-maskless supporters Thursday night on the White House lawn.
The Environmental Protection Agency is set to announce Thursday that it will loosen federal rules on methane, a powerful greenhouse gas linked to climate change, according to two senior administration officials.
Reviewing new polling data, consultants working for President Trump’s 2020 campaign discovered an unsurprising obstacle to winning support from two key demographic groups, millennials and suburban women. And that was his record on the environment.
by Josh Dawsey, Juliet Eilperin , Brady Dennis | The Washington Post
White House officials barred a State Department intelligence agency from submitting written testimony this week to the House Intelligence Committee warning that human-caused climate change could be “possibly catastrophic.” The move came after State officials refused to excise the document’s references to federal scientific findings on climate change.
The House has approved a $19.1 billion disaster aid package despite earlier objections from Republicans. The legislation was approved 354-58. All those who opposed it were Republicans. The Senate already passed the bill overwhelmingly and it heads to the president's desk for his signature.