Hannah Hess



Hannah covers climate policy for Greenwire. She joined the company in 2015 and previously covered Congress, the federal workforce and the inner workings of federal agencies. Before Greenwire, she worked at Roll Call, where she covered House and Senate administration, ethics and the U.S. Capitol Police. She also has been a political reporter at two statehouse bureaus and covered the early part of the 2012 presidential campaign. Hannah holds two degrees from the University of Illinois, a bachelor's degree in media studies and a master's degree in public affairs reporting.

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Global warming 'on the table' at U.N. — Haley

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) today said that she would bring fresh perspective to the United Nations and that climate change issues would remain "on the table" if she is confirmed as U.S. ambassador to the international governing body.


Earth melts temperature record for 3rd straight year

The planet reached its highest average surface temperature on record in 2016, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported today. It was the third consecutive year that a new global annual temperature record was set.


Obama sends another $500M to U.N. fund

Democrats celebrated an announcement today that the State Department will make its second contribution of $500 million to the United Nations' Green Climate Fund, in a parting move to cement the outgoing Obama administration's environmental legacy.