Lawmakers to examine pandemic, extreme heat links
Two separate House panels will hold environmental justice hearings tomorrow, as lawmakers moved to put a spotlight on civil rights after the killing of George Floyd and subsequent nationwide protests.
IG details White House pressure in 'Sharpiegate'
The scandal that has become known as "Sharpiegate" damaged NOAA's credibility and may have undercut public trust in the agency's apolitical weather forecasting, Commerce Department Inspector General Peggy Gustafson said in a long-awaited report released yesterday.
Republicans try to nix international climate money
The House Appropriations Committee today approved its State Department spending bill over Republican objections to a $500 million carve-out for international climate efforts.
Groups call for better federal adaptation policy
A coalition of environmental, insurance and consumer advocacy groups today offered a wide-ranging vision for climate adaptation policy.
Pandemic slashed U.S. emissions 18% — report
The COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing economic downturn caused an 18% drop in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions between March 15 and June 15 compared with last year's levels, according to a new report from the Rhodium Group.