The Biden administration has issued more permits for oil and gas drilling on public land per month than the Trump administration did in its first three years, according to a new analysis of federal data.
The disparity in greenhouse gas emissions between rich and poor countries — and rich and poor people within countries — is just as extreme as economic inequality, a new report finds.
While Australia has a vibrant youth climate movement, the national government remains opposed to taking action on climate change.
A Department of Interior report released on Friday found that taxpayers are being shortchanged by a federal oil and gas leasing program that consistently undercharges fossil fuel companies.
With a younger generation increasingly focused on the problem of rising global temperatures, prominent environmental activist and author Bill McKibben is launching a new grassroots movement to mobilize older Americans to combat climate change and to work on related social justice issues.
Less than a week after an atmospheric river took aim at British Columbia, dumping several inches of rain that washed away highways, sparked landslides and flooded homes and businesses, more extreme precipitation is set to fall across the region.
In a year that has seen the effects of climate change unfold with frightening speed — from drought and famine to heat domes, wildfires and flash flooding — another potential catastrophe has come into view: depleted oxygen levels in oceans and lakes that threaten marine life.
While droughts have always been a threat to the country’s agricultural economy, scientists say that the frequency and severity of droughts there have been increased by climate change.
Climate change is taking a toll on Utah's Great Salt Lake, rendering it "a puddle of its former self," according to a new report published in the Salt Lake Tribune.
Passed Friday by the House of Representatives, the Build Back Better budget bill contains unprecedented funding to address climate change, but the legislation now faces an even tougher battle in the Senate, where Democrats hold a razor-thin majority.
House Democratic leadership expressed confidence that the $2 trillion Build Back Better spending bill would pass the Senate without major changes despite a lack of commitment from centrist Democrats in the chamber.
To emphasize the moral imperative to combat climate change, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi invoked her religious beliefs in a press conference on Thursday. She said there is an “obligation for us to hand this planet over to the next generation in a responsible way.”
Environmentalists are fuming after the Department of the Interior auctioned leases to drill for oil in an 80-million-acre section of the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday morning.
For residents in the eastern Coachella Valley, a rural area in Riverside County, Calif., the rapid increase in extreme heat is causing farmworkers to become ill and even costing some their lives.
For the past two weeks, the U.N. Climate Change Conference attempted to solve the most daunting challenge facing humanity: how to quickly reduce greenhouse gas emissions to keep temperatures from rising to even more dangerous levels.
Negotiators from nearly every country on Earth reached an agreement Saturday evening at the United Nations Climate Change Conference to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming and to assist developing nations coping with the effects of rising temperatures.
Developing nations pleaded for more aggressive action to combat climate change on Friday, the last planned day of the United Nations Climate Change Conference.
On Friday morning, the United Nations Climate Change Conference released the second draft of the forthcoming agreement to combat climate change.
Just hours before the U.N. Climate Change Conference was set to wrap up, a new draft report of the final agreement was released showing that key differences remain on how to keep global temperatures from rising more than 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels.
Democrats from the Biden administration and Congress have been in the unusual position at the U.N. Climate Change Conference of taking the blame for the actions of their archnemesis, former President Donald Trump, in public — and in private as well, Yahoo News has learned.
John Kerry, President Biden's special envoy on climate, told the U.N. Climate Change Conference Tuesday that the United States would likely phase out coal power within the next nine years.
Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif., told Yahoo News that the recently passed bipartisan infrastructure bill will worsen climate change unless it is paired with the Build Back Better bill that is currently mired in the Senate.
The U.N. Climate Change Conference has resulted in a cascade of pledges from nations to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, but they still fall short of the goal of keeping global temperatures below 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming, according to an analysis released Tuesday.
The United States and China signed an agreement Wednesday at the U.N. Climate Change Conference that John Kerry called “a road map for our future collaboration” to lower greenhouse gas emissions.
The first draft of an agreement to combat climate change being negotiated at the U.N. Climate Change Conference was released Wednesday, and while certain provisions represent landmark progress, activists and experts say it falls short of what is needed in several key areas.
“I know it doesn’t feel like it, but inflation is both a feature and a bug of a normalizing economy.”
“What is not going to work, and hasn’t worked, is trying to talk people out of the lived reality of higher prices.”
“When inflation expectations rise, actual inflation tends to follow.”
“The Fed must acknowledge that its monetary policy has been a source of inflation, and that it will need to raise interest rates.”
“The supply chain logjams are the core of the problem right now, and that should work itself out over time.”