How Biden could use the powers of the presidency to protect vulnerable communities and hold fossil fuel companies accountable.
On the virtual stage of the United Nations General Assembly in September, President Xi Jinping made a bold commitment: China - the world's largest source of greenhouse gas emissions - would strive to become carbon neutral by 2060.
When climate activists evaluate Joe Biden, they tend to focus on domestic policy. But the realities of the US system of government are such that the president is fairly constrained on domestic policy - by Congress, the courts, and his own party.
Somehow, in all the campaigns to inspire climate action, the onus on well-off people to take the lead on sustainable consumption has been lost.
Several books on the Green New Deal have been released in the past year or two, but none boasts a more illustrious set of authors than Climate Crisis and the Green New Deal, by Robert Pollin and Noam Chomsky.
Democrats have been trying to unseat longtime Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins for nearly 20 years and were handed resounding defeats each time. Sara Gideon could make 2020 different.
The West Coast of the United States is still deep in the throes of an epic wildfire season, with California officials warning that the record area of 3.1 million acres burned in the state so far this year is likely to keep growing.
"This is truly the bellwether for climate change on the West Coast," said Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Face the Nation on Sunday. "And this is a wake-up call for all of us that we have got to do everything in our power to tackle climate change."
California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill that would make it easier for the state's inmate firefighters to pursue a career in the field after their release.
The oil industry's only real source of growth probably won't grow much.
Public understanding of clean energy has not kept up with reality. The popular perception is still that clean energy is virtuous but expensive and unreliable, that it needs special favors to compete in the marketplace.
Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.
Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.
An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.
As the virus rampages through Washington, essential workers nationwide are paying the price: Derrick Z. Jackson
Essential workers in the United States continue to face relentless and tragic pressures.