Along the way to the $369 billion package, the West Virginia senator secured an array of concessions for his state and for the fossil fuel industry.
The Senate’s proposal aims to accelerate electric car sales and promote domestic battery manufacturing at China’s expense.
The $369 billion climate and tax bill would affect every aspect of U.S. energy production, with incentives for producers and consumers to move away from fossil fuels.
The announcement Wednesday of an agreement in the Senate almost instantly reset the role of the United States in the global effort to fight climate change.
Peatlands and rainforests in the Congo Basin protect the planet by storing carbon. Now, in a giant leap backward for the climate, they’re being auctioned off for drilling.
To fight climate change, companies and nonprofits have been promoting worldwide planting campaigns. Getting to a trillion is easier said than done.
Some of the largest companies in the U.S. have pledged to adopt climate-friendly agricultural techniques. But some farmers say they haven’t provided enough incentive.
One company says it has the technology. And though investors looking for cleaner power generation are lining up, some environmentalists are skeptical.
Carbon emissions are forever so carbon removal should be, too.
The window for congressional action on climate is closing — potentially for quite a while.
They’re critical resources in taking carbon out of the atmosphere. What are the signs of our progress toward saving them or indications that we’re failing?
We don’t know exactly what a net-zero emissions energy system will look like, but we know enough to keep us busy for at least a decade.
A major new scientific report offers a road map for how countries can limit global warming, but warns that the margin for error is vanishingly small.
Current pledges to cut emissions, even if nations follow through on them, won’t stop temperatures from rising to risky new levels.
Tiny bits of plastic have infiltrated the deep sea’s main food source and could alter the ocean’s role in one of Earth’s ancient cooling processes, scientists say.
The emerald ash border threatens ash trees that anchor a unique world on the Delmarva Peninsula.
The target does not account for the climate impact of its customers and suppliers, leaving the company lagging the commitments of some of its rivals.
Air Eau de Parfum smells like fig leaf, orange peel and jasmine. It comes from carbon emissions.
The novelist Neal Stephenson offers some tips for how you can survive the climate crisis.
Cargill, Nestle, Carrefour and others pledged to reach net-zero deforestation in their supply chains by 2020.
At COP26, negotiators from about 200 countries worked overnight, hashing out differences in the quest for a new global climate agreement
The United States did not agree to stop coal development at home but promised to halt overseas funding of oil, gas and coal.
The biggest one: How many more degrees?
A Swiss company is operating a device in Iceland that sucks CO2 from the air and shoots it into the ground, where it turns into rock.
Should you get credit for reducing carbon emissions that might not have been emitted in the first place?
Carbon sequestration, pollinator habitat restoration and simple composting: An increasing number of the region’s winegrowers are going beyond sustainability. Here’s how to see, and taste, the fruits of their labors.
The world has made progress in the fight against climate change, with wind, solar and other clean technologies taking off. But more is needed to avert catastrophe, a new report finds.
Legislation aimed at infrastructure and social programs also includes big changes in energy, transportation and disaster preparation. They would amount to the most significant climate action ever taken by the United States.
Pretending that climate change can be solved with emissions cuts alone is a dangerous fantasy.
Senator Joe Manchin is already a crucial swing vote in the Democrats’ sweeping budget bill. But he will also write the details of its climate change program.
Science can now pull carbon out of the air. For that to make a difference, though, businesses need to find profitable places to put it.
An activist investment firm won a shocking victory at Exxon Mobil. But can new directors really put the oil giant on a cleaner path?
The administration says it will “repeal or replace” the rule that opened up more than half of Tongass National Forest to logging.
Diversifying beyond oil and gas will benefit everyone.
The tension between climate goals and lifting Exxon Mobil’s profits could make it difficult for activists to make progress.
He wants to require power companies to replace fossil fuels with clean energy. It’s a broadly popular idea but its path in Congress is perilous.
A landmark report from the International Energy Agency says countries need to move faster and more aggressively to cut planet-warming pollution.
Canada is the only G7 nation whose greenhouse gas emissions have increased since the Paris agreement. The main reason: its oil sands.
Companies are trying to prove that conservation, sustainable fishing and carbon sequestration are profitable.
Climate concerns push BP and other firms to seek new roles as pollution fighters.
From the rise in poaching to the waning of noise pollution, travel’s shutdown is having profound effects. Which will remain, and which will vanish?
From a newly certified Whale Heritage Site to scenic byways for electric cars, five new initiatives suggest the travel industry may be envisioning a more responsible future.
Elizabeth Kolbert and Ezra Klein discuss what options remain if our political system can’t handle the climate crisis.
Joe Biden and Tom Vilsack plan to take swift action on climate change proposals.
A surge of corporate money could soon transform carbon removal from science fiction to reality. But there are risks: The very idea could offer industry an excuse to maintain dangerous habits.
From orbit, satellites send tragic evidence of climate change’s destructive power. This film covers 10 days, Sept. 7-16, 2020, a period of intense fires activity in North and South America.
After the candidate called for a “transition” away from oil and gas, executives said the country would need fossil fuels for decades to come.
An optimistic climate documentary narrated by Woody Harrelson argues for the healing power of soil, which could offer a solution to the climate crisis.
While BP and other European companies invest billions in renewable energy, Exxon and Chevron are committed to fossil fuels and betting on moonshots.
The G.O.P. may have had a politically expedient change of heart. Better late than never.