climate change

USDA’s climate grants for farms and forests run into Republican buzzsaw

BY: - August 10, 2023

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is spending more than $3 billion to cultivate more American farmers and forest landowners as partners to mitigate climate change — even while some Republicans on Capitol Hill try to stop the program entirely. The administration launched a new farm program, Partnerships for Climate Smart Commodities, this year. It is […]

President Joe Biden speaks in front of a giant screen with On the monitor in the background is Mayor Kate Gallego of Phoenix, Arizona.

As extreme heat sweeps the U.S., Biden warns that states must act to protect workers

BY: - July 27, 2023

With many parts of the country gripped by extreme heat, President Joe Biden said Thursday his administration would target states that don’t offer workers heat protections and would direct millions of dollars to water projects and improved weather forecasting. In a live address, with the mayors of Phoenix and San Antonio joining by video, Biden […]

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards testifies at a lectern filled with microphones, with a colorful mural on the wall behind him.

Democrats push more resilient, lower-carbon infrastructure at U.S. Senate climate hearing

BY: - July 26, 2023

The changing climate is hurting infrastructure and the national economy, members of a U.S. Senate panel and experts said Wednesday. Members of both parties on the U.S. Senate Budget Committee agreed at a Wednesday hearing on the need for more resilient infrastructure that could withstand the pressures of a changing climate. They also agreed speeding […]

A loaded coal barge floats down the Kanawha river beside the gold dome of the West Virginia state Capitol building. Smoke in the background blurs the mountains.

Canadian wildfire smoke should be wakeup call for West Virginia officials

BY: - July 11, 2023

June ended it as it began, with the skies in the northeast United States blanketed by smoke from hundreds of wildfires in Canada. In West Virginia, we were fortunate enough to avoid the worst effects for most of the month, but by the last week of June, we couldn’t escape the smoke and its impact […]