"President Biden this week will pledge to slash U.S. greenhouse gas emissions at least in half by the end of the decade, according to two people briefed on the plan, as part of an aggressive push to combat climate change at home and persuade other major economies around the world to follow suit."
"A chemical found in paint strippers is associated with more deaths than previously thought, according to research published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine."
"The White House last week abruptly removed the lead scientist over the National Climate Assessment — a Trump appointee whom peers have called a serious professional in an untenable situation."
"Joe Biden faces a key test of his commitment to climate action this week, when he sets out his core plans for tackling the climate crisis and calls on all of the world’s major economies to join him in bold action to slash greenhouse gas emissions in the next ten years."
"While the long-term effects are uncertain, researchers say the construction of the wall has cut through habitats already threatened by the changing climate."
"Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Friday revoked the Trump administration’s rollback of a federal coal leasing moratorium, but it’s unclear whether Haaland’s order fully reinstates the Obama-era decision."
"Rep. Thomas Suozzi (D-N.Y.) says he will oppose President Biden’s infrastructure package if a cap on state and local tax deductions is not erased. “No SALT, no deal,” he said in an interview."
"When President Joe Biden convenes a virtual climate summit on Thursday, he faces a vexing task: how to put forward a nonbinding but symbolic goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that will have a tangible impact on climate change efforts not only in the U.S. but throughout the world."
"The United States and China vowed late Saturday to work together in coming months to combat climate change “with the seriousness and urgency that it demands,” a move that signaled a rare collaboration even as they clash over trade frictions, China’s harsh treatment of Uyghurs and a crackdown on pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong."