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Biden-Harris Administration Announces Availability of $100 Million through Inflation Reduction Act for Environmental Justice Grants

Historic grant funding for environmental justice will support projects in communities overburdened by pollution and historic underinvestment


How to pay for climate justice when polluters have all the money

By Bill McKibben

The climate summit just concluding in Egypt ran hard into one of the world’s greatest structural problems: most of the money is in the Global North, but most of the need is in the Global South. Nearly three hundred years of burning fossil fuels have produced much of that northern wealth, and now the resulting greenhouse gases are heating the planet and producing much of that southern need.


Interior: Oil ban around Chaco Canyon would block 47 wells

By Heather Richards

The Interior Department is considering a 20-year moratorium on new oil development around Chaco Canyon National Historical Park in New Mexico, an area important to many Indigenous communities.


Sustainability at the Smithsonian Institution: Responding to Climate Change

By Ben Marcus

Climate change is the existential threat of our time. As global temperatures rise and extreme weather events become more common, it has become clear that human-induced climate change is already impacting our environment and our way of life. At the Smithsonian, we understand this threat and we believe our global work can lead to solutions that make life on this planet more sustainable.


EPA touts largest-ever investment in monitoring air pollution

By Rachel Frazin

The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday said that it would be able to fund 132 projects for monitoring air pollution in 37 states after recent legislation passed Congress.


Enormous emissions gap between top 1% and poorest, study highlights

By Fiona Harvey

The top 1% of earners in the UK are responsible for the same amount of carbon dioxide emissions in a single year as the bottom 10% over more than two decades, new data has shown.


Major flood would hit Los Angeles Black communities disproportionately hard, study finds

By Louis Sahagun and Others

Flooding from a storm event so severe that it likely occurs once every 100 years would cause far greater damage to life and property in the Los Angeles Basin than federal emergency officials have forecast, according to UC Irvine researchers who warn also that Black and low-income communities would be hardest hit by the disaster.


This oil refinery poses a major environmental justice test for Biden

By Maxine Joselow and Others

Good morning and welcome to The Climate 202! Our colleague Brady Dennis will moderate two conversations today at 11 a.m. ET with Jigar Shah, director of the Energy Department’s Loan Programs Office, and Liane Randolph, chair of the California Air Resources Board. You can register for The Washington Post Live program here. But first:


EV supply chains have a human rights problem. Can tech fix it?

By Evan Halper

The difficulty electric carmakers face building supply chains free of human rights and environmental violations came into focus earlier this year, when U.S. investigators completed their probe of a massive mining tragedy in Brazil.


Come along as we connect the dots between climate, migration and the far-right

By Ari Shapiro

As a climate change expert at the World Bank, Arame Tall is deeply familiar with the facts and figures of global warming. She understands how rising seas and changing weather cycles are affecting her home country of Senegal — from a retreating coastline in the city of Dakar where she grew up, to her mother’s hometown of Diourbel, where drought and floods have forced people to abandon their peanut farms.