Jennifer Ludden

Jennifer Ludden appears in the following:

Your Weather Forecast Update: Warmer Climate Will Be The New 'Normal'

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

In May, NOAA will release its once-a-decade update for the 30-year weather averages that local meteorologists use. In many places, it will mean far fewer days that are "above normal."


Why There Is A Change Coming To Your Local Weather Forecast

Monday, April 05, 2021

Next month, the temperature averages meteorologists use will get an update. It means the warmer climate will — quite literally — become the new "normal," posing a challenge for forecasters.


Biden Announces Climate Team, Including 1st-Ever National Climate Adviser

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Former EPA chief Gina McCarthy is President-elect Joe Biden's pick for domestic climate adviser. She'll have a big role pushing for aggressive climate action across the government.


Biden To Name Gina McCarthy, Former EPA Chief, As Domestic Climate Coordinator

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

McCarthy has an ambitious assignment: coordinating efforts across the entire federal government aimed at drastically — and quickly — lowering U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.


Biden Plans To Nominate Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm As Energy Secretary

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The former Michigan governor brings experience in promoting clean-energy manufacturing. She worked with the Obama administration on an automaker bailout that pushed investment in green technology.


Biden's Next Climate Chief Will Tackle 'Existential Threat' At Home

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Biden says he'll name someone to coordinate domestic climate policies across the government. Together with climate envoy John Kerry, it will give climate a higher profile than in past administrations.


John Kerry Tapped For Newly Created Role As Presidential Climate Envoy

Monday, November 23, 2020

Environmental groups praise Kerry for his decades of climate work, including negotiating the Paris Agreement. He will face challenges after four years of a diminished U.S. role in climate diplomacy.


Biden Will Face Major Limits To His Ambitious Climate Plans

Sunday, November 08, 2020

His sweeping proposals aimed to make the U.S. carbon neutral by 2050. But without a Democratic Senate, Biden may be forced to compromise and do what he can through executive action.


There's A Lot At Stake For The Climate In The 2020 Election

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Despite the cascade of other crises this year, climate change has emerged as a key election issue. The two major-party presidential candidates' positions on it could not be more different.


Trump Environmental Rollbacks Roll On Despite Pandemic. Opponents Cry Foul

Thursday, May 28, 2020

The Trump administration is rushing to finalize some of its biggest environmental rollbacks ahead of November's election. Some affected groups say they're too distracted by the pandemic to engage.


Greenhouse Gas Emissions Predicted To Fall Nearly 8% — Largest Decrease Ever

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Global energy demand, particularly for coal, is falling sharply this year, the International Energy Agency says. The drop is caused by weather patterns and COVID-19 shutdowns.


Trump Administration Weakens Auto Emissions Standards

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The Trump administration is replacing Obama-era fuel economy standards with weaker ones that will allow for more air pollution. Groups are already lining up to challenge the new rule.


Trump Administration Proposes Major Changes To Bedrock Environmental Law

Thursday, January 09, 2020

The move would ease approval for major infrastructure projects. It could mean federal agencies won't need to consider climate impacts of things like pipelines and highways.


Trump Administration Challenges California And Automakers On Fuel Economy

Friday, September 06, 2019

The Trump administration says only the federal government can set tailpipe emissions standards. It's the latest move in a months long standoff over efforts to weaken a key Obama-era climate rule.


Trump Touts 'Environmental Leadership,' Even As D.C. Has Floods And Critics Pounce

Monday, July 08, 2019

In an East Room event that played like a campaign rally, President Trump touted his push for clean air and "crystal clear" water. He made no mention of climate change, a growing concern for voters.


What To Expect As The 2020 Democratic Candidates Debate Climate Change Policies

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Climate change is a top issue for Democratic primary voters. As the 2020 presidential candidates prepare for their first debates, a look at what to expect from the many candidates.


Skipping School Around The World To Push For Action On Climate Change

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Students around the world and across the U.S. skipped classes Friday to protest inaction on climate change. It's part of a wave of pressure from young people who say their future is at stake.


Trump EPA Says Mercury Limits On Coal Plants Too Costly, Not 'Necessary'

Friday, December 28, 2018

The EPA says it will keep limits on toxic mercury emissions from coal plants but now deems them not cost-effective. Environmental groups worry the move could hinder future regulations.


New U.S. Climate Assessment Forecasts Dire Effects On Economy, Health

Monday, November 26, 2018

The Trump administration released a major climate assessment on Black Friday. It is the most detailed and blunt assessment yet of the dangers of unchecked global warming.


Trump Administration Eases Regulation Of Methane Leaks On Public Lands

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The proposal to reduce limits on methane emissions from oil and gas operations on public land is the latest move to roll back Obama-era climate regulations.