Jennifer Ludden appears in the following:
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.