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Past articles by Lisa:

Gina McCarthy, Biden’s Top Climate Adviser, to Step Down Sept. 16

As the country’s first national climate adviser, Ms. McCarthy helped seed climate policy throughout the federal government. → Read More

Biden Proposes a New Marine Sanctuary Off the Northeastern U.S.

Hudson Canyon, an underwater gorge off the coast of New York and New Jersey, would receive permanent federal protection. → Read More

Gina McCarthy, Top Climate Adviser, Is Said to Be Planning Departure

Ms. McCarthy was tapped by President Biden to lead an ambitious domestic climate agenda. Associates say she is frustrated by the slow pace of progress. → Read More

California Reveals Its Plan to Phase Out New Gas-Powered Cars by 2035

If adopted, the new measures would make a dent in the state’s greenhouse gas emissions and set the bar for the broader auto industry. → Read More

E.P.A. Decides Against Limiting Perchlorate in Drinking Water

Drinking water for as many as 16 million Americans may be contaminated with perchlorate, a chemical that can harm the development of fetuses and children. → Read More

Democrats Want Investigation Into Postal Service’s Gas Guzzlers Contract

A plan to purchase up to 165,000 gasoline-powered mail trucks instead of electric models has angered Democrats and the Biden administration. → Read More

John Kerry says fossil fuel subsidies are the ‘definition of insanity.’

He also defended new language in the latest draft of an agreement that appears to have watered down a push to curb fossil fuels. → Read More

COP26 Climate Summit: What Happened During the First Days

The world leaders have left Glasgow. Now negotiators must hunker down to turn pledges into reality. → Read More

A Move to Rein In Cancer-Causing ‘Forever Chemicals’

Michael Regan, the E.P.A. administrator, wants to limit a class of chemicals that has been linked to cancer and is found in everything from drinking water to furniture. → Read More

Senate Confirms Biden’s Pick to Lead the Bureau of Land Management

After a party-line vote, Tracy Stone-Manning became the leader of an agency that manages oil and gas drilling on public lands. → Read More

Biden Administration Makes First Major Move to Regulate Greenhouse Gases

The Environmental Protection Agency issued a regulation on Thursday to sharply reduce the use of hydrofluorocarbons, which are widely used in air-conditioning and refrigeration. → Read More

The White House is set to announce new limits on HFCs, a powerful driver of climate change.

The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to issue a final regulation on Thursday morning that will slash the use of hydrofluorocarbons, widely used in air-conditioning and refrigeration. → Read More

John Kerry: Delaying U.N. Climate Summit Would Be a ‘Huge Mistake’

On a trip through India, Mr. Kerry, the U.S. climate envoy, said the global climate summit must be held in November despite concerns about the pandemic. → Read More

Biden Administration Moves to Protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay

The bay, home to a key sockeye salmon fishery, sits atop a massive gold and copper deposit, pitting environmentalists against mining companies. → Read More

Democrats Want a ‘Climate Corps.’ They Just Can’t Agree How to Create It.

Styled after the 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps, the program would put young people to work helping protect communities from climate disasters. → Read More

Biden Opens New Federal Office for Climate Change, Health and Equity

The office will be the first government effort to focus specifically on the public health dangers of global warming. → Read More

Democrats Call Infrastructure Bill a Down Payment on Climate

A bipartisan package includes the largest-ever federal spending for electric vehicle charging stations, public transit and clean water. → Read More

Democrats Call For a Tax on Imports From Polluting Countries

The party’s $3.5 trillion budget plan would include a first-ever carbon tariff, as well as a host of other climate actions. → Read More

Lawmaker Threatens to Subpoena Exxon After Secret Video

The chairman of a powerful House subcommittee said he is seeking answers from Exxon and other oil and gas giants over their role in spreading disinformation on climate change. → Read More

G7 Nations Take Aggressive Climate Action but Hold Back on Coal

President Biden pushed climate action after four years in which Donald Trump rejected cooperation with allies. But leaders failed to set an expiration date for burning coal. → Read More