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US President Joe Biden prepares to sign executive orders after speaking about climate change issues in the State Dining Room of the White House on January 27, 2021 in Washington, DC. President Biden signed several executive orders related to the climate change crisis on Wednesday, including one directing a pause on new oil and natural gas leases on public lands. Also pictured, left to right, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images)
Jobs, Hope, and Justice: Biden Signs Executive Orders to Tackle Climate Crisis

While Biden’s executive orders can only go so far, they also capture the ambition of his climate agenda.

Gina McCarthy, Biden's new pick to lead his climate team, testifying before a court
‘New Era of Climate Accountability Is Upon Us’: Biden’s Climate Pick Pleases Environmental Groups

Biden’s climate plans are ambitious, and his new team has a lot of work to do to eliminate all greenhouse gas emissions in the US by 2050.

A recent study found that people making $109,000 and higher must adjust their carbon-emitting habits by a factor of 30 in order to stave of the most disastrous effects of climate change.
The World’s Wealthiest 1% Are Killing the Planet

Unless people making the equivalent of $109,000 and higher drastically change their habits, the world will be unable to prevent the most dire consequences of climate change.

COURIER Illustration (Denzel Boyd)
They Held the Line Against Trump. Now, Environmental Groups Hope the Real Work Begins.

After spending four years fighting efforts by the Trump administration to roll back protections, groups now want the Biden administration to make it clear climate is a priority.

Polar bear in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Trump Is Running Out of Time. So He’s Taking It Out on the Polar Bears.

President-elect Joe Biden vowed to oppose oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. In the countdown to inauguration, Trump’s White House is doing all it can to ensure it happens.

A normally bustling Ocean Drive is shown during a downpour, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, on Miami Beach, Florida's famed South Beach. A strengthening Tropical Storm Eta cut across Cuba on Sunday, and forecasters say it's likely to be a hurricane before hitting the Florida Keys Sunday night or Monday. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Yes, Hurricanes Really Are Getting Worse — and Climate Change Is Adding Fuel to the Fire

New study finds that hurricanes are bringing their destruction further inland as our climate gets hotter.

Energy efficiency jobs—like retrofitting buildings to meet LEED standards—could create hundreds of thousands of jobs. And Biden has put them at the center of his campaign to help America recover. (Graphic by COURIER)
Green Jobs Are Real, Pay Good Money, and Only One Candidate Knows That

Making the United States more energy efficient could create hundreds of thousands of well-paying jobs, save the planet, and help end the coronavirus recession.