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October 4, 2022

Energy and Environment
The U.S. Needs to Prepare for More Billion-Dollar Climate Disasters Like Hurricane Ian

Billion-dollar disasters such as Hurricane Ian are on the rise in the United States. Officials should take swift action to reduce the damage and protect Americans.

August 17, 2022

Climate Change
What the Historic U.S. Climate Bill Gets Right and Gets Wrong

The Inflation Reduction Act promises the largest investment in climate action in U.S. history—$370 billion—and could lead to significant emissions reductions over the next decade.  

September 8, 2022

Middle East and North Africa
Egypt Is Hosting COP27. Can It Become Africa’s Climate Champion?

As host of the UN climate talks, Egypt is trying to attract financial support for the continent’s climate actions. But its record of repression and reliance on fossil fuels threaten to undercut that …

August 31, 2022

Middle East and North Africa
How Inter-Shia Strife Is Threatening Iraqi Security

Violence between rival Shiite factions has raised concerns that Iraq’s weak government is facing prolonged political upheaval.

July 6, 2022

United States
The Supreme Court’s EPA Ruling Will Delay U.S. Climate Action

The Supreme Court’s decision on the EPA also undermines Biden’s leadership in the global fight against climate change.

February 22, 2022

Russia
Russia’s Energy Role in Europe: What’s at Stake With the Ukraine Crisis

Russia’s aggression against Ukraine has brought European dependence on Russian energy into sharp relief and set off a scramble for alternatives.

October 5, 2022

Brazil
Bolsonaro vs. Lula: What’s at Stake in Brazil’s 2022 Election

Brazil’s presidential election is down to two polarizing candidates, and experts say the runoff will be a major test for one of the world’s largest democracies.

October 28, 2021

Russia
Is Russia Using Energy as a Weapon Again?

Putin and Gazprom didn’t create Europe’s new gas crisis, but they are happy to exploit it.

The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project is seen on a large pipe at a manufacturing plant in Chelyabinsk, Russia.

November 23, 2021

Energy and Environment
Biden Wants to Increase U.S. Offshore Wind Energy. Can He Do It?

The Biden administration has unveiled plans to dramatically ramp up the nation’s offshore wind industry to help fulfill U.S. climate pledges. How realistic is the roadmap?

August 5, 2021

Climate Change
Why NOAA Matters for U.S. Climate Policy

The federal agency tasked with weather forecasting and research has played a growing role in climate policy, but also faced controversy during the Trump administration. What does NOAA do?