Climate Change

GSA Tests Energy Tech to Achieve Federal Sustainability Goals

The agency is looking at solar tracking, off-grid mobile charging and carbon pollution-free electricity to meet goals set in a December 2021 executive order.

The Army's Climate Plan Relies on Technology That Doesn’t Exist Yet

The most “complex” aspect of the implementation plan is “building a force to operate in the future that still has to operate in the present,” officials said.

Climate-Based Trainings and Performance Plans Are Coming for Federal Employees

The Biden administration wants a workforce capable of helping it meet its sustainability goals.

‘We Need to Own the Heat The Way We Now Own Night,’ Pentagon Climate Expert Says

Tactical cooling vests and other adaptations will be needed as dangerous temperatures arrive on training ranges and in combat zones.

Republicans Are Pushing Back on the Biden Administration's Infrastructure-Fueled Hiring Spree

Agency officials should share more details on a new corps of clean energy workers, lawmakers say.

Senate Approves Democrats' Sweeping Climate and Health Bill

The legislation would unlock billions in new grants for states and local governments. But some lament its lack of help on housing and other issues. It will next go to the House.

IRS Hiring Surge, USPS Electric Vehicle Funding and Other Takeaways From the Democrats' New Agreement

Many agencies across government would see a funding surge under an agreement struck on Wednesday by Democratic senators.

The Biden Administration Unveils a Website to Help Combat Extreme Heat Conditions

Heat.gov includes interactive maps, forecasts and other resources to help officials and the general public cope with high temperatures.

‘We’re All Going to Be in a Lot of Trouble:’ Officials Warn of Far-Reaching Impacts of Recent Supreme Court Decision

Agencies leaders and employees will have to think twice about how, and when, to carry out their missions, experts say.

19 U.S. Diplomatic Posts Receive Grants for Their Sustainable Ideas

A State Department program awards up to $1 million to assist U.S. embassies and consulates for their innovative solutions to environmental problems.

The Supreme Court Deals a Major Blow to the EPA, and All Agencies

The court's conservative majority limits agencies' capacity to write new rules on major issues.

The Biden Team Announces Pay Raises of Up to $20,000 Annually for Federal Firefighters

The pay increases, authorized as part of the bipartisan infrastructure law, will be retroactive to October 2021.

HHS Launches an Environmental Justice Office

Environmental justice is a cornerstone policy of the Biden administration.

Navy Climate Strategy Lacks Specifics for Reducing Largest Energy Emissions Producers

Climate change is “one of the most destabilizing forces of our time,” Assistant Navy Secretary Meredith Berger said.

Worst-Case Scenario: Almost 13,000 Federal Facilities Could Be Harmed By Flooding

The Biden administration is looking at how the climate crisis will impact the federal budget and revenue.

Lawmakers Are Ramping Up Pressure for the Postal Service to Go Electric

Democrats want an investigation and to cancel the Postal Service's vehicle contract unless it purchases more EVs.