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The Washington Post Energy Environment section features environmental news and opinions focused on environmental policy, energy policy, the science of climate change, and tools to live a green life.

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Oil and gas companies should pay more to drill on public lands and waters, Interior Department says

The long-awaited Interior Department document comes days after Biden authorized a release from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to combat rising gasoline prices

Biden administration approves first offshore wind farm to supply power to New York

The approval of 12 wind turbines east of Long Island moves the Biden administration closer to its clean energy goals — but it has a long way to go.

Albatrosses, known for monogamy, may be pushed to ‘divorce’ because of climate change, study finds

Researchers in New Zealand found that splits between albatross pairs rose along with sea water temperatures.

Photos show vast coral spawning event in Great Barrier Reef, giving divers hope for climate change recovery

"It’s a sign of hope that it’s doing well, and we need to keep protecting it," said marine biologist Gareth Philips.

The White House is creating a new energy division to meet Biden's lofty climate ambitions

The new energy division of OSTP is responsible for helping the nation meet President Biden's ambitious goal of reaching 100 percent clean electricity by 2035.

Exxon lobbyist questions urgency of climate’s catastrophic risks

ExxonMobil says it backs the scientific consensus on climate change. But one executive cast doubt about global warming’s impact while speaking to state regulators earlier this month, according to a recording obtained by The Washington Post.

What’s on the Thanksgiving table in a hotter, drier world?

Wild boar. Kelp salad. Crickets in your pie crust. These are just a few things that may end up on Thanksgiving menus as climate change takes its toll on the planet.

White House creates new energy division to help craft climate change policies

The White House has launched a new energy division of its Office of Science and Technology Policy and appointed Sally Benson, a well-known energy expert at Stanford University, to a high-level position to coordinate climate change policy.

Birdwatchers flocked to this British ‘birdfair’ for 30 years. Now, it’s ending because of climate change.

The organizers of the Rutland Water Birdfair — dubbed the avian equivalent of the iconic British music festival Glastonbury — decided the climate cost of people flying in was too high.

The Supreme Court will hear cases that could undercut Biden's climate agenda. Here's what to know.

Environmental lawyers say some conservative justices might want to curtail the EPA's authority to regulate power plant emissions beyond the fence line.

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