Wednesday's energy & environment stories


Oil giants criticized for uneven clean energy investment

Gas prices aren't leading to less driving — yet

On first day of summer, heat wave intensifies and heads for the South

Forecast high temperatures for Wednesday, June 22, 2022.
Forecast high temperatures for Wednesday, with boxes indicating daily records to be tied or broken. Photo: Weatherbell.com

Interior Department devotes nearly $26 million to water efficiency

Lake Mead at record low levels on May 10, 2022.
A plaque is displayed at the Nevada-Arizona state line on the Hoover Dam, with Lake Mead in the background, on May 10. Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images.

Biden announces pay bump for federal firefighters

A Forest Service wildland firefighter battling the Caldor Fire near Twin Bridges, California, in August 2021.
A Forest Service wildland firefighter battles the Caldor Fire near Twin Bridges, Calif., in August 2021. Photo: Karl Mondon/Digital First Media/The Mercury News via Getty Images
Kelly Tyko
Updated Jun 21, 2022 - Energy & Environment

Hello summer: The longest day of the year and solstice are here

Sunrise in the Republic of Macedonia on June 21, 2022
June 21 is National Smoothie Day and International Yoga Day. Photo: Robert Atanasovski/AFP via Getty Images

Heat waves shattered records on 2 continents before summer began

People try to keep cool in a water sprayer during a heat wave in Belgium.
People try to keep cool outside amid a heat wave in Brussels, Belgium, on June 18, 2022. Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images.