state of the union

The white dome of the US Capital building is illuminated under a dark sky.

The Capitol on the night of Biden’s first State of the Union, Tuesday March 1, 2022. (Isabel Miller/Medill News Service)

Northwestern University
Isabel Miller and Jonathan Lehrfeld report: The climate crisis, which President Joe Biden has previously called an “existential threat to humanity,” received little attention during his first State of the Union.

Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Sunrise co-founder and Executive Director Varshini Prakash on Feb. 5, 2019. (Medill)

Northwestern University
At the State of the Union on Feb. 5, President Donald Trump never mentioned environmental issues and climate change, Medill's Kietryn Zychal reports.
Planet Forward
In response to President Obama's State of the Union address, Jim Barrett, Chief Economist at the Clean Economy Development Center, explains how businesses investing in green jobs will be more effective than government. Do you agree? Do you know of... Read More
Planet Forward
During his State of the Union address, President Obama set a new goal: by 2035, 80 percent of America's electricity will come from clean energy sources. Watch