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Fossil Fuel Drilling Plans Undermine Climate Pledges, U.N. Report Warns

WASHINGTON — Even as world leaders vow to take stronger action on climate change, many countries are still planning to dramatically increase their...

Biden’s Climate Plan Stymied by 1 Senator

The most powerful part of President Biden’s climate agenda — a program to rapidly replace the nation’s coal- and gas-fired power plants with...

Heavy Rains in India and Nepal Kill Dozens

NEW DELHI — Unseasonably heavy rainfall has destroyed crops, washed away bridges and killed dozens of people across India and Nepal in a...

Putin Won’t Go to Glasgow for Climate Conference

MOSCOW — President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia will not attend a United Nations climate summit later this month that is seen as...

What’s Next for Biden’s Climate Plan?

The centerpiece of the president’s environmental agenda has fallen apart because of the objections of a single senator. Source link

See How the Dixie Fire Created Its Own Weather

Over its lifespan, the Dixie fire generated eight firestorms and displayed other extreme behaviors, including at least one fire whirl, a sort of...

Britain Outlines Energy Plans Amid Dimming Prospects for Climate Summit

LONDON — Two weeks before a global summit on climate change that some fear is already foundering, Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain...

Opinion | Has Climate Change Cut Us Off From the Wilderness in California?

Firefighters have resorted to skirting giant sequoias with foil, including the 2,000-year-old General Sherman tree, which stands less than a mile off the...

Beef and Climate Change: This Seattle Steakhouse Wants to Be Part of the Solution

SEATTLE — One of the first things you’ll notice about Bateau, a critically acclaimed steakhouse in a city typically associated with seafood, is...

Africa’s Last Mountain Glaciers Will Soon Be Gone, U.N. Report Warns

The last three mountain glaciers in Africa are receding at such a rapid pace that they could disappear within two decades, a symbol...

On a Pacific Island, Russia Tests Its Battle Plan on Climate Change

SAKHALIN ISLAND, Russia — Sixteen wind turbines are slated to go up amid the winding coast and wooded hills of this Russian island...

What Is COP26 and Why Is the Climate Change Summit Important?

A United Nations global warming conference beginning this month in Glasgow is considered a crucial moment for efforts to address the threat of...

Los países ricos deben asumir el costo si queremos un mundo con cero emisiones...

Durante las reuniones de la semana pasada, los dirigentes del Banco Mundial y el Fondo Monetario Internacional (FMI) tendrán la oportunidad de replantearse...

Climate Exhibitions Look Beyond Declarations of Calamity

This article is part of our latest Fine Arts & Exhibits special report, about how art institutions are helping audiences discover new options...

Opinion | Britain, COP26 Host, Is Not Leading the Way on Climate Change

The world’s activists and delegates soon on their way to Glasgow have reason to be anxious. After all, they are gathering for a...

Opinion | Joe Manchin Versus West Virginia on Climate and Child Care

President Biden’s policy agenda is hanging by a thread. And the reason can be summarized in two words: Joe Manchin. (Well, also Kyrsten...

Biden Administration Plans New Regulations for Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’

The E.P.A. announced additional regulatory steps it intends to formally propose by 2022 that involve PFAS, Mr. Regan said.The list, which the E.P.A....

Biden’s Plans Raise Questions About What U.S. Can or Cannot Afford to Do

WASHINGTON — As lawmakers debate how much to spend on President Biden’s sprawling domestic agenda, they are really arguing about a seemingly simple...

‘Estamos capitalizando la oportunidad’: las petroleras estatales entran en acción

En meses recientes, Qatar Energy invirtió en varios yacimientos costeros de África, mientras que la empresa nacional de gas de Rumania le compró...

To Learn Bees’ Secrets, Count Them One by One

All through late summer and early fall, Max McCarthy, a graduate student at Rutgers University, walked around wetlands in northern New Jersey with...

West Virginia Leads U.S. in Flood Risk, Adding to Manchin’s Climate Dilemma

FARMINGTON, W.Va. — In Senator Joe Manchin’s hometown, a flood-prone hamlet of about 200 homes that hugs a curve on a shallow creek,...

Democrats Weigh Carbon Tax After Manchin Rejects Key Climate Provision

By Coral Davenport and Luke BroadwaterWASHINGTON — Some House and Senate Democrats, smarting from a move by Senator Joe Manchin III, Democrat of...

Can Fortescue’s Andrew Forrest, a Carbon-Emitting Iron Ore Tycoon, Save the Planet?

The group’s design, secret until now, recently received provisional patents.That burst of innovation — and the pace of improvement at Fortescue and elsewhere...

Opinion | Chappelle’s Netflix Show Just Isn’t Funny

Fine, he’s irritated, especially since the ever-churning internet has allowed the transphobic label to live on and on and on. Is it fair?...

Key to Biden’s Climate Agenda Like to Be Cut Because of Manchin

WASHINGTON — The most powerful part of President Biden’s climate agenda — a program to rapidly replace the nation’s coal- and gas-fired power...

La conferencia de la ONU sobre la Diversidad Biológica

El cambio climático es solo uno de los motores de la pérdida de biodiversidad. Por ahora, el principal culpable es el ser humano...

Plant-Based Food Companies Face Critics: Environmental Advocates

Consumers and investors alike have gobbled up Beyond Meat’s burgers, sausage and chicken in recent years, thanks at least in part to the...

Opinion | Can Lab-Grown Burgers Help Stop Climate Change?

My colleague Ezra Klein believes that should change. In an April column, he noted that the Good Food Institute, a nonprofit that promotes...

As Western Oil Giants Cut Production, State-Owned Companies Step Up

Kuwait announced last month that it planned to invest more than $6 billion in exploration over the next five years to increase production...

Macron Unveils France’s 2030 Investment Plan

President Emmanuel Macron of France said his country would spend $34.6 billion on developing small nuclear reactors, green hydrogen power and other strategic...

Why the U.N.’s Biodiversity Conference Is So Important

As 20,000 government leaders, journalists, activists and celebrities from around the world prepare to descend on Glasgow for a crucial climate summit starting...

Biden Administration Plans Wind Farms Along Nearly the Entire U.S. Coastline

“This is very big, big deal. This is a signal like we’ve never had before in the United States about where we can...

The Firms That Help Keep Oil Flowing

The energy industry is under increasing pressure from environmental groups, the courts and even its own shareholders to start shifting away from fossil...

China’s Power Problems Expose a Strategic Weakness

BEIJING — A bread company can’t get all the power it needs for its bakeries. A chemicals supplier for some of the world’s...

U.K. Agency Issues Climate Change Warning Before U.N. Summit

LONDON — The British Environment Agency on Wednesday urged world leaders to take decisive action to combat climate change, issuing a stark warning...

Opinion | Rich Countries’ Climate Change Responsibility

As the leaders of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund meet this week, they have a chance to reimagine how the...

Private Equity Funds, Sensing Profit in Tumult, Are Propping Up Oil

As the oil and gas industry faces upheaval amid global price gyrations and catastrophic climate change, private equity firms — a class of...

Fossil-Fuel Use Could Peak in Just a Few Years. Still, Major Challenges Loom.

WASHINGTON — Clean energy technologies such as wind turbines, solar panels and electric vehicles are advancing so rapidly that the global use of...

As Democrats Trim Spending Bill, Some Americans Fear Being Left Behind

WASHINGTON — Democrats in Congress are curbing their ambitions for President Biden’s economic agenda, and Jennifer Mount, a home health care aide, worries...

More Than 30 Countries Join U.S. Pledge to Slash Methane Emissions

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Monday announced 32 countries have joined the United States in a pledge to reduce methane emissions, part...

The Zambian Economist at the Crossroads of Global Business

Dambisa Moyo has the ear of top business leaders. But there are no simple answers to complex problems. Source link

Which Towns Are Worth Saving?

How the climate crisis is forcing Americans to ask a difficult question. Source link

Major Climate Action at Stake in Fight Over Twin Bills Pending in Congress

WASHINGTON — President Biden has framed this moment as the country’s best chance to save the planet.“The nation and the world are in...

Can Crypto Go Green? – The New York Times

Bitcoin as a batteryGreen energy goes to waste if it’s not used when generated. Batteries that can store renewable power for when the...

Kyrsten Sinema Wants to Cut $100 Billion in Proposed Climate Funds, Sources Say

WASHINGTON — Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, who began her political career with the Green Party and who has voiced alarm over the...

BlackRock’s Transfer of Power – The New York Times

The right to voteLarry Fink, the C.E.O. of BlackRock, which has nearly $10 trillion in assets, is widely considered to be the world’s...

Biden to Restore Three National Monuments in Utah and New England

Bears Ears is named for a pair of towering buttes that dominate much of the landscape of southeast Utah, and it is the...

Google bans ads on content, including YouTube videos, with false claims about climate change.

Google said it will no longer display advertisements on YouTube videos and other content that promote inaccurate claims about climate change.The decision, by...

Biden Administration to Restore Climate Criteria to Landmark Environmental Law

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Wednesday announced that it would restore climate change protections to the nation’s bedrock environmental law, the National...

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