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The E.P.A. Ruling Goes Beyond Coal Regulation

On Thursday, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority, with its 6-3 ruling in the case of West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency, curtailed the power of the agency to protect the environment, and specifically to require the reductions in emissions that…

Biden Administration Offers an Offshore Drilling Plan. Likely Backers: Very Few.

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration announced its plan for oil and gas drilling off the coasts of the United States, closing off the possibility of new leases in the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic Oceans but potentially allowing new lease sales…

With Climate Agenda Stalled at Home, Biden Still Hopes to Lead Abroad

On his first day in office, President Biden recommitted the United States to the Paris climate agreement, noting in his inaugural address that “a cry for survival comes from the planet itself. A cry that can’t be any more desperate…

Biden’s Gas Tax Holiday Wouldn’t Make Much Difference

President Biden says he’s still committed to reducing U.S. carbon emissions to net zero in the near future. At the moment, though, his overriding priority is to ensure an ample supply of gasoline at reasonable prices. I’m reminded of the…

Biden Administration Tosses Trump Definition of ‘Habitat’ for Endangered Species

The Biden administration is throwing out the definition of “habitat” for endangered animals, returning to an understanding that existed before the government under President Donald J. Trump shrank the areas that could be protected for animals under threat of extinction….

Biden’s Inner Circle Debates Future of Offshore Drilling

WASHINGTON — President Biden’s top aides are weighing whether to ban new oil and gas drilling off America’s coasts, a move that would elate climate activists but could leave the administration vulnerable to Republican accusations that it is exacerbating an…

El mundo tiene que elegir: cooperar o colapsar

Es un impulso natural humano, y político, retraernos cuando nos amenaza una crisis que parece escapar a nuestro control. El mundo se está enfrentando a varias de esas tensiones a la vez: la escasez de alimentos, la inflación, la persistencia…

Republican Drive to Tilt Courts Against Climate Action Reaches a Crucial Moment

WASHINGTON — Within days, the conservative majority on the Supreme Court is expected to hand down a decision that could severely limit the federal government’s authority to reduce carbon dioxide from power plants — pollution that is dangerously heating the…

On Inflation and the Food Crisis, the World Can Work Together or Fall Apart

As is so often the case, it is the poorest countries that suffer the sharpest blow, and history shows that hunger can quickly turn lethal. Nigeria, Somalia, Ethiopia, Egypt and Yemen are already feeling the pain of food shortages, The…

U.F.O.s, Trump and Twitter, and Biden 2024: Your Questions, Answered

Produced by ‘The Ezra Klein Show’ It’s that time of year, when we invite listeners to send in questions, and I answer them on the air. And as usual, you delivered. I’m joined by my producer Annie Galvin, who asks…

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