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Pakistan Is Devastated by Floods, Faces Looming Food Crisis

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Violent swells have swept away roads, homes, schools and hospitals across much of Pakistan. Millions of people have been driven from their homes, struggling through waist-deep, fetid water to reach islands of safety. Nearly all of the…

Biden Signs Expansive Health, Climate and Tax Law

WASHINGTON — President Biden on Tuesday signed a long-awaited bill meant to reduce health costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and raise taxes on corporations and wealthy investors, capping more than a year of on-again, off-again negotiations and cementing his early…

A Detailed Picture of What’s in the Democrats’ Climate and Health Bill

Democrats in Congress have had to scale back their legislative ambitions since last year, but the Inflation Reduction Act, passed by the House on Friday and sent to President Joseph R. Biden Jr. for his signature, is still a substantial…

House Delivers Biden Victory, and a Bet on America’s Future

“My instinct is that these don’t add up to transformative matters on the scale of Social Security, Securities Exchange Act, Federal Housing Administration, Civil Rights Act of ’64,” said David M. Kennedy, a historian at Stanford University and the author…

Fighting Inflation With Climate Action

Democrats this weekend muscled through what would be the biggest expenditure ever by the United States to slow global warming, but you wouldn’t necessarily know from the name of the measure that it had anything to do with climate. The…

¿La reducción de la inflación puede salvar el planeta?

La parte climática de la Ley de Reducción de la Inflación es, en su mayor parte, un intento de acelerar esa transición energética, sobre todo mediante créditos fiscales para la adopción de tecnologías de bajas emisiones, incluidos los vehículos eléctricos,…

Analysis Deems Biden’s Climate and Tax Bill Fiscally Responsible

After more than a year of trying — and failing — to pack much of President Biden’s domestic agenda into a single tax-and-spend bill, Democrats appear to have finally found a winning combination. They’ve scrapped most of the president’s plans,…

Can Inflation Reduction Save the Planet?

After all the false starts and dashed hopes of the past two years, I’m reluctant to count my chickens before they’ve actually been signed in the Oval Office. Still, it appears that Democrats have finally agreed on another major piece…

After Clash, Manchin and Schumer Rushed to Reset Climate and Tax Deal

WASHINGTON — Senator Chuck Schumer, the majority leader, and Senator Joe Manchin III, Democrat of West Virginia, were both nursing resentments when they met secretly in a windowless room in the basement of the Capitol last Monday to try to…

Biden Concedes Defeat on Climate Bill as Manchin and Inflation Upend Agenda

WASHINGTON — President Biden bowed to political reality on Friday, conceding that he had been unable to persuade a holdout coal-state Democrat, or any Republicans in the Senate, to back legislation that had been his greatest hope to confront the…

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