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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 issue: affordability. Can a country already running huge deficits afford the scope of spending that the president…

‘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 un bloque de producción costera a Exxon Mobil. Según los expertos en energía, si las empresas occidentales…

As Manchin Blocks Climate Plan, His State Can’t Hold Back Floods

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, the rain is getting worse. Those storms swell the river, called Buffalo Creek, inundating homes along its…

Democrats Weigh Carbon Tax After Manchin Rejects Key Climate Provision

WASHINGTON — Some House and Senate Democrats, smarting from a move by Senator Joe Manchin III, Democrat of West Virginia, to kill a major element of President Biden’s climate plan, are switching to Plan B: a tax on carbon dioxide…

Joe Manchin reportedly opposes key Biden climate program – NPR

Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, speaks to members of the media while departing the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 7. Manchin has reportedly told the White House that he opposes the key climate measure in Biden’s multitrillion-dollar climate…

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 a mesh net catching bees, which he marked with tiny colored pens. Three dots, each a different…

Opinion | How Best to Save the Planet – The New York Times

Marcia BjornerudAppleton, Wis.The writer is a professor of geosciences at Lawrence University. To the Editor: David Keith appropriately calls for greater research and public debate on solar geoengineering. But he trivializes substantial global governance questions that should be thoroughly addressed…

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 — is one of many factors bolstering Dr. Forrest’s optimism. He believes Fortescue can take advantage…

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 plants with wind, solar and nuclear energy — will likely be dropped from the massive budget bill…

Key to Biden’s Climate Agenda Like to Be Cut Because of Manchin – The New York Times

Democratic presidents have tried but failed to enact climate change legislation since the Clinton administration. During a year of record and deadly droughts, wildfires, storms and floods that scientists say are worsened by climate change, Democrats had hoped to finally…

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