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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…

Court Decision Leaves Biden With Few Tools to Combat Climate Change

Electric vehicle sales have doubled over the past year, making up about 5 percent of new vehicle sales in the United States in the first quarter of 2022, compared with about 2.5 percent in the first quarter of 2021. General…

Airliners Powered by Sustainable Fuel Remain a Distant Goal

This article is part of a special report on Climate Solutions, which looks at efforts around the world to make a difference. LONDON — One day late in 2023 an almost-empty commercial airliner is expected to lift off on a…

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…

New Brand of Activist Takes Aim at Ukraine War and Climate Crisis, Together

BRUSSELS — Emmanuel Macron, the president of France, had just finished a speech at a major conference on Europe. While he lingered onstage, soaking up adulation and taking pictures with fans, little did he know that two young women in…

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…

Climate Groups Use Endangered Species Act to Try to Stop Drilling

WASHINGTON — A coalition of environmental groups sued the Biden administration on Wednesday for failing to consider the harms caused to endangered species from the emissions produced by oil and gas drilling on public lands. Using a novel legal argument…

How #Vanlifers Are Adjusting to Rising Gas Prices

Britt Ruggiero and Justin Giuffrida bought a 2002 Bluebird school bus in February 2021, with plans to convert it into a 30-foot home on wheels. At the time, diesel fuel prices in their home state of Colorado were averaging around…

Russia’s Oil Revenue Soars Despite Sanctions, Study Finds

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine triggered global condemnation and tough sanctions aimed at denting Moscow’s war chest. Yet Russia’s revenues from fossil fuels, by far its biggest export, soared to records in the first 100 days of its war on Ukraine,…

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