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Balancing Hope and Despair in Turbulent Times

This personal reflection is part of a series called Turning Points, in which writers explore what critical moments from this year might mean for the year ahead. You can read more by visiting the Turning Points series page. Turning Point:…

He Sold a Message of Climate Doom. He Has Regrets.

Produced by ‘First Person’ Once nicknamed “Green Jesus,” Steven Guilbeault began his career as an extreme climate activist — scaling towers, chaining himself to oil equipment and getting arrested multiple times. Now he is Canada’s minister of environment and climate…

French Police Guard Water as Seasonal Drought Intensifies

MAUZÉ-SUR-LE-MIGNON, France — Wearing bulletproof vests and carrying guns, the gendarmes appear suddenly in the middle of farm fields misted by morning rain. They stand behind two fences equipped with security cameras and overhead lights, looking every bit like prison…

Your Friday Briefing: Covid Protests Grow in China

Covid anger grows in China As China’s harsh Covid rules extend deep into their third year, there are growing signs of discontent across the country. The defiance is a test of Xi Jinping’s leadership. At the Foxconn iPhone factory in…

Inside the Saudi Strategy to Keep the World Hooked on Oil

Saudi Arabia’s strategy is playing out at global climate talks. Back in March, when, Saudi Arabia and Russia pushed to delete a reference to “human-induced climate change” from a policy document at a United Nations meeting, Valérie Masson-Delmotte, a French…

What the Unusual Midterm Elections Mean for Climate Action

Energy policy experts say they expect to see that pattern play out again: Republicans are likely to be on the lookout for, and could possibly find, investments made under Mr. Biden’s new law that are open to criticism, even as…

Can the Rhine River Be Saved From Climate Change?

KARLSRUHE, Germany — It is one of the tightest and fastest bends in the Rhine River, a nearly 90-degree curve where a small rocky island dotted by trees further narrows the shipping channel. Engineers, surveyors and craftspeople have spent months…

Your Wednesday Briefing: The U.S. Votes

Election Day in the U.S. After one of the most consequential, unpredictable and expensive midterm campaigns, Americans finally began voting in person yesterday. The polls haven’t closed yet, and I’ll bring you the latest updates on the most consequential results…

Belice recurre a su arrecife de coral para escapar de la trampa de la deuda

ATOLÓN DE TURNEFFE, Belice — Belice se enfrentaba a un colapso económico. La pandemia había sumido al país en la peor recesión de su historia, y había puesto al gobierno al borde de la quiebra. Pero la solución llegó de…

How Belize Cut Its Debt by Fighting Global Warming

TURNEFFE ATOLL, Belize — Belize faced an economic meltdown. The pandemic had sent it into its worst ever recession, putting the government on the brink of bankruptcy. A solution came from unexpected quarters. A local marine biologist offered Prime Minister…

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