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México apuesta por el petróleo y compra una refinería en Texas

DEER PARK, Texas — Dos murales gigantescos, pintados en los tanques de almacenamiento de una refinería de petróleo de esta ciudad, representan a los rebeldes liderados por Sam Houston que lograron la independencia de Texas de México en la década…

Mexico Is Buying a Texas Oil Refinery in a Quest for Energy Independence

DEER PARK, Texas — Two giant murals, on storage tanks at an oil refinery here, depict the rebels led by Sam Houston who secured Texas’ independence from Mexico in the 1830s. This week those murals will become the property of…

Mining of Lithium, Key to the Climate Fight, Faces New Scrutiny in Chile

SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA, Chile — Plans to expand lithium mining in Chile, the world’s second largest producer, hit political roadblocks this week, raising new questions about supplies of a metal that is in high demand as the world transitions…

Europe Plans to Say Nuclear Power and Natural Gas Are Green Investments

Germany, on the other side, along with Austria, Luxembourg, Portugal and Denmark have expressed concerns about a buildup of nuclear power plants and the radioactive waste they produce. “Different visions of low-carbon transition made it up to the political agenda,”…

Behind Manchin’s Opposition, a Long History of Fighting Climate Measures

Mr. Manchin on Sunday argued that “the energy transition my colleagues seek is already well underway,” as the price of wind and solar energy drops, easing the utility and transportation sectors away from oil, gas and coal. But scientists say…

Manchin Rejects Landmark Legislation, Putting Biden’s Climate Goals at Risk

WASHINGTON — The declaration from Senator Joe Manchin III that he cannot support his party’s $2.2 trillion Build Back Better bill has significantly dimmed the prospects for the climate action that scientists say the United States must take to avert…

Russia Blocks U.N. Move to Treat Climate as Security Threat

Russia on Monday blocked a United Nations Security Council draft resolution, under negotiation for many months, that for the first time would have defined climate change as a threat to peace. The resolution, which enjoyed wide-ranging support, would have significantly…

Shell Pulls Out of Cambo Oil Field Targeted by Climate Activists

Royal Dutch Shell said Thursday that it had decided not to invest in a British oil development off the coast of Scotland that has become a test of the government’s environmental credentials. The field, known as Cambo, is in deep…

Hunt for the ‘Blood Diamond of Batteries’ Impedes Green Energy Push

KASULO, Democratic Republic of Congo — A man in a pinstripe suit with a red pocket square walked around the edge of a giant pit one April afternoon where hundreds of workers often toil in flip-flops, burrowing deep into the…

What’s in Build Back Better, Biden’s Social Policy and Climate Plan

WASHINGTON — The House on Friday passed a sprawling, roughly $2 trillion social policy, climate and tax measure that is the central pillar of President Biden’s domestic agenda. The product of months of intense negotiations, the package would bolster the…

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