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$1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Pours Money Into Long-Delayed Needs

WASHINGTON — Amtrak would see its biggest infusion of money since its inception a half-century ago. Climate resilience programs would receive their largest burst of government spending ever. The nation’s power grid would be upgraded to the tune of $73…

A Brain Drain Among Government Scientists Bogs Down Biden’s Climate Ambitions

WASHINGTON — Juliette Hart quit her job last summer as an oceanographer for the United States Geological Survey, where she used climate models to help coastal communities plan for rising seas. She was demoralized after four years of the Trump…

‘We’re in for a Long Fight’: Biden Addresses Climate Change

new video loaded: ‘We’re in for a Long Fight’: Biden Addresses Climate Change transcript Back bars 0:00/1:15 –1:15 transcript ‘We’re in for a Long Fight’: Biden Addresses Climate Change President Biden addressed concerns over climate change and rising temperatures as…

Democrats Call Infrastructure Bill a Down Payment on Climate

WASHINGTON — The $1 trillion infrastructure deal reached by a bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday would make a significant down payment on President Biden’s ambitious environmental agenda, including the first federal expenditure on electric vehicle charging stations and the…

The West Is Burning. Covid Is Surging. U.S. Politics Are Stagnant.

The sirens have gotten pretty hard to ignore. Wildfires are raging across the Western United States and Canada, spreading smoke so widely that the sun turned red and people’s eyes and throats stung as far east as New York. One…

Your Wednesday Briefing

Good morning. We’re covering new estimates of India’s Covid death toll, raging wildfires in the American West and growing tension between the U.S. and China. India’s Covid toll could be 10 times greater The number of people in India who…

Biden’s Made Progress on Climate, Even if Activists Can’t See It

It is hard to overstate the joy of the environmental community when Joe Biden ascended to the White House. In place of a man who called climate change a hoax, it got someone who saw global warming for the grave…

Could Banking Magic Save Cities From Climate Disaster?

If the door-openers win, and their plans find a way through Congress soon, then America might be able to expedite the financing of a green transition, despite the presence of Republicans, who still oppose aggressively decarbonizing the economy. So how…

Biden to Restore Protections for Tongass National Forest in Alaska

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is expected to announce on Thursday that it will move forward with a plan to fully restore environmental protections to Tongass National Forest in Alaska, one of the world’s largest intact temperate rain forests. The…

Democrats Call for a Tax on Imports From Polluting Countries

Carbon border taxes are also designed to protect domestic manufacturing. If an individual country commits to cutting emissions domestically, it runs the risk that, for instance, its steel and cement factories will face higher costs and be at a disadvantage…

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