How Joe Manchin Shaped the Climate Change Bill

Along the way to the $369 billion package, the West Virginia senator secured an array of concessions for his state and for the fossil fuel industry.

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Climate Bill ‘Transformative’ for Auto and Energy Industries

The Senate’s proposal aims to accelerate electric car sales and promote domestic battery manufacturing at China’s expense.

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Seven Key Provisions in the Climate Deal

The $369 billion climate and tax bill would affect every aspect of U.S. energy production, with incentives for producers and consumers to move away from fossil fuels.

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Surprise Deal Would Be Most Ambitious Climate Action Undertaken by U.S.

The announcement Wednesday of an agreement in the Senate almost instantly reset the role of the United States in the global effort to fight climate change.

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Congo to Auction Off Oil and Gas Blocks In a Step Back for Climate Change

Peatlands and rainforests in the Congo Basin protect the planet by storing carbon. Now, in a giant leap backward for the climate, they’re being auctioned off for drilling.

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Can Planting a Trillion New Trees Save the World?

To fight climate change, companies and nonprofits have been promoting worldwide planting campaigns. Getting to a trillion is easier said than done.

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Companies’ Climate Promises Face a Wild Card: Farmers

Some of the largest companies in the U.S. have pledged to adopt climate-friendly agricultural techniques. But some farmers say they haven’t provided enough incentive.

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Can Natural Gas Be Used to Create Power With Fewer Emissions?

One company says it has the technology. And though investors looking for cleaner power generation are lining up, some environmentalists are skeptical.

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Climate Change Needs Durable Solutions. Tree Planting Isn’t One.

Carbon emissions are forever so carbon removal should be, too.

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Climate Change Inaction in Congress Has High Costs

The window for congressional action on climate is closing — potentially for quite a while.

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How Do We Track the Fortunes of the World’s Peatlands?

They’re critical resources in taking carbon out of the atmosphere. What are the signs of our progress toward saving them or indications that we’re failing?

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We Can Limit Global Warming If We Don’t Waste Time

We don’t know exactly what a net-zero emissions energy system will look like, but we know enough to keep us busy for at least a decade.

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Stopping Climate Change Is Doable, but Time Is Short, U.N. Panel Warns

A major new scientific report offers a road map for how countries can limit global warming, but warns that the margin for error is vanishingly small.

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5 Takeaways From the U.N. Report on Limiting Global Warming

Current pledges to cut emissions, even if nations follow through on them, won’t stop temperatures from rising to risky new levels.

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In the Ocean, It’s Snowing Microplastics

Tiny bits of plastic have infiltrated the deep sea’s main food source and could alter the ocean’s role in one of Earth’s ancient cooling processes, scientists say.

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An Invasive Insect Threatens Delmarva Westlands

The emerald ash border threatens ash trees that anchor a unique world on the Delmarva Peninsula.

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Exxon Sets a 2050 Goal for Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The target does not account for the climate impact of its customers and suppliers, leaving the company lagging the commitments of some of its rivals.

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Turning Air Into Perfume

Air Eau de Parfum smells like fig leaf, orange peel and jasmine. It comes from carbon emissions.

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Buy an Earth Suit, Shoot Sulfur into the Atmosphere (And Other Contingency Plans for a Warming Earth)

The novelist Neal Stephenson offers some tips for how you can survive the climate crisis.

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Hundreds of Companies Promised to Help Save Forests. Did They?

Cargill, Nestle, Carrefour and others pledged to reach net-zero deforestation in their supply chains by 2020.

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Glasgow Climate Talks Are Down to the Wire on Money, Ambition and Fossil Fuels

At COP26, negotiators from about 200 countries worked overnight, hashing out differences in the quest for a new global climate agreement

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Over 40 Countries Pledge to End Use of Coal Power at COP26

The United States did not agree to stop coal development at home but promised to halt overseas funding of oil, gas and coal.

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3 Big Questions Looming Over the Glasgow Climate Talks

The biggest one: How many more degrees?

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Is Carbon Capture Here?

A Swiss company is operating a device in Iceland that sucks CO2 from the air and shoots it into the ground, where it turns into rock.

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Making Carbon Markets Work

Should you get credit for reducing carbon emissions that might not have been emitted in the first place?

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In Sonoma County, ‘Regenerative Agriculture’ Is the Next Big Thing

Carbon sequestration, pollinator habitat restoration and simple composting: An increasing number of the region’s winegrowers are going beyond sustainability. Here’s how to see, and taste, the fruits of their labors.

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Fossil-Fuel Use Could Peak in Just a Few Years. Still, Major Challenges Loom.

The world has made progress in the fight against climate change, with wind, solar and other clean technologies taking off. But more is needed to avert catastrophe, a new report finds.

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Major Climate Action at Stake in Fight Over Twin Bills Pending in Congress

Legislation aimed at infrastructure and social programs also includes big changes in energy, transportation and disaster preparation. They would amount to the most significant climate action ever taken by the United States.

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Can Geoegineering Fix Climate Change?

Pretending that climate change can be solved with emissions cuts alone is a dangerous fantasy.

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Joe Manchin Will Craft U.S. Climate Plan

Senator Joe Manchin is already a crucial swing vote in the Democrats’ sweeping budget bill. But he will also write the details of its climate change program.

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Has the Carbontech Revolution Begun?

Science can now pull carbon out of the air. For that to make a difference, though, businesses need to find profitable places to put it.

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The Little Hedge Fund Taking Down Big Oil

An activist investment firm won a shocking victory at Exxon Mobil. But can new directors really put the oil giant on a cleaner path?

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Biden Plans to Restore Protections to Tongass National Forest in Alaska

The administration says it will “repeal or replace” the rule that opened up more than half of Tongass National Forest to logging.

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The ‘Mean Greens’ Are Forcing Exxon to Clean Up Its Act

Diversifying beyond oil and gas will benefit everyone.

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Activists Crashed Exxon’s Board, but Forcing Change Will Be Hard

The tension between climate goals and lifting Exxon Mobil’s profits could make it difficult for activists to make progress.

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It’s Crunch Time and Biden’s Climate Gambit Faces Steep Hurdles

He wants to require power companies to replace fossil fuels with clean energy. It’s a broadly popular idea but its path in Congress is perilous.

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Nations Must Drop Fossil Fuels, Fast, World Energy Body Warns

A landmark report from the International Energy Agency says countries need to move faster and more aggressively to cut planet-warming pollution.

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Trudeau Was a Global Climate Hero. Now Canada Risks Falling Behind.

Canada is the only G7 nation whose greenhouse gas emissions have increased since the Paris agreement. The main reason: its oil sands.

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What’s Good for the Ocean May Also Be Good for Business

Companies are trying to prove that conservation, sustainable fishing and carbon sequestration are profitable.

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Oil Giants Prepare to Put Carbon Back in the Ground

Climate concerns push BP and other firms to seek new roles as pollution fighters.

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For Planet Earth, No Tourism is a Curse and a Blessing

From the rise in poaching to the waning of noise pollution, travel’s shutdown is having profound effects. Which will remain, and which will vanish?

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For Travel, a Sustainable Comeback?

From a newly certified Whale Heritage Site to scenic byways for electric cars, five new initiatives suggest the travel industry may be envisioning a more responsible future.

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Should We Dim the Sun? Will We Even Have a Choice?

Elizabeth Kolbert and Ezra Klein discuss what options remain if our political system can’t handle the climate crisis.

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Joe Biden and Tom Vilsack’s Big Plan to Save Rural America

Joe Biden and Tom Vilsack plan to take swift action on climate change proposals.

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Businesses Aim to Pull Greenhouse Gases From the Air. It’s a Gamble.

A surge of corporate money could soon transform carbon removal from science fiction to reality. But there are risks: The very idea could offer industry an excuse to maintain dangerous habits.

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A Year of Watching Earthly Beauty Burn

From orbit, satellites send tragic evidence of climate change’s destructive power. This film covers 10 days, Sept. 7-16, 2020, a period of intense fires activity in North and South America.

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Oil Industry Expresses Concern, Not Alarm, About Biden Comments

After the candidate called for a “transition” away from oil and gas, executives said the country would need fossil fuels for decades to come.

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‘Kiss the Ground’ Review: Regenerating Hope for the Climate

An optimistic climate documentary narrated by Woody Harrelson argues for the healing power of soil, which could offer a solution to the climate crisis.

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U.S. and European Oil Giants Go Different Ways on Climate Change

While BP and other European companies invest billions in renewable energy, Exxon and Chevron are committed to fossil fuels and betting on moonshots.

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Are Republicans Getting Serious About Climate Change?

The G.O.P. may have had a politically expedient change of heart. Better late than never.

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