Last Stand at Azovstal: Inside the Siege That Shaped the Ukraine War

For 80 days, at a sprawling steelworks, a relentless Russian assault met unyielding Ukrainian resistance. This is how it was for those who fought, and for those trapped beneath the battlefield.

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Germany Hopes to Outrace a Russian Gas Cutoff and Bone Cold Winter

Europe’s largest economy and key energy hub still depends on gas supplies now ensnared in conflict. Here’s how Germany is preparing and what is at stake.

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Not Just a Fence: The Story of a Stainless Steel Status Symbol

Like the white picket fence, the stainless steel fence — prevalent in New York neighborhoods densely populated by Asian homeowners — evokes a sense of making it, but it’s flashier.

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Corporations Pledge to Buy ‘Green’ at Davos Gathering

A global buyers’ club of more than 50 companies, including Microsoft and Ford Motor, say they will buy “green” steel, aluminum and other commodities by 2030.

#carbon-dioxide, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #kerry-john, #steel-and-iron

In Afghanistan, Collecting Scrap Metal Is a Risky Pursuit

Discarded metal left by decades of conflict has become a livelihood for impoverished Afghans. But many have been killed by unexploded munitions.

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U.S. to Lift Tariffs on Ukrainian Steel

The Biden administration will lift a 25 percent tariff on the Ukrainian steel sector for one year to help the country’s economy.

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Chasing a Mighty Relic of Yesteryear: Union Pacific 4014

A train enthusiast reflects on the grandeur of the world’s largest operating steam locomotive, recently returned to service.

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Germany is Dependent on Russian Gas, Oil and Coal: Here’s Why

Under increasing pressure to sever the country’s reliance on Russian energy, German officials must contend with deeply rooted economic ties.

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In Dubai, the Museum of the Future Conveys a Message

Words of hope, in Arabic calligraphy, were incised into the building’s facade and matched precisely in its interior walls.

#architecture, #computers-and-the-internet, #dubai-united-arab-emirates, #maktoum-mohammed-bin-rashid-al, #museums, #steel-and-iron

Biden Administration Promises to Buy ‘Clean’ Industrial Materials

A new initiative aims to reduce emissions from steel, cement, aluminum and other materials used in the industrial sector, which generates about a third of the nation’s greenhouse gases.

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The U.S. and Japan strike a deal to roll back Trump-era steel tariffs.

The agreement will transform a current 25 percent tariff into a so-called tariff-rate quota, exempting up to 1.25 million metric tons of Japanese steel.

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Metallurgist Admits She Falsified Test Results for Steel Used in Navy Submarines

For more than 30 years, Elaine Thomas altered test results for more than 240 steel productions while working for a foundry that provides metal for U.S. Navy submarines.

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European Steel Plan Shows Biden’s Bid to Merge Climate and Trade Policy

A potential agreement on steel trade provides the clearest look yet at how the Biden administration plans to implement a trade policy that is both protectionist and progressive

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Biden Rolls Back Trump’s Metal Tariffs On European Union

The deal, which comes as U.S. and E.U. allies meet in Rome, will keep some trade protections in place in a nod to metalworking unions that supported President Biden.

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Can Fortescue’s Andrew Forrest, a Carbon-Emitting Iron Ore Tycoon, Save the Planet?

Andrew Forrest made a mining fortune. Now he wants to lead a climate change revolution — and beat the fossil fuel giants along the way.

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China’s Power Problems Expose a Strategic Weakness

The country’s energy inefficiency and dependence on climate-damaging coal threaten to damage its image as a reliable manufacturing base.

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U.S. and Europe Announce New Trade Cooperation, but Disputes Linger

A new trade and technology partnership aims to counter China, but tensions over issues like metal tariffs remain.

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China Pledges to Stop Building Coal Plants Abroad: Explained

Beijing is the undisputed king of coal, but the announcement at the United Nations General Assembly this week was cautiously welcomed by climate experts.

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U.S. and Europe to Begin Talks on Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

The Biden administration is trying to rebuild relations with Europe, but it is moving cautiously to unwind tariffs imposed by President Donald J. Trump.

#customs-tariff, #european-union, #international-trade-and-world-market, #steel-and-iron, #tai-katherine-1974

How Health Care Became the Big Industry in Steel City

Pittsburgh’s once strong unions are part of the answer, Gabriel Winant explains in his book “The Next Shift,” but the change hasn’t come without complications.

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How to Clean Up Steel? Bacteria, Hydrogen and a Lot of Cash.

With climate concerns growing, steel companies face an inevitable crunch. ArcelorMittal sees solutions, but the costs are likely to run into tens of billions of dollars in Europe alone.

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California Men Declare Themselves Makers of Pine Mountain Monolith

Four artist-fabricators say they made the mysterious manifestation in stainless steel that sprang up in Atascadero. Meanwhile, another rises in Las Vegas.

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Trump’s Manufacturing Promises Disappoint as Economy Sours

Foxconn’s failure to deliver on a Wisconsin project underscores the limits of the president’s power to make companies bend to his will.

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When the U.S. and China Fight, It Is the Environment That Suffers

The Trump administration’s moves to decouple the two economies means less leverage over Beijing’s green policies.

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U.S. Weighs Reimposing Tariffs on Canadian Aluminum

The step, which could incite retaliation from Canada, comes as the countries are preparing to ring in a new trade agreement July 1.

#aluminum, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #steel-and-iron, #united-states-politics-and-government, #united-states-mexico-canada-agreement

The Hidden Feats That Built New York’s Towering Skyscrapers

The ingenuity of engineers helped build landmarks like Black Rock and the new supertalls. Our critic takes a virtual tour with Guy Nordenson.

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Coronavirus Could End China’s Decades-Long Economic Growth Streak

The weakness raises the possibility that the Chinese economy may have shrunk in the first quarter of this year. It would be the first contraction since 1976.

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