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House Passes Climate, Tax and Health Bill

 

The passage of the bill, which appeared dead just weeks ago, caps a Democratic effort to deliver on major components of President Biden’s agenda.

Arctic Warming 4 Times as Fast as the Rest of the Planet, New Analyses Find

 

The warming at the top of the globe, a sign of climate change, is happening much faster than previously described compared with the global average, scientists said Thursday.

These Groups Want Disruptive Climate Protests. Oil Heirs Are Funding Them.

 

Beneficiaries of two American oil fortunes are supporting groups trying to block fossil fuel projects. One donor said he felt a “moral obligation.”

As the Great Salt Lake Dries Up, Utah Faces An ‘Environmental Nuclear Bomb’

 

Climate change and rapid population growth are shrinking the lake, creating a bowl of toxic dust that could poison the air around Salt Lake City.

The Science of Climate Change Explained: Facts, Evidence and Proof

 

Definitive answers to the big questions.

House Delivers Biden Victory, and a Bet on America’s Future

 

Congress gave final approval to the Inflation Reduction Act, which will lower the cost of prescription drugs, extend health care subsidies and invest billions into climate and energy programs.

Climate Bill Heads to Biden’s Desk. There Is More to Be Done.

 

The bill will cut U.S. emissions, but not nearly enough. It’s “like losing 20 pounds when you need to lose 100 pounds” one expert said.

A huge side benefit of the new climate bill

 

Air pollution sickens and kills millions every year. Here’s how the new measure will help tackle the problem.

Drought Is Declared in Parts of a Hot, Dry Britain

 

The announcement by the government will allow water companies to tighten conservation measures. Extreme-heat warnings have also been issued for parts of southern England and Wales.

How the Climate Bill Will Make Cleaner Energy Cheaper

 

The climate bill will make cleaner energy cheaper for everyone.

For Electric Vehicle Makers, Winners and Losers in Climate Bill

 

Carmakers may need several years to revamp their supply chains to meet new rules, but the legislation is still seen as a win for electric vehicles.

How Can Hawaii Balance Tourism and Culture?

 

John De Fries, the first native Hawaiian to lead the state’s tourism authority, discusses the delicate balance of tourism, culture and the environment — and why he got hooked on the TV show “The White Lotus.”

Your Friday Briefing: U.S. to Unseal Trump Warrant

 

Plus Russia prepares for show trials and Taiwan does not rise to China’s provocations.

When Fireflies Await a Night That Never Comes

 

A study found that while some fireflies shrugged off light pollution, members of other species failed to mate even when males and females could find each other.

How New Zealand’s Climate Fight Is Threatening Its Iconic Farmland

 

As the country puts a growing price on greenhouse emissions, investors are rushing to buy up pastures and plant carbon-sucking trees.

Climate Change Threatens Summer Stages and Outdoor Performances

 

In the West, wildfires are stopping shows. Extreme heat has led to cancellations in the South. And changing weather patterns are hobbling performances in the Northeast.

How a New Class of Republicans Could Push America to the Right

 

Beyond elections and voting issues, these Trump-aligned candidates could shape the country’s policies on abortion, climate change, same-sex marriage and much more.

U.S. Presses Congo to Slow Oil-and-Gas Push in Rainforests

 

The secretary of state’s efforts led to the U.S. and the Democratic Republic of Congo agreeing to have a team look at environmental conservation.

In the Amazon, a U.N. Agency Partners With Oil Companies

 

One of the world’s largest sustainable development agencies has worked with energy companies to quash opposition and keep oil flowing, even in sensitive areas.

Ford Raises Prices of F-150 Lightning Electric Truck

 

Demand for electric vehicles has been far stronger than the supply of battery materials like lithium, nickel and cobalt.

Fighting Inflation With Climate Action

 

Here’s how policies to slow global warming can also shield consumers from rising prices.

Can Fire Smoke Cause Lung Cancer?

 

And how does the risk compare with inhaling smoke from cigarettes?

Britain Faces More Extreme Heat

 

Temperatures were expected to reach 35 degrees Celsius (95 Fahrenheit) in some parts of the country, which largely lacks air-conditioning and set a record high last month.

How Democrats Salvaged a History-Making Bill

 

The climate change and prescription drug law has revived a set of party goals that were widely thought to be dead.

Admiring the Trees of Paris

 

From the dramatic weeping willows along the Seine to the London plane trees that line the Champs-Élysées, trees play a supporting role in the city’s inimitable elegance and grandeur.

How to Fall Out of Love with Your Lawn

 

Lawns are bad for you, your pets and the planet. It’s time to move on to greener pastures.

Electric Cars Are Too Costly for Many, Even With Aid in Climate Bill

 

Battery-powered vehicles are considered essential to the fight against climate change, but most models are aimed at the affluent.

N.Y.C. Will Expand Compost Pickup to Queens in October

 

The city will pilot automatic, optional curbside pickup across Queens after lagging behind promises to collect compost.

Chuck Schumer Delivers on Climate Change and Health Care Deal

 

The Senate majority leader managed to resurrect and pass a signature climate change and health care deal with help from Republican missteps.

Manchin’s Donors Include Pipeline Giants That Win in His Climate Deal

 

The controversial Mountain Valley Pipeline is one of several projects the senator has negotiated major concessions for, benefiting his financial supporters.

Five Decades in the Making: Why It Took Congress So Long to Act on Climate

 

The Senate bill avoided the political pitfalls of past legislative attempts by offering only incentives to cut climate pollution, not taxes.

Here’s How Democrats’ Big Domestic Agenda Bill Has Shrunk

 

The legislation was a major victory for President Biden and Democrats, but a shadow of the transformative, multitrillion-dollar plan they proposed last year.

What’s In the Climate, Tax and Health Care Bill

 

The bill includes billions in tax credits for the production of renewable energy, drug-pricing reforms and a boost for the I.R.S.

 

The vote was a major victory for President Biden and Democrats, who are battling to maintain their slim House and Senate majorities in November’s midterm congressional elections.