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Seeking cooperation on climate, U.S. faces friction with China

John Kerry, President Biden’s climate envoy, is pressing China to do more to address global warming. But he faces an emboldened Beijing leadership that thinks the United States has lagged behind.
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Climate

John Kerry heads to China to talk climate

After contentious talks in Alaska, the visit by President Biden’s climate envoy could signal that the two countries are willing work together on some issues, even as they clash on others.
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Toxics

Biden wants world leaders to make climate commitments for Earth Day

The administration is closing in on deals with some close allies, but agreements with powers like China, Brazil and India are proving difficult.
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Justice

How computer mapping could help Biden find and fix polluted neighborhoods

California's mapping tool is a model for President Joe Biden's government, as it executes a $2 trillion infrastructure plan that could channel billions into communities around the country.

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Biodiversity

Opinion | We need an infrastructure package for nature

The long-term needs of ecosystems should come before our knee-jerk demands to get back to life.
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Climate

Paul Greenberg, Carl Safina: We need an infrastructure package for nature

The long-term needs of ecosystems should come before our knee-jerk demands to get back to life.
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Toxics

Trump abandoned the climate. This is Biden's moment

The new president has promised to take the lead on climate. His plan does not disappoint.
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Toxics

More contagious COVID variant is now dominant in the U.S., C.D.C. says

The B.1.1.7 variant, first identified in Britain, is now the source of most new coronavirus infections in the United States, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
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Climate

Battle erupts over the definition of 'infrastructure'

Republicans are trying to draw the Biden administration into a fight over the meaning of "infrastructure." And Democrats seem happy to oblige.
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La migración desde Honduras aumenta tras la devastación de los huracanes

El país recién ha empezado a recuperarse de dos tormentas que afectaron la región el año pasado. Sin demasiada asistencia de Estados Unidos, muchos de sus habitantes se dirigen a la frontera.
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Hawaii NIMBY fight reveals Biden offshore wind challenge

Hawaii is facing pushback over three large proposed offshore wind projects, highlighting the obstacles the technology faces in even the most liberal-leaning states.
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Climate

America favors cars over public transit. Can Biden change that?

The president’s infrastructure plan tries to break from the past by shifting spending away from new roads and toward public transit. It won’t be easy.
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Toxics

Electric school buses: A part of Biden’s infrastructure plan with big benefits

President Joe Biden's new infrastructure proposal has a lot going on: replacing lead pipes, expanding broadband, improving roads and trains, investing in green energy technologies, and permanently altering the tax landscape to pay for it.

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America favors cars over public transit. Can Biden change that?

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Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

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The political, media, and community response to our Fractured investigation

From a media blitz to calls for statewide drilling bans, here's a look at the fallout and impacts so far from EHN's investigation of western Pennsylvania fracking impacts.

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