Yes, Biden can take on China and climate change at the same time

The Biden administration has reversed course on much of the Trump administration's foreign policy, but largely shares its view that China's authoritarian political system and global ambitions are a threat to U.S. interests.

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Can China meet its ambitious decarbonization goals?

When the world's largest emitter set an ambitious 2060 carbon neutrality target at the UN in September, it set off a chorus of hope that global heating might be kept below catastrophic levels.
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Ganadería en Bolivia: Se amplía la exportación, se reducen los bosques

China acapara el mercado de carne en Bolivia. La demanda coincide con el aumento de la deforestación y los incendios sobre todo en Santa Cruz.

Rejoining Paris was easy. Here's where the climate fight gets awkward

Friday's ceremony reverses Trump's most symbolic climate action, which made the U.S. the only country in the world to pull itself out of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement.
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Biden convierte la transición a las energías limpias en la clave de su política económica

"Nunca desperdicies una crisis". En esas cuatro palabras se basa toda la política del presidente de Estados Unidos, Joe Biden.

Air pollution significantly raises risk of infertility, study finds

Exclusive: With 30% of infertility unexplained, pollution could be an 'unignorable' risk factor, scientists say.

A new strategy to reduce suicide by pesticide poisoning

To address suicide rates in many developing countries, a WHO study urges national bans on hazardous pesticides.

W.H.O. researcher seeking coronavirus origins on his trip to China

An interview with Peter Daszak, an animal disease specialist, just after his return from an investigative research mission to Wuhan, the site of the original COVID outbreak, and surrounding areas.

The auto industry bets its future on batteries

Carmakers, government agencies and investors are pouring money into battery research in a global race to profit from emission-free electric cars.

Open sesame: Alibaba's push into Europe a mixed blessing for Liège

Apart from the pollution, there are concerns the Chinese firm's new airport hub may not revive the fortunes of the Belgian region.


The U.S. is behind China and Europe in lithium-ion battery production

China dominates battery production today, with 93 "gigafactories" that manufacture lithium-ion battery cells, vs. only four in the United States.

China’s emissions of ozone-harming gas are declining, studies find

New research confirms that emissions from China of CFC-11, a banned gas that harms Earth’s ozone layer, have fallen sharply, reversing a dangerous spike.

A new study closes the case on the mysterious rise of a climate super-pollutant

Scientists who detected the return of a long-banned pollutant say emissions resumed their prior decline after China cracked down on production of the chemical.

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Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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