Tag: Climate

  • Climate Talks Open Amid Signs That Earth Is Hotter Than Ever

    A coal-fired power plant in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa, in 2019.Credit…Joao Silva/The New York Times SHARM EL SHEIKH, EGYPT — Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City and now a special envoy on climate change for the United Nations, announced a new international plan on Monday to help 25 countries in Africa, Asia […]

  • In a First, U.S. Pays Tribes to Move Away From Climate Threats

    WASHINGTON — The Biden administration will give money to five Native American tribes to help them relocate away from rivers and coastlines, potentially creating a model for other communities around the country as the effects climate change get worse. The funding, which will go to three tribes in Alaska and two in Washington State, marks […]

  • Chuck Schumer Delivers on Climate Change and Health Care Deal

    WASHINGTON — Senator Chuck Schumer was huddled in his Capitol office on Thursday evening awaiting a climactic meeting with Kyrsten Sinema, a critical holdout on his painstakingly negotiated climate change, tax and health care deal, when the loud booms and flashes of a powerful thunderstorm shook Washington, setting the lights flickering. Mr. Schumer and his […]

  • Sinema Agrees to Climate and Tax Deal, Clearing the Way for Votes

    WASHINGTON — Senator Kyrsten Sinema, Democrat of Arizona, announced on Thursday evening that she would support moving forward with her party’s climate, tax and health care package, clearing the way for a major piece of President Biden’s domestic agenda to move through the Senate in the coming days. To win Ms. Sinema’s support, Democratic leaders […]