John Kerry’s Sales Pitch to Save the Planet

NEW DELHI — The lanky figure lugging a green Orvis carry-on was instantly recognizable as he paused on the jetway after his overnight flight from the United States. “Mr. Kerry,” waved a fellow passenger. “Are you here to save the climate?” John Kerry, the former United States senator and secretary of state, is now a …

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China Pledges to Stop Building Coal-Burning Power Plants Abroad

In a move designed to bolster Beijing’s climate credentials, President Xi Jinping of China said Tuesday that his country would stop building coal-burning power plants overseas, ending its support for construction projects that rely on the world’s dirtiest fossil fuel. “China will step up support for other developing countries in developing green and low carbon …

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In a First, Washington Will Draft Rules on Workplace Heat Dangers

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is opening an effort across federal agencies to address the health impacts from heat, including the first ever heat-specific workplace standard, as part of a growing recognition of the dangers posed by warming temperatures caused by climate change. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, part of the Labor Department, will …

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This Powerful Democrat Linked to Fossil Fuels Will Craft the U.S. Climate Plan

WASHINGTON — Joe Manchin, the powerful West Virginia Democrat who chairs the Senate energy panel and earned half a million dollars last year from coal production, is preparing to remake President Biden’s climate legislation in a way that tosses a lifeline to the fossil fuel industry — despite urgent calls from scientists that countries need …

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United Nations Warns of ‘Catastrophic Pathway’ With Current Climate Pledges

Even if all countries meet the emissions promises they’ve made to address climate change, the global average temperature is poised to rise 2.7 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, a level considered “catastrophic” in a new report from the United Nations climate agency released Friday. That level of warming is likely to worsen …

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