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Climate & Environment
Biden administration proposes restoring California's right to set car pollution rules
The decision is a step toward restoring the state's unique power to set tougher fuel efficiency and tailpipe emissions rules.
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Biden wanted to rally the world around his new climate target. Not all nations joined
As President Biden hoped, nations including Canada and Japan joined the U.S. in setting stronger goals for lower emissions at his climate summit. China and India balked.
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The U.S. is the biggest carbon emitter in history. Where do other nations stand?
World leaders promised to reduce CO2 emissions when they joined the Paris climate deal, but not all have kept their word.
A brief timeline of U.S. climate pledges made, and discarded
The United States' commitment to addressing climate change has seesawed for three decades.
Newsom launches effort to deal with drought; emergencies declared in two counties
Gov. Newsom has declared a drought emergency in Mendocino and Sonoma counties but said he was not prepared to issue statewide water-use restrictions.
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Biden needs Asia's help to meet climate goals, but is it ready to give up coal?
China, Japan and South Korea are the biggest funders of coal-fired power plants worldwide. Persuading them to stop will be a major challenge.
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