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Pakistan has declared a national emergency as it experiences its heaviest rains since the early 1960’s. The climate change minister says relentless cycles of monsoon have affected some 30 million people and more than a thousand people have died. Guest: Ali Tauqeer Sheikh, Climate Change Advisor for the Planning Commission of Pakistan Producer:Linda LoPresti, RN …

The final vote was 220-207, along party lines. Four Republicans did not vote. Now that the Democratic-controlled House has approved the bill, it will next go to Biden to be signed into law. Final passage of the bill marks a milestone for Democrats and gives the party a chance to achieve long-sought policy objectives ahead …

WASHINGTON — The House was poised on Friday to pass major components of President Biden’s domestic agenda, capping Democrats’ effort to push into law a climate, tax and health care package that appeared dead just weeks ago. Lawmakers are set to return from their scheduled summer recess for one day to vote on the legislation, …

The package is the product of painstaking negotiations and will give Democrats a chance to achieve major policy objectives ahead of the upcoming midterm elections. Senate Democrats are using a special process to pass the package without Republican votes. Once the legislation has passed in the Senate, it would next need to be approved by …

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Thursday that the Senate would vote to move forward on the Inflation Reduction Act, the Democrats’ package that tackles climate change, prescription drugs and inflation, this weekend. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption toggle caption J. Scott Applewhite/AP Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Thursday that the Senate …

“This historic legislation makes crucial investments in energy, health care, and in shoring up the nation’s tax system. These investments will fight inflation and lower costs for American families while setting the stage for strong, stable, and broadly-shared long-term economic growth,” 126 economists said in a letter sent to congressional leadership Tuesday, which was first …

SAN DIEGO —  San Diego County is considering investments to improve street safety, address climate change, reduce stormwater pollution and protect natural lands and species, through a $618.7 million budget for its Land Use and Environment Department. The department presented its spending plan to the board Friday, as part of a series of hearings on the …

By PETER PRENGAMAN, Associated Press DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — As government officials, corporate leaders and other elites at the World Economic Forum grapple with how to confront climate change and its devastating effects, a central question is emerging: to what extent can oil and gas companies be … Source link

SAN DIEGO —  San Diego County is considering investments to improve street safety, address climate change, reduce stormwater pollution and protect natural lands and species, through a $618.7 million budget for its Land Use and Environment Department. The department presented its spending plan to the board Friday, as part of a series of hearings on the …

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — While the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s war in Ukraine will be focuses of the World Economic Forum’s gathering of business and government leaders, so too will climate change. It’s captured the world’s attention in unignorable and devastating ways. The acceleration of rising temperatures, the ferocity and costliness of major weather events, …