"The world’s richest governments are under mounting pressure to help poor countries fight climate change. At the Group of Seven summit in the U.K., they’ll get a fresh chance to do something about it."
"Ideas to dim the sun 'ignore the root cause' of the climate crisis – and create a cascade of unintended problems, scientists and activists say".
"Liberal Senate Democrats are unloading on a bipartisan group of senators working on an infrastructure deal, warning that the effort to win GOP backing could erode support on the left -- underscoring the stiff resistance the negotiators face in shepherding the proposal through a narrowly divided Congress."
"The Oregon House on Tuesday passed a bill to redirect funding from a tax-funded institute created 30 years ago to inform residents about forestry, after an investigation found that the organization sought to discredit scientists and acted as a lobbying and public relations arm for the timber industry."
"Republican-led states want a seat at the table as the Biden administration discusses settlement options in a novel climate case led by a group of children and young adults. Alabama and 16 other states on Tuesday moved to intervene in Juliana v. United States, also known as the kids’ climate case, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon."
"Despite experts who say Texas’ power grid remains vulnerable, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott declared Tuesday that new reforms “fix all of the flaws” that caused February’s deadly winter blackout that left more than 4 million people without power in subfreezing weather."
"Republicans on the Senate Energy Committee on Tuesday grilled Tracy Stone-Manning, President Biden's pick to lead the Bureau of Land Management, questioning her on partisanship and her personal finances."
"Fears of a confrontation between law enforcement and rightwing militia supporters over the control of water in the drought-stricken American west have been sparked by protests at Klamath Falls in Oregon."
"President Biden ended negotiations with a group of Republicans led by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) over his infrastructure package Tuesday as the two sides failed to strike a deal after weeks of talks. A key part of Biden’s domestic agenda now enters a new, uncertain phase, as the president shifts his focus to a separate group of Democrats and Republicans in hopes of reaching a deal."
"EPA might try to toughen hazardous air pollutant standards for coal-fired power plants in the course of revisiting one of the Trump administration's most incendiary environmental moves, according to the agency's acting air chief.