President Biden will commit the United States to deep cuts in emissions at a virtual Earth Day summit meeting that starts on Thursday, according to people familiar with the plan.
Hitting the targets could require a rapid shift to electric vehicles, the expansion of forests nationwide, development of complex new carbon-capture technology and many other changes, researchers said.
This Earth Day, join us for a broadcast as we explore the impact of climate change on our health, and how technology can spark new solutions.
The president’s American Family Plan, which remains in flux, does not currently include an effort to expand health coverage, as administration officials had previously planned.
The vote reflected broad support among Democrats. But Republican opposition could stall the measure in the Senate.
The court, which has for years been cutting back on harsh punishments for juvenile offenders, changed course in a 6-to-3 decision.
The bipartisan vote amounts to the first legislative action either chamber of Congress has taken to bolster law enforcement’s response to rising attacks on the Asian-American community.
More than 312,000 new cases were recorded in 24 hours, surpassing the U.S. high in January. Here’s the latest pandemic news.
As the Biden administration seeks to get most adults vaccinated by summer, men are holding back.
Patients who were not sick enough to be hospitalized still had a significantly greater risk of dying within six months than people who were not infected.
Science shows that the risk of viral transmission outside is very low. The “two-out-of-three rule” can help you decide whether to mask up.
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There will be more than one reasonable way to approach the risks of family activities.
As head of the W.H.O., I believe this is the best chance we have to end the pandemic.
There is only one way for the Biden administration to make good on its emissions commitments.
From Twitter to cable TV, the duo is changing the culture of comedy.
The justices contemplate expanding arms rights in the wake of mass shootings.
The fight for equality doesn’t end after a single conviction.
Readers share how environmental issues are changing their lives.
You don’t hear his name as much. But as far as the G.O.P. is concerned, the former president rules.
The guilty verdict notwithstanding, the case demonstrated the wide latitude police officers are given to kill people.
Russian troops massed on the border of Ukraine, a dissident gravely ill, new sanctions. What’s it all mean?
The Wyoming congresswoman challenged Republicans to turn away from Trump after Jan. 6. Instead, they turned on her.
Don’t skimp on doing your own research, and be aware that ‘green’ certificates aren’t always all they’re cracked up to be.
In the narrow window in which patients are aware of their disease, they have sought help in clinical trials. But enrolling enough participants to make these trials count is not easy.
Akayed Ullah, who detonated a pipe bomb in a crowded subway tunnel near Times Square in the name of ISIS in 2017, became radicalized online.
Jonathan Frostick, a program manager at an investment bank, was still in the hospital when he wrote a LinkedIn post vowing to step away from work and spend more time with his family. Thousands responded.
With reconfigured courtrooms and new uses of technology, New York’s court systems have geared up to clear a looming backlog of cases.
About 60 Russian diplomats were ordered out of the Czech Republic, which said it had evidence of Moscow’s involvement in an ammunition dump explosion in 2014.
Éric Vuillard and David Diop are among the authors contending for the prestigious award for translated literature.
The experimental vehicle named Ingenuity flew higher and longer in its second flight on Mars.
The Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office said that a deputy who was executing a search warrant fatally shot Andrew Brown Jr. in Elizabeth City, N.C. Residents gathered at the scene to demand answers.
The superintendent of Broward County Public Schools, Robert W. Runcie, was arrested as part of a criminal investigation following the Parkland school shooting in 2018.
“The Man Who Lived Underground,” a novel publishers rejected in the 1940s, is about an innocent Black man forced to confess to the murder of a white couple.
How taking on unfamiliar challenges alongside my daughter benefits us both.
There’s a reason the gardening industry fondly refers to this time of year as the ‘100 days of hell.’ And the pandemic has only made it more challenging.
The British musician has had several brushes with death in her 74 years. But Covid-19 and its long-haul symptoms didn’t derail her latest project: a spoken-word tribute to the Romantic poets.
In the wake of a most untraditional presidency, these shows will keep you up-to-date on what’s happening in Washington and our politically polarized country.
Sean Foley, who coached Tiger Woods for four years, has helped Ko, a former world No. 1, connect her body with her mind. She’s playing her best golf in years.
Here are top-tier bottles from producers in the Finger Lakes and Long Island, regions that deserve more respect than they receive.
A Times journalist gives a sneak preview of the Academy Awards on Sunday and offers insights on a changing film industry.
The research, tracking thousands of people from age 50 on, suggests those who sleep six hours or less a night are more likely to develop dementia in their late 70s.
The disorder is rare, but so severe that the vaccine is on hold while experts weigh the risks and alert doctors and patients about symptoms and treatment.
An estimation of the iconic predator’s total population can teach us things about dinosaurs that fossils cannot.
Scientific papers containing lots of specialized terminology are less likely to be cited by other researchers.
Heidi Slyker, a Boston area musician, said the disappearance had consequences beyond the mere loss of property.
One of the most celebrated strippers of her time, she began her career in burlesque’s golden twilight and continued performing into her 80s.
New video and 911 calls shed light on what led to the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant, who the police said was wielding a knife when an officer fired four shots at her.
The platform recently took action against a high-profile makeup artist. Here’s some background.
Carlos Menchaca, who bowed out of the New York City mayoral race last month, endorsed his former opponent.
Arrival, a developer of electric vans and buses, says it has come up with a cheaper way to build vehicles in small factories. But can it deliver on that promise?
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