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What if Highways Were Electric? Germany Is Testing the Idea.

OBER-RAMSTADT, Germany — On a highway south of Frankfurt recently, Thomas Schmieder maneuvered his Scania tractor-trailer and its load of house paint into...

The Covid Variant in Schools: What to Know

Last week, in what was intended to be an internal document, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made a stark admission: The...

A Brain Drain Among Government Scientists Bogs Down Biden’s Climate Ambitions

WASHINGTON — Juliette Hart quit her job last summer as an oceanographer for the United States Geological Survey, where she used climate models...

With Undersea Robots, an Air Force Navigator Lost Since 1967 Is Found

Allowing Americans to bring advanced underwater robots into Vietnamese-controlled areas of the South China Sea — equipment that could have military applications for...

In South Africa, Poachers Now Traffic in Tiny Succulent Plants

STEINKOPF, South Africa — On a moonless night in the desert in the far west of South Africa, Avrill Kaffer had just finished...

U.S. Authorities Seek Documents From Troubled Covid Vaccine Manufacturer

That decision does not mean the F.D.A. has broadly authorized Johnson & Johnson to distribute doses made by Emergent on an emergency basis....

Times Team Explains Chicago’s Climate Problem Visually

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together.In Chicago, a climate...

In Michigan, a Park Made of Water

A buoy floats in an otherwise empty Lake Huron bay, a little button in the water, only a 10-minute paddle from the beach.Below...

Climate Crisis Catches Power Companies Unprepared

In California, Pacific Gas & Electric is upgrading its transmission network to avoid a repeat of 2018, when a broken power line sparked...

Biden Seeks to Revive Vaccine Effort With New Rules and Incentives

WASHINGTON — President Biden on Thursday sought to revive the nation’s stalled push to vaccinate Americans against the surging Delta variant of the...
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