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Fracking Firms Fail, Rewarding Executives and Raising Climate Fears

The day the debt-ridden Texas oil producer MDC Energy filed for bankruptcy eight months ago, a tank at one of its wells was furiously leaking methane, a potent greenhouse gas,…

Trump’s Health Officials Warn More Will Die as Covid Cases Rise

Two of the Trump administration’s top health officials acknowledged Sunday that the country is facing a very serious situation with the onslaught of rising coronavirus cases in several states, striking…

Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Wears Mask Publicly for First Time

Here’s what you need to know: Florida reports more than 15,000 new cases, a daily record for the U.S. ImageA testing site in Wimauma, Fla., on Thursday. Florida has recorded…

Coronavirus Live Updates: As U.S. Cases Rise, States Weigh New Restrictions

Here’s what you need to know: ImageTesting for the coronavirus in Austin, Texas, on Friday.Credit…Ilana Panich-Linsman for The New York Times Officials in Texas and Georgia warn reopenings could reverse…

Scientists Say You Can Cancel the Noise but Keep Your Window Open

Car alarms, jackhammers, a drunken argument and the rumble of the No. 7 train passing overhead. It is the glorious urban symphony that pours into a typical New York City…

Grizzly Bears Around Yellowstone Can Stay on Endangered Species List, Court Rules

Those 700 or so grizzly bears around Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks are safe — at least for now. A federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled this week…

Britain Gambles on a Bankrupt Satellite Operator, OneWeb

LONDON — As Britain says goodbye to the European Union, the government of Prime Minister Boris Johnson is making a sudden swerve into space. On Friday, a federal bankruptcy judge…

A Rescue Plan for the Planet? Watch Our Debate Here.

[embedded content] The devastation of Covid-19 has forced swift and startling change around the globe. To combat the coronavirus, governments poured money into rescue programs, companies adapted their goals and…