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In Australia, China’s Appetite Shifts From Rocks to Real Estate
China’s breakneck growth fueled an iron ore boom in Western Australia. Now, Chinese investors are fleeing a cooling economy by investing in Australian homes.... More >>

Risky Business: Hollywood Bets Big on ‘Deepwater Horizon’
The documentary-style film isn’t the kind of project that usually commands a nine-figure budget, but the 2010 oil rig disaster had elements straight out of a movie.... More >>

Yumingzui Village Journal: On the Verge of Extinction, a Chinese Fishing Village Resists
Officials, who restricted fishing because of a devastated supply, have tried to promote tourism as an alternative. But villagers say tourists are demanding what the sea cannot give.... More >>

Paris Climate Deal Passes Milestone as 20 More Nations Sign On
The moves essentially ensure that the agreement will go into force by the end of the year, but the specifics of each country’s plans to curb climate change are voluntary.... More >>

U.N. Signals That Climate Deal Has Backing Needed to Enter Force
Haste on the Paris accord is driven at least in part by the looming American election, with Donald J. Trump, the Republican candidate, vowing to reject the pact.... More >>

S.E.C. Is Latest to Look Into Exxon Mobil’s Workings
At issue is how the company values its oil reserves in light of potential climate change regulations, and environmentalists applauded the scrutiny.... More >>

JetBlue Makes Biofuels Deal to Curtail Greenhouse Gases
The 10-year deal is one of the biggest such agreements yet, as airlines try to reduce their reliance on petroleum-based aviation fuels.... More >>

Op-Ed Contributor: How to Raise Trillions for Green Investments
Governments must create the conditions to encourage private investment in clean technologies and sustainable development.... More >>

Revalued: The Standoff Between Big Oil and Big Corn
The policy debate over the decade-old federal Renewable Fuel Standard is largely a battle between two giant competing industries: ethanol and petroleum.... More >>

Hinkley Point Nuclear Plant Will Go Ahead, Britain Says
The project, financed in part with French and Chinese investment, had been postponed in July, angering its international partners.... More >>

Senate Approves Funding for Flint Water Crisis
The money is part of a larger bill that maps out infrastructure projects in 17 states. Its prospects in the House remain unclear.... More >>

Southern California Gas Reaches $4 Million Settlement Over Natural Gas Leak
A storage system spewed thousands of tons of methane and other chemicals into the air, forcing the evacuation of more than 8,300 households.... More >>

Saudi Bid on a Houston Oil Refinery Is a Big Strategic Bet
Despite political tensions with the United States, Saudi Arabia sees another American investment as a way to help counter weakness in the oil industry.... More >>

With U.S. Election in Sight, Ban Ki-moon Seeks Quick Action on Climate Accord
Heeding a threat of withdrawal by Donald J. Trump, the secretary general wants at least 55 countries to commit to the pact for at least the next four years.... More >>

In Siberia, a ‘Blood River’ in a Dead Zone Twice the Size of Rhode Island
The Norilsk Nickel plant is one of the world’s biggest polluters, so it was no surprise when the nearby Daldykan River began to run red.... More >>

Deal Professor: Elon Musk’s Solar Vision, Up for a Dicey Vote
Shareholders can be finicky and opaque, but the Tesla-SolarCity deal shows the importance of having all buyers of significant assets hold a vote.... More >>

Dot Earth Blog: Arctic Climate Change Revealed in a Luxury Cruise and Haunting Wreck
The transformation of the Arctic is revealed in the discovery of a long-lost ship, a cruise liner’s Arctic passage and a probe of ancient records.... More >>

Dot Earth Blog: Trump’s Stance on the Paris Climate Agreement is Criticized by 375 Scientists
Without naming him, several hundred of the nation’s leading scientists press Donald Trump to take climate change, and climate diplomacy, seriously.... More >>

Dot Earth Blog: Arctic Summer Sea Ice – Going Down, Down, Down
New studies reinforce that the summer retreats in Arctic sea ice of late are far greater than any since least 1850, but the path to an open Arctic Ocean remains murky.... More >>

Blazes in Southeast Asia May Have Led to Deaths of Over 100,000, Study Says
The vast number of cases were in Indonesia, where the government claimed last year that only 19 people died.... More >>

Arctic Ice Shrinks to Second Lowest Level on Record
Arctic sea ice this summer shrank to its second lowest level since scientists started to monitor it by satellite, with scientists saying it is another ominous signal of global warming.... More >>

‘We Built an App’: Keeping Track of Louisiana’s Flood-Tossed Tombs
This year’s floodwaters and a history of hurricanes have highlighted the state’s need for a macabre and peculiar undertaking: cemetery recovery.... More >>

Nonfiction: Richard Ford Reviews Bruce Springsteen’s Memoir
In “Born to Run,” Bruce Springsteen writes with a Jersey plainspeak that’s deftly detailed and intimate with its readers.... More >>

Nonfiction: Why Do People Who Need Help From the Government Hate It So Much?
In “Strangers in Their Own Land,” Arlie Russell Hochschild tries to understand the worldview of Louisiana Tea Party supporters.... More >>

Robert Gottlieb: Avid Reader, Reluctant Writer
Mr. Gottlieb has been the editorial midwife to works by writers like Toni Morrison, Joseph Heller and Robert Caro. In his new memoir, he writes about the editing life.... More >>

The Trucks That Intentionally Spew Smoke
Coal rollers alter their diesel trucks so they put out thick black smoke, sometimes in the direction of joggers, cyclists and hybrid cars.... More >>

Editor, John C. DePrez Jr.; Executive Editor, Carol Rogers; Publishers: IBRC and IAR

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