Tag: forestry

Why vegetarians are winning the inflation battle

Now is a great time to become a vegetarian. That’s because beef and pork-based foods are increasingly becoming more expensive. In June, Americans paid 4.5%...

Yellen keeps up push for greater U.S. climate-change regulation, rebuffing concerns of Republicans

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Sunday she will lead an effort across U.S. financial regulators to better scrutinize the potential of climate-change risk, part of President Joe...

G-7 recommits to clean-energy funds owed to developing nations, gets serious about 2030 targets

The Group of Seven most powerful nations on Sunday recommitted on cooperation to thwart climate change as they aim to nearly halve their greenhouse-gas emissions...

This old building material is new again

It’s been 150 years since Mrs. O’Leary’s cow earned them both a bad rap for incinerating a wood-built Chicago. Ever since, in that city and...

China beetles infesting gooseberry plants in Arunachal Pradesh, say scientists

GUWAHATI: Scientists have found evidence of China beetles infesting gooseberry or amla plants in Arunachal Pradesh. It is anticipated that this China beetle may spread...

‘They are in this situation through no fault of their own’: Biden boosts food benefits for poor Americans

Food insecurity and hunger have proved to be one of the most crippling effects of the pandemic. Millions of Americans became eligible for Supplemental Nutrition...

My wife found a half brother through Ancestry.com. Are we morally or ethically obligated to share her father’s estate?

Dear Moneyist, Several years ago, on a whim, my wife and I had our DNA tested by Ancestry.com. Last week we were contacted by a...

Corporate debt boom resumes as 2021 kicks off

The training wheels came off without a hitch. The lapse of the Federal Reserve’s inaugural corporate debt-buying program at year’s end didn’t hold up the...

My elderly father was physically abusive, and will leave his farm to my two sisters. Should I contest his will?

Dear Moneyist, I have 2 daughters. Growing up in an agricultural family during the farm crisis was tough. My dad was extremely abusive both physically...

‘Hold the champagne’ on China’s updated climate-change target — guide markers still don’t guarantee net zero emissions by 2060

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday pledged to cut the nation’s carbon emissions per unit of economic output by over 65% by 2030 and boost...

What Boris Johnson’s COVID isolation and firing of hard Brexiteers means for the U.K.-EU trade talks

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, wearing a face mask, participates in a service to commemorate the centenary of the burial of the unknown warrior at...

How Trump lawyer Giuliani’s Four Seasons press conference ended up at a garden center on Philadelphia’s outskirts

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani speaks to the media at a press conference held in the rear parking lot of a landscaping company in Philadelphia on...

Denmark will cull millions of mink after coronavirus mutation spreads to humans

Mink are seen at a farm in Gjol, northern Denmark. mads claus rasmussen/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Denmark plans to cull its entire mink population of up...

From a Kansas cattle rancher to a Florida day trader, voters tell MarketWatch the money worries behind their choice for president

Every voter has a story, and these are the economic backstories and money motivations of some of the people who are voting for President Donald...

Fracking and the ‘Green New Deal’: Here’s where Trump and Biden stand on climate change

It may be a squishy timeline on fossil fuels for Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden, but that there’s a timeline at all for moving away...

California’s fabled wine region is having ‘the most horrible, devastating and catastrophic year’

Dario Sattui has seen a lot in his half-century in the wine business, but never a year as brutal as this one. “First of all,...

Climate change and COVID-19 to feature in final debate between Trump and Biden — when and where to watch

Climate-change questions surprisingly crept in during the last 10 minutes of the first raucous presidential election debate this month, the first time in eight years...

It was billed as the final showdown between the EU and U.K. — this is what will happen next

A European Union flag and a U.K. flag during a special meeting of the European Council on November 25, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. AFP via...

The intense 2020 Atlantic hurricane season used up all the storm names for only the second time since 1950

Here’s how active this year’s Atlantic hurricane season has been: When Tropical Storm Wilfred formed on Sept. 18, the National Hurricane Center exhausted its list...

The Biden-Sanders climate-change policy pact: 8 key features

Presidential candidate Joe Biden has advanced environmental policy recommendations that most analysts find more ambitious than his stance in favor of curbing man-made climate change...