Climate Change, Capitol Hill, Cloris Leachman: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing
and that will fight climate change at every level of the federal government. Weve already waited too long to deal with this climate crisis, Mr. Biden said. We cant wait any longer. Looking to counteract Republican claims that his climate policies would hurt an economy already weakened by the coronavirus pandemic, that would create millions of jobs. The orders include a pause on new oil and natural gas leases on public lands and offshore waters, and eliminating fossil fuel subsidies. Mr. Biden also pledged to announce specific targets detailing how the U.S. would lower its carbon dioxide emissions under the Paris accord. The orders also specified that climate change, for the first time, will be a core part of all foreign policy and national security decisions. That will most likely bring big changes for Americas role in the world. . from violent domestic extremists emboldened by the Capitol riot, according to a rare national terrorism warning. The Jan. 6 breach may have and government facilities, according to the Department of Homeland Security bulletin. The extremists are motivated by issues including coronavirus restrictions, the results of the 2020 election, police use of force and a strong opposition to immigration, according to the agency. Many of the Capitol rioters who believe former President Donald Trump won the November election were led there by . Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, a QAnon promoter, reportedly before she was elected to Congress last year. would remain vulnerable to the coronavirus without quick passage of a relief bill by Congress. Jeffrey Zients, Mr. Bidens Covid-19 response coordinator, said that the federal government and other essential supplies that it will not be able to buy if Congress does not pass President Bidens $1.9 trillion coronavirus rescue plan, as well as funds to investigate contagious variants now spreading around the world. We are 43rd in the world in genomic sequencing totally unacceptable, Mr. Zients said. Average daily reports of new coronavirus cases in the U.S. 33 percent over the last two weeks, but reported deaths in the same period have remained near record highs. . In a majority of U.S. counties, residents are at an extremely high risk for contracting Covid-19 right now. . Stung by its slow progress on vaccinations, of doses made in Belgium. British lawmakers denounced the move as a blackmail campaign. The squabbling could ultimately lead to longer waits for vaccines for poorer nations. The blocs vaccination woes snowballed into a full-blown crisis Wednesday, as to partly suspend immunization for lack of doses. after one of the darkest periods in human history, , were vaccinated in Vienna on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, is skyrocketing thanks to amateur traders who organized an online campaign to boost the shares. Theyre taking on Wall Street, and winning. The main focus by traders on Reddits WallStreetBets subreddit is the video game retail company GameStop. , including Wednesdays climb of 135 percent. Similar campaigns drove up AMC Entertainment by 300 percent on Wednesday, and sent BlackBerry more than 275 percent higher this month. The individual investors banded together to put the squeeze on at least two hedge funds that had bet that GameStops shares would fall. The amateur stock buyers have been pushing the other way, buying shares and options. That caused GameStops market value to increase from $2 billion to $24 billion in a matter of days. One GameStop investor described her participation , telling our reporter: Eat the rich. Apple also had a big day: The company for the first time. The companys profits grew 29 percent to a record $28.8 billion from a year ago. has declined more than 70 percent since 1970, mainly because of overfishing, according to the first global assessment of its kind. More than three-quarters of the species jeopardizing marine ecosystems and the food security of people in many nations. There is a very small window to save these iconic creatures, said the studys lead author. The Swinhoes softshell turtle, on the other hand, . Scientists recently found a female turtle that could be paired with the species last captive male. an Oscar winner who was best known for her roles in television comedies such as The Mary Tyler Moore Show, has died at 94. Ms. Leachman, above right in 1971, entered the spotlight as a Miss America contestant in 1946 and remained in the public eye more than 74 years later. The Last Picture Show, for which she won an Academy Award in 1972, brought her fame, in comedies like Young Frankenstein, Malcolm in the Middle, and Spanglish. Im at a point where Im free to go out and have a little fun with my career, she said after winning. Some Oscar winners have dropped out of sight as if they were standing on a trapdoor. Others picked it up and ran with it. Im going to run with it. for this years Oscars (yes, theyre still happening in April). Our film critic hopes its not business as usual. For at least a decade, the Academy Awards have struggled to fulfill an array of increasingly incompatible imperatives, writes A.O. Scott. : expand membership to increase geographical, generational and cultural diversity; abolish the best international feature ghetto; and find new ways of designating excellence. We also asked industry insiders what they would change. . And while the world will have a glimpse of a virtual cinema showcase when , the Cannes Film Festival, originally scheduled for May, . into the worlds greatest takeout menu. Forced out of work because of the pandemic, cooks and bakers are improvising homegrown pop-ups, advertising their menus on Instagram, and changing the way diners order food. Its more unpredictable and precarious for the purveyors, but its worth it for meals like tofu banchan, above, . Other restaurateurs are taking a different approach by to run ghost kitchens, which produce food only for delivery or takeout. The cooking facilities are predicted to be part of a $1 trillion industry in the next 10 years. punk hair meets the internet age. Geometric shapes, florals and even paintings like Starry Night are being sculpted and dyed onto the blank canvas of buzz cuts in . But these tattoos are impermanent in just a week, the hair will grow and blur the design, and in four weeks the colorful dyes will have faded away. Hair tattooing has grown in popularity over the pandemic, thanks in part to less time in the office and what many stylists described as a time of creativity. The tattoos will cost you anywhere from $400 to $1,000 for a four-hour session. Walking around with a nearly bald head is a statement, one colorist said, but adding in art, technique and meaning elevates it to another level, entirely. Have a colorful night.