US bill to tackle climate change clears Senate hurdle

There were tears of joy among Democrats in the US Senate as the landmark bill to tackle climate change was finally passed. After more than a year of intense wrangling, the sweeping reforms are being seen as a major victory for President Biden. The bill will now be sent to the Democratic-controlled House where it could pass as soon as this week. Its authors say it will reduce US carbon emissions by 40% by 2030.