1. media
    Inside the Nasty Battle Between Tech and JournalismSilicon Valley feels picked on by “woke” journalists “who can’t code.” Reporters feel picked on by petty zillionaires with anger-management problems.
  2. cityscape
    New York’s First Climate Adaptation Battle Is HereThe city wants to bury East River Park to save it.
  3. just asking questions
    Suzanne Simard Changed How the World Sees TreesThe pathbreaking ecologist on what she’s learned about interspecies collaboration, tree sentience, and nature’s resilience.
  4. the national interest
    How the American Right Lost Its Chance to Get Sane on Climate ChangeA brainless Republican Party stands alone in its denial.
  5. climate change
    Why the World Can’t Trust America on ClimateAnd what Democrats can do about it.
  6. climate change
    Biden to Pledge Emissions Cut of 50 Percent by 2030: ReportThe ambitious goal appears to be a signal to the world that the new administration wants to return to a leadership position in the climate emergency.
  7. climate change
    Global Recovery Wipes Out Most of 2020’s Decline in Carbon EmissionsA “dire warning” from the International Energy Agency’s new report.
  8. climate change
    New York Magazine’s David Wallace-Wells Testifies Before the Senate on ClimateAuthor of The Uninhabitable Earth on the cost of inaction.
  9. politics
    Biden Doesn’t Need to Be FDR or LBJ to Change AmericaA “Great Society” may be out of reach, but a markedly better one is possible.
  10. politics
    What Will Be in the Next Big Democratic Bill?Deciding what can and can’t go into the next budget reconciliation bill will be a real and consequential puzzle for Democrats.
  11. politics
    How Biden Could Bypass Republican State GovernmentsNo one since Johnson and Nixon has tried to direct federal dollars specifically to cities and counties in hostile states, but Biden may consider it.
  12. ideas
    Social Workers Instead of Police? Denver’s 911 Experiment Is a Promising StartSix months into a pilot program that deploys squads of caregivers in place of cops, there are signs of success.
  13. media
    Why Did First Look Let Go of Laura Poitras?A co-founder turns critic.
  14. the group portrait
    Book Publishing’s New Power ClubA wave of hires is set to pick up where the reckoning left off.
  15. texas
    Texas Power Outages Caused a Spike in Air PollutantsIn Houston alone, over 703,000 pounds of pollutants were burned off last week.
  16. texas
    Water Shortages Still Plague Texas in Aftermath of Winter Storm: UpdatesPresident Biden has signed a major disaster declaration, half the state is facing a water shortage, and the political fallout is intensifying.
  17. media
    Facebook Blocks All Sharing of News in AustraliaThe unprecedented move is the result of a proposed law requiring online platforms to pay news sources for displaying and linking to their work.
  18. extreme weather
    No, the Green New Deal Did Not Cause the Texas Power OutageConservatives want you to believe that Texas’s gas pipelines froze because its Republican government embraced eco-socialism.
  19. intelligencer chats
    America’s Brittle Infrastructure Is on Display in TexasMore system failures loom as the weather becomes more extreme. But disasters can also serve as needed wake-up calls.
  20. politics
    Biden Aide Threatened to ‘Destroy’ Reporter Asking About His GirlfriendTJ Ducklo, a White House spokesperson, accused the reporter of being “jealous” he was with another journalist after she poked into his love life.
  21. climate change
    COVID Took a Toll on Coal, Clearing the Way for a Green RecoveryThe pandemic has created an opening for durable emissions reductions if governments steer recovery in a green direction.
  22. politics
    What the Filibuster Has Cost AmericaThe damage has been massive, and it’s past time for reform.
  23. street view
    If Your City Were Really Dying, You Probably Wouldn’t KnowVisiting Annalee Newitz’s Four Lost Cities.
  24. u.s. senate
    Democrats Take Control After Striking Power-Sharing DealBoth Democrats and Republicans can claim a tactical win in the maneuvering over the filibuster.
  25. life after warming
    After Climate AlarmismThe war on denial has been won. And that’s not the only good news.
  26. the group portrait
    The Beleaguered Chroniclers of the Trump White HouseFour years of history, day after day after day.
  27. coronavirus stimulus
    7 Surprisingly Good Policies Buried in the Stimulus-Omnibus BillWhile no one was watching, Congress quietly took action to curb surprise medical bills, money laundering, and climate change.
  28. climate change
    Biden’s Climate Team Is a Bigger Deal for Cities Than Any Cabinet AppointmentA little help for mayors who said they could reduce emissions themselves.
  29. the national interest
    The Coronavirus Bill Contains ‘The Most Significant Climate Legislation’ EverNobody saw that one coming!
  30. media
    The Story Behind the Story of Martin Shkreli’s Romance With a ReporterWriter Stephanie Clifford on her blockbuster story “The Journalist and the Pharma Bro.”
  31. city hall
    Corey Johnson Wants to Tame the Giant Squid of City PlanningThe squid may have other ideas, though.
  32. street view
    ‘You’re Walking Backwards’: The $6 Billion Venice Floodgates May Not Be EnoughProposed decades ago, they were not built for the coming sea rise.
  33. city people
    Now That an Urban Planner Is on the City Council, Can She Help Fix Los Angeles?Nithya Raman is calling for systemic change — including breaking up her own district.
  34. the national interest
    ‘Republicans Remain Opposed to Any Policies That Would Reduce Fossil-Fuel Use’That would rule out any policy to limit climate change.
  35. now tell us who funds you
    To the Salt Mines With Ye, Ben DomenechYou can’t threaten your employees with hard labor for unionizing, even if you’re the boss of the Federalist.
  36. just asking questions
    CNN’s John King: ‘I’m Addicted’ to the Magic WallHis other habit during a very long Election Week? “My doctor’s probably gonna kill me, but I have a pot of coffee.”
  37. the environment
    Trump Admin Now Rushing to Imperil Arctic RefugeBefore he leaves office, Trump is trying to let oil companies drill in America’s largest wildlife refuge.
  38. coronavirus
    A Pandemic Winter Is Coming to New York, and It’s Going to Be Unimaginably HardDuring the last surge, New Yorkers could at least spend a lot of time outdoors.
  39. media
    Inside the New York Times’ Heated Reckoning With ItselfThe paper has evolved during the Trump years: less dispassionate, more crusading. This has sparked a raw internal debate over its mission and future.
  40. precedents
    America Has Had Relatively Few Post-Election Riots. So Far.A little in 1968, more in 1896.
  41. unfriend
    If Republicans Hate Silicon Valley, Why Don’t They Do Something About It?Republicans complain that Twitter and Facebook are out to get them, but it’s liberal customers who have the real power.
  42. media
    Inside Glenn Greenwald’s Blowup With The InterceptThe site’s co-founder says he was being canceled, but insiders say he ostracized himself.
  43. climate change
    Republicans Put the Oil Industry Above Economic GrowthThe GOP is what it purports to oppose: A party that would rather subsidize its favorite declining industries than promote creative destruction.
  44. zdi
    This Zoom D*ck Incident Is the Talk of the TownNew Yorker staff writer Jeffrey Toobin was allegedly caught masturbating on a video call.
  45. vision 2020
    New York Post Insiders Slag ‘Very Flimsy’ Hunter Biden StoriesThe Murdoch tabloid’s October surprise was so controversial that the man who wrote most of it refused to put his name on it.
  46. california wildfires
    Trump Rejects, Then Grants Wildfire Disaster Aid to CaliforniaThe Trump administration first rejected the state’s request for a federal disaster declaration for its September wildfires. It’s still unclear why.
  47. media
    The Fall of TroyHearst hired a belligerent leader to disrupt its magazine business. Then fired him mid-disruption. Now it’s left with — what, exactly?
  48. electric vehicles
    California to Ban Sales of New Gas-Powered Cars in 2035Governor Newsom’s office estimates the rule will cut the state’s greenhouse-gas emissions by 35 percent and nitrogen oxide emissions by 80 percent.
  49. 2020 elections
    Loeffler Ad Boasts She’s More Conservative Than Attila the HunIn a relentless Trumpier-than-thou competition with Doug Collins, the appointed senator’s extremism could cost her in a general-election runoff.
  50. extreme weather
    The 2020 Hurricane Season Is Officially Out of NamesThe record-breaking hurricane season has forced meteorologists to use the Greek alphabet to name storms for only the second time in history.
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