1. climate change
    Big Oil Is Held Liable for Climate Change for the First TimeA Dutch court orders Shell to slash emissions by 45 percent to meet the Netherlands’ climate goals.
  2. reckoning with a reckoning
    The Mayors of Oklahoma’s Last All-Black TownsHonoring the centennial of a massacre.
  3. climate change
    Biden Doubles FEMA Spending That Prepares for Climate DisastersBiden boosted the agency’s preparatory budget to $1 billion as the U.S. anticipates severe wildfire and hurricane seasons this year.
  4. media
    Who Is the Media Really For?The AP’s firing of Emily Wilder and CNN’s protection of Chris Cuomo show the true values of what passes for journalism.
  5. our climate
    Is 1.5 Degrees Still Possible?Sudden decarbonization seems tantalizingly close to reality, but steep challenges to limiting global warming remain.
  6. our climate
    Is This Concrete’s Breakthrough Moment?New technology could turn it from a climate problem into part of the climate solution.
  7. media
    The Panama Papers Double CrossHow a spy-for-hire got closely guarded documents about the global elite, hawking them to the likes of Christopher Steele.
  8. our climate
    Chickpea of the SeaPlant-based “fish” could be the next hot imitation food and help wean the world off carbon-intensive commercial fishing.
  9. our climate
    Jack Dorsey Says Bitcoin Can Make the World Greener. Could He Be Right?There’s a heated discussion going on over this question — and Elon Musk has staked out both sides.
  10. our climate
    Why the Northeast Could Be America’s New Energy CapitalWind farms rivaling the output of coal plants may finally blossom offshore, thanks to sea change in costs and politics.
  11. our climate
    India’s Effort to Fight Climate Change Involves CheetahsIf it works, the plan to bring the big cat back to the subcontinent could help treat two environmental crises at once.
  12. our climate
    How to Make Carbon-Neutral Gasoline Out of Thin AirOn a mass scale, it could be used to fly airplanes or power heavy machinery, replacing petroleum in some situations. It even has a catchy name: eFuel.
  13. our climate
    America Needs a Climate-Sane Republican Party. Here’s What One Would Look Like.A better world will require a better opposition.
  14. our climate
    What If New York Stopped Knocking Down Buildings?A vast amount of captured carbon would stay where it is.
  15. our climate
    We’ll Innovate Our Way Out of the Climate Crisis or Die TryingThe chasm between the ecologically necessary and the politically possible can only be bridged by technological advance.
  16. california
    1,000 Evacuated in L.A. County As California Wildfire Season Ramps UpThe Palisades fire in Topanga Canyon has burned over 1,000 acres, as researchers say the state’s wildfire season has expanded to include May.
  17. 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.
  18. cityscape
    New York’s First Climate Adaptation Battle Is HereThe city wants to bury East River Park to save it.
  19. 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.
  20. the national interest
    How the American Right Lost Its Chance to Get Sane on Climate ChangeA brainless Republican Party stands alone in its denial.
  21. climate change
    Why the World Can’t Trust America on ClimateAnd what Democrats can do about it.
  22. 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.
  23. climate change
    Global Recovery Wipes Out Most of 2020’s Decline in Carbon EmissionsA “dire warning” from the International Energy Agency’s new report.
  24. climate change
    New York Magazine’s David Wallace-Wells Testifies Before the Senate on ClimateAuthor of The Uninhabitable Earth on the cost of inaction.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. media
    Why Did First Look Let Go of Laura Poitras?A co-founder turns critic.
  30. the group portrait
    Book Publishing’s New Power ClubA wave of hires is set to pick up where the reckoning left off.
  31. texas
    Texas Power Outages Caused a Spike in Air PollutantsIn Houston alone, over 703,000 pounds of pollutants were burned off last week.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. politics
    What the Filibuster Has Cost AmericaThe damage has been massive, and it’s past time for reform.
  39. street view
    If Your City Were Really Dying, You Probably Wouldn’t KnowVisiting Annalee Newitz’s Four Lost Cities.
  40. 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.
  41. life after warming
    After Climate AlarmismThe war on denial has been won. And that’s not the only good news.
  42. the group portrait
    The Beleaguered Chroniclers of the Trump White HouseFour years of history, day after day after day.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. the national interest
    The Coronavirus Bill Contains ‘The Most Significant Climate Legislation’ EverNobody saw that one coming!
  46. 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.”
  47. city hall
    Corey Johnson Wants to Tame the Giant Squid of City PlanningThe squid may have other ideas, though.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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