1. politics
    How to Manufacture a Moral PanicConservative journalist Christopher Rufo has helped incite a right-wing uproar over racism education with a mix of dramatic, dodgy reporting.
  2. book excerpt
    The Female Inmates Fighting California’s Wildfires“Your feet have a pulse of their own. Your face feels like it’s about to melt off.”
  3. as told to
    ‘It’s Just Devastating to See These Conditions’As a deadly heat wave grips the Pacific Northwest, a former farmworker speaks out about the danger to people laboring in the fields.
  4. criminal justice
    Progressives Don’t Need to Downplay Rising HomicidesVictims of community violence deserve the left’s solidarity and policy solutions.
  5. climate change
    Heat Wave Followed by Surge of Excess Deaths in Northwest U.S. and CanadaClose to 500 sudden deaths have been announced in British Columbia alone, as unprecedented highs broiled the region for days.
  6. extreme heat
    It Is Mind-Bogglingly Hot in the Pacific Northwest Right NowSo hot that Olympic track-and-field trials had to be postponed.
  7. media
    Inside the Petty, Vindictive, Career-Ruining Infighting at NY1Onscreen, NY1 seems like a happy family, but a lawsuit exposed the tumult behind the scenes.
  8. life after warming
    California’s Last Fire Season Was a Historic Disaster. This One Could Be Worse.The conditions are already set for eclipsing recent records — which themselves would have been unthinkable not long ago.
  9. false equivalence
    Ilhan Omar and Marjorie Taylor Greene Are Not EquivalentIt’s lazily convenient to lump these two “extremists” together. But there’s no comparison in what they’ve said and how they’ve dealt with criticism.
  10. media
    Out-of-Touch Media Elites Ignore Working-Class Biden VotersGeorge Packer’s breakdown of America’s political tribes overlooks the one that just chose the president.
  11. ideas
    The Delusions of the Radical CentristWhy Michael Lind’s iconoclastic brand of populist politics fails to convince.
  12. media
    Jeffrey Toobin Returns From ‘Zoom Dick’ ExileCNN welcomed him back eight months after he was fired by The New Yorker, which he called “excessive punishment.”
  13. environment
    ‘Sea Snot’ Wreaking Havoc on Coast of TurkeyThe sludge, which is discharged from overfed algae and does in fact look like snot, has blocked fishing and threatens sea life.
  14. climate change
    Biden Admin Defends Massive Trump-Era Drilling Project in AlaskaDespite pledges to cut emissions 50 percent by 2030, the administration filed a brief supporting an oil project that would produce for 30 years.
  15. 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.
  16. reckoning with a reckoning
    The Mayors of Oklahoma’s Last All-Black TownsHonoring the centennial of a massacre.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. our climate
    Is 1.5 Degrees Still Possible?Sudden decarbonization seems tantalizingly close to reality, but steep challenges to limiting global warming remain.
  20. our climate
    Is This Concrete’s Breakthrough Moment?New technology could turn it from a climate problem into part of the climate solution.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. our climate
    America Needs a Climate-Sane Republican Party. Here’s What One Would Look Like.A better world will require a better opposition.
  28. our climate
    What If New York Stopped Knocking Down Buildings?A vast amount of captured carbon would stay where it is.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. cityscape
    New York’s First Climate Adaptation Battle Is HereThe city wants to bury East River Park to save it.
  33. 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.
  34. the national interest
    How the American Right Lost Its Chance to Get Sane on Climate ChangeA brainless Republican Party stands alone in its denial.
  35. climate change
    Why the World Can’t Trust America on ClimateAnd what Democrats can do about it.
  36. 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.
  37. climate change
    Global Recovery Wipes Out Most of 2020’s Decline in Carbon EmissionsA “dire warning” from the International Energy Agency’s new report.
  38. climate change
    New York Magazine’s David Wallace-Wells Testifies Before the Senate on ClimateAuthor of The Uninhabitable Earth on the cost of inaction.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. media
    Why Did First Look Let Go of Laura Poitras?A co-founder turns critic.
  44. the group portrait
    Book Publishing’s New Power ClubA wave of hires is set to pick up where the reckoning left off.
  45. texas
    Texas Power Outages Caused a Spike in Air PollutantsIn Houston alone, over 703,000 pounds of pollutants were burned off last week.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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