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Climate Change

  1. infrastructure
    Climate Change Is Putting More Poop in New York’s WatersA crappy side effect of all this rain.
  2. gavin newsom recall
    Gavin Newsom and the End of the California DreamThe recall drive against the governor is something of a joke. But the frustrations with the status quo are dead serious.
  3. climate change
    Scenes from Ida’s Chaotic, Tragic Night in New York CityThe bus driver stuck in raw sewage, a delivery worker who biked through a foot of water, and other stories from the flood.
  4. housing
    Those Flooded Basement Apartments are a Deadly Part of the Housing CrisisThe most dangerous place to be last night was on the ground floor.
  5. foreign policy
    Joe Biden’s Perfect Foreign Policy StormCOVID is raging, the Taliban are back, and the planet is on fire — an ideal opportunity for the U.S. to change the way it acts.
  6. democracy
    Liberalism and Socialism Are Both in CrisisThe past decade of global warming and right-wing advance poses an existential threat to various visions of human progress.
  7. climate change
    Humanity Hasn’t Quite Fully Screwed Itself Yet: U.N. Climate ReportCatastrophic warming is inevitable, but the IPCC says there’s still time to avoid some worst-case scenarios.
  8. bugs
    What Happens When All the Bugs Die?Bee ecologist Dave Goulson imagines a world without creeping things.
  9. climate change
    The Sun Is Glowing Red in New York City Because of Wildfires Out WestThe state has issued an air-quality alert as smoke rolls in from 3,000 miles away.
  10. extreme weather
    Scenes of Devastation After Deadly Floods in Germany and BelgiumAt least 188 people are dead and hundreds still missing. Over the weekend, more flash floods struck other parts of Germany and Austria.
  11. the national interest
    Biden’s FDR-size BetThe president is rallying Democrats behind a sweeping $3.5 trillion budget package. It could be the key to winning 2024.
  12. climate change
    Flooding From Global Warming, Meet Moon ‘Wobble’A NASA team found that a new phase in the lunar orbit will increase sunny-day flooding by as much as four times by the mid-2030s.
  13. climate change
    The Amazon May Now Actually Be Making Climate Change WorseA study shows that the destruction of the Amazon rainforest is dampening its ability to act as a carbon sink.
  14. budget
    Senate Dems Start Loading a $3.5 Trillion Bazooka to Pass Biden’s AgendaA new agreement would dodge a Republican filibuster to expand the welfare state, but many issues are yet to be resolved.
  15. climate change
    How Hot Is It? Well, the Hoover Dam Is Running Out of WaterBroiling temperatures exacerbated by climate change are causing a major drought.
  16. 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.”
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. extreme heat
    It Is Mind-Bogglingly Hot in the Pacific Northwest Right NowSo hot that Olympic track-and-field trials had to be postponed.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. our climate
    Is 1.5 Degrees Still Possible?Sudden decarbonization seems tantalizingly close to reality, but steep challenges to limiting global warming remain.
  26. our climate
    Is This Concrete’s Breakthrough Moment?New technology could turn it from a climate problem into part of the climate solution.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. our climate
    America Needs a Climate-Sane Republican Party. Here’s What One Would Look Like.A better world will require a better opposition.
  33. our climate
    What If New York Stopped Knocking Down Buildings?A vast amount of captured carbon would stay where it is.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. cityscape
    New York’s First Climate Adaptation Battle Is HereThe city wants to bury East River Park to save it.
  37. 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.
  38. the national interest
    How the American Right Lost Its Chance to Get Sane on Climate ChangeA brainless Republican Party stands alone in its denial.
  39. climate change
    Why the World Can’t Trust America on ClimateAnd what Democrats can do about it.
  40. 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.
  41. climate change
    Global Recovery Wipes Out Most of 2020’s Decline in Carbon EmissionsA “dire warning” from the International Energy Agency’s new report.
  42. climate change
    New York Magazine’s David Wallace-Wells Testifies Before the Senate on ClimateAuthor of The Uninhabitable Earth on the cost of inaction.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  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. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. politics
    What the Filibuster Has Cost AmericaThe damage has been massive, and it’s past time for reform.
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