1. vision 2020
    Democratic National Committee Rejects Possibility of Official Climate DebateClimate protestors disrupted the DNC during the vote, which also paved the way for unofficial climate town halls to turn into de-facto debates.
  2. intelligencer chats
    Did Jay Inslee Get a Fair Shake From Voters?Intelligencer stafffers discuss the departure of the “climate candidate” from the Democratic primary.
  3. vision 2020
    Governor Jay Inslee on Why He’s Dropping Out of the 2020 White House Race“I do think we succeeded in raising the profile of climate change as an issue,” says the Democrat.
  4. climate change
    The Amazon Rainforest Is on FireVast stretches of the Amazon are burning and humans are to blame.
  5. the zucc
    Facebook Exacerbates One Problem by Trying to Solve AnotherIn reintroducing human editors, Facebook is making it easier for bad-faith critics to claim bias.
  6. urbanism
    Touring the Overlooked Islands of New YorkUnearthing our hidden histories, from buried bodies to heron sanctuaries.
  7. vision 2020
    Climate Candidate Who Proposed Climate Debate Won’t Qualify for Climate DebateA tough blow to Jay Inslee’s campaign.
  8. just asking questions
    Obama’s Deputy Interior Secretary on the Gutting of the Endangered Species ActFormer deputy Interior secretary David J. Hayes discusses how rollbacks to the law fit with the administration’s disdain for environmental regulation.
  9. cityscape
    The Berkshires Have the Culture of a Major City — and New Architecture to MatchBig-city institutions amid the cow pastures.
  10. vision 2020
    Is Beating Trump the Best Democrats Can Hope to Achieve in 2020?Maybe electability is the only candidate quality that matters if Democrats can’t figure out a way to enact their agenda.
  11. cityscape
    New Studies Say Gentrification Doesn’t Really Force Out Low-Income ResidentsIn part because it improves school integration, it may be better for lower-income residents than previously thought.
  12. the bqe
    The Brooklyn Heights Promenade Was a Robert Moses Head FakeThe story goes that he wanted the BQE rammed through the Heights and settled for the Promenade. It’s not true.
  13. gubernatorial recall
    Oregon Republicans Aim to Recall Democratic Governor Over Climate Change PlansAfter their legislators left the state to thwart a cap-and-trade bill, Republicans want to depose Brown for threatening executive action on emissions.
  14. cityscape
    New York City Is Still a Disaster for the DisabledOld infrastructure and grudging compliance add up to only moderate progress toward accessibility.
  15. the national interest
    Why a Climate Debate Is a Terrible IdeaOnce you start with the single-issue debates, there’s no end.
  16. media
    Shari Redstone’s $30 Billion TriumphBelittled by Viacom and CBS executives, mocked by journalists, and insulted by her own father, the 62-year-old heiress now sits atop a media empire.
  17. cityscape
    I ♥ Tourism: Why New York Is Better When It’s Full of Annoying VisitorsYeah, they’re in the way. But they tell the rest of the world that this is the place to be.
  18. cityscape
    A Staten Island Outlet Mall Intends to Defy the Retail ApocalypseWith bargains and lively architecture.
  19. cityscape
    Cozy Streetscapes and Big Data: Google’s Reimagining of TorontoThe public-corporate partnership on a huge scale.
  20. life after warming
    Disaster Upon DisasterFlooding and tornadoes in the Midwest. Drought and extreme heat in India. The climate future is already here, we just can’t bear to look.
  21. climate change
    Oregon Republicans Flee State to Block Action on Climate ChangeState police are on the hunt for missing GOP senators who fled Oregon Thursday to prevent Democrats from passing a cap-and-trade bill.
  22. climate change
    New York to Enact One of the Most Aggressive Climate Bills in the U.S.The bill requires the state to get 70 percent of electricity from renewable sources by 2030, and includes stipulations similar to the Green New Deal.
  23. real estate
    The Last Residents of the Hotel BossertWhat’s it like to live in a nearly abandoned building?
  24. life after warming
    We May Be Dooming Ourselves With Climate NIMBYismThe uneven incentives of climate action are driving the world to inaction. There may be no way to escape the trap.
  25. media
    Is Google Really Skimming Billions of Dollars in Revenue From the News Industry?A flawed new study claims that Google is raking it in while journalism fights for scraps.
  26. cityscape
    The Restorations of L.A.’s Eames House and Silvertop Were Not Simple JobsThe innovative materials and methods in the Eames Case Study house and John Lautner’s Silvertop can be a headache as they age.
  27. vision 2020
    Should Democrats Hold a Climate-Change Debate?Intelligencer staffers discuss whether the DNC dropped the ball by ruling one out.
  28. climate change
    Meeting Paris Climate Goals Would Save Thousands of American Lives in Heat WavesA new study shows that limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius would save 2,716 New Yorkers in a bad heat wave, compared to 3 degrees of warming.
  29. vision 2020
    Warren’s ‘Economic Patriotism’ Plan Beats Trump at His Own GameThe senator has a plausible, eco-friendly plan for reviving American manufacturing and shrinking the trade deficit.
  30. vision 2020
    Joe Biden’s Climate Plan Proves He’s a Weather VaneBiden is more of an opportunist than an ideological centrist. But the left can’t count on the wind always blowing in its direction.
  31. cityscape
    This Is the Prettiest Block in New York, And It’s Just Been Perfectly RestoredStation Square, renovated and camera-ready.
  32. urban planning
    Why New York Can’t Have Nice ThingsIt costs three times more to build a subway station here than in London or Paris. What if we could change that?
  33. climate change
    Trump Thwarts GOP Plot to Pretend His Climate Agenda Isn’t IdioticRepublicans have realized that denying climate science is unpopular and unnecessary. But Trump insists on putting the party’s dumbest face forward.
  34. whoops
    Here’s an Actual Nightmare: Naomi Wolf Learning On-Air That Her Book Is WrongSomewhere in the pantheon of anxiety dreams near “showing up to work naked” is “learning on-air that your book is totally wrong.”
  35. media
    Esquire’s Editor-in-Chief Jay Fielden Steps DownHe held the role for three years.
  36. cityscape
    How Disney Hall Transformed a Downtown L.A. Neighborhood and the City Beyond“The 90-year-old architect may yet get to walk around the effervescent urban core he envisioned with art and music at its center.”
  37. housing
    Why California Killed Its ‘Upzoning’ Bill. Again.NIMBYs get another win over efforts to preempt local zoning rules restricting housing supply.
  38. vision 2020
    Moderate Democrats’ Delusions of ‘Prudence’ Will Kill Us AllSome centrists believe that their complacency about our democratic and ecological crises makes them “prudent.” It makes them anything but.
  39. vision 2020
    Elizabeth Warren Unveils Plan for Cleaner, Greener War MachineWarren’s new climate plan focuses on greening the Pentagon. That’s a smart as a legislative tactic, but slightly off-brand as a campaign pledge.
  40. climate change
    Emissions From Trump’s NYC Properties Could Lead to Millions in FinesMayor Bill de Blasio held a rally at Trump Tower Monday to highlight greenhouse gas emissions from Trump Organization properties.
  41. life after warming
    Los Angeles Fire Season Is Beginning Again. And It Will Never End.A bulletin from our climate future.
  42. life after warming
    There’s a 49 Percent Chance the World As We Know It Will End by 2050Jared Diamond’s new book addresses itself to a world in crisis, and tries to lift some lessons for what do about it from the distant past.
  43. climate change
    Humanity Is About to Kill 1 Million Species in an Epic Murder-SuicideA new U.N. report finds that civilization is on the cusp of killing off the organisms that keep our soil fertile, seafood plentiful, and air clean.
  44. conflicts of interest
    Trump’s Nominee for U.N. Ambassador Kelly Craft Has Billion-Dollar Ties to CoalCraft once expressed climate denialism and her husband is a coal baron. She may soon represent the U.S. at the key venue for combating climate change.
  45. john singleton
    Why America Needs More Movies Like John Singleton’s RosewoodThe director’s 1997 film is one of the few to explore black experiences with racist terrorism between the Civil War and the civil-rights movement.
  46. vision 2020
    Beto O’Rourke’s Climate Change Plan Is Blandly InoffensiveThe candidate has created a policy in his own image — likable, vague, and inadequate to the task it has set for itself.
  47. suburbs
    The Suburbs Can Be Fixed. No, Really.It won’t happen in one giant swoop. But small changes can have big effects.
  48. encounter
    David Brooks Takes a Look Inside His SoulWhat does he see?
  49. the national interest
    Obama Had a Green New Deal, and It Worked. Let’s Do That Again.The Green New Deal is already floundering, but the last Democratic president showed how to actually drive progress.
  50. media
    Pro-Trump Sinclair Broadcast Group Poised for National Expansion by 2020The conservative local news giant is hiring national news anchors and bidding on regional sports stations. That could be bad news for Democrats.
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