Thursday, December 17, 2020
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Thursday, December 17, 2020

It's 67 degrees in Clearwater Beach today. Here's the news—

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Wealthier, Whiter Areas Are More Likely to Get Help After Fires, Data Show

Christopher Flavelle, New York Times (Tweet)

New research offers further signs that racial and economic inequality leave some Americans more exposed to the worsening effects of climate change.

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U.K.'s Top Court Lifts Ban On Heathrow's Plans For 3rd Runway

Colin Dwyer, NPR (Tweet)

The unanimous judgment represents a stinging reversal for climate activists, who had won a lower-court ruling earlier this year against the major international hub on environmental grounds.

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Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Yasa threatens to cause a major disaster in Fiji

Andrew Freedman, The Washington Post (Tweet)

Tropical Cyclone Yasa could be one of the worst storms on record to hit the island nation.

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MacKenzie Scott Has Donated More Than $4 Billion In Last 4 Months

NPR (Tweet)

MacKenzie Scott, the author and philanthropist, says she has given away more than $4 billion in the last four months. "This pandemic has been a wrecking ball in the lives of Americans already struggling," Scott wrote in a post on Medium announcing the donatio…

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The Paris agreement is five years old. Is it working?

Lili Pike, Vox (Tweet)

New climate commitments from China, the UK, and US bring the world closer to the Paris goals.