It's 27 degrees in Okaton today. Here's the news—
Mark Shimabukuro, New York Times (Tweet)
After a year when climate-related disasters seemed to become the norm, the team will be monitoring a 2021 that is pivotal for the world.
Jill Cowan, New York Times (Tweet)
Wednesday: The year’s almost over. It’s been illuminating.
Henry Fountain, New York Times (Tweet)
With a deadline looming and weak interest from oil companies, the state of Alaska may step in and buy leases in the hope of reassigning them later. Some analysts saw that as a long shot.
Mark Shimabukuro and Claire O’Neill, New York Times (Tweet)
Also this week: Your New Year’s climate resolutions
Times Insider Staff and Clay Hickson, New York Times (Tweet)
Each day, our editors collect the most interesting, striking or delightful facts to appear in articles throughout the paper. Here are 74 from the past year that were the most revealing.
Joel Rose, NPR (Tweet)
Misinformation about the election and the coronavirus is also gaining a foothold in American society, according to a new NPR/Ipsos poll.
Ian Livingston, The Washington Post (Tweet)
The year ranked among the top 10 warmest and wettest in D.C. while air quality was the best in decades.
Michelle Ye Hee Lee, The Washington Post (Tweet)
Through get-out-the-vote efforts in person and on TikTok, young voters are rivaling the early turnout in the general election in Georgia.
Umair Irfan, Vox (Tweet)
A record number of billion-dollar disasters struck the US in 2020 amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Brian Resnick, Vox (Tweet)
Let “natural herd immunity” as a pandemic relief strategy be extinguished with the end of 2020.
Rick Noack, The Washington Post (Tweet)
2020 wasn't all bad.