Red America’s Compassion Fatigue: A Report From Mobile, Alabama

Divinity was everywhere I looked in Mobile, Alabama. It glinted in the language used to describe the pandemic: the purgatory of its looping ebbs and flows, the perils of congregation, the miracle of vaccines, and the blind devoutness of the sheep inoculated with them. Hoping to tap its deeply religious community’s trust, Mobile County had converted some of the city’s 370-plus places of worship into vaccination clinics.

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NASA Is Prepping for the Ravages of Climate Change

Florida’s Cape Canaveral.Joel Kowsky/NASA

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This story was originally published by Wired and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.
When Hurricane Ida made landfall in August, it buffeted NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans with rain and strong winds and shut down power in the area, forcing the site to run on generators.

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NASA Is Prepping for the Ravages of Climate Change

Florida’s Cape Canaveral.Joel Kowsky/NASA

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This story was originally published by Wired and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.
When Hurricane Ida made landfall in August, it buffeted NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans with rain and strong winds and shut down power in the area, forcing the site to run on generators.

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NASA Is Prepping for the Ravages of Climate Change

Florida’s Cape Canaveral.Joel Kowsky/NASA

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This story was originally published by Wired and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.
When Hurricane Ida made landfall in August, it buffeted NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans with rain and strong winds and shut down power in the area, forcing the site to run on generators.

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NASA Is Prepping for the Ravages of Climate Change

Florida’s Cape Canaveral.Joel Kowsky/NASA

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This story was originally published by Wired and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.
When Hurricane Ida made landfall in August, it buffeted NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans with rain and strong winds and shut down power in the area, forcing the site to run on generators.

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A Different Approach to Anti-Racism

Chloé Valdary had an unusual childhood. She grew up in a Christian family, but one that celebrated Jewish holy days. She was raised in New Orleans, a city dominated by Catholicism and its symbols, but her church was anti-Catholic. She’s black, but her first steps into identity politics and activism were in opposition to antisemitism. And even with her religious upbringing, it was something an agnostic professor said that provoked her eureka moment.

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The summer that wasn’t

Part of the Recovery Issue of The Highlight, our home for ambitious stories that explain our world.

For Abby Greetis, Lollapalooza was supposed to be a celebration of the return to normalcy. The 19-year-old was one of more than 380,000 people who let loose at the annual outdoor music festival in late July in Chicago. While the emergence of the delta variant gave her pause, with the city’s endorsement of the four-day event and two Pfizer doses under her skin, “It was like, it’s too late, I have to get my money’s worth,” Greetis says. “I paid for it. I have to have a good time.

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The summer that wasn’t

Part of the Recovery Issue of The Highlight, our home for ambitious stories that explain our world.

For Abby Greetis, Lollapalooza was supposed to be a celebration of the return to normalcy. The 19-year-old was one of more than 380,000 people who let loose at the annual outdoor music festival in late July in Chicago. While the emergence of the delta variant gave her pause, with the city’s endorsement of the four-day event and two Pfizer doses under her skin, “It was like, it’s too late, I have to get my money’s worth,” Greetis says. “I paid for it. I have to have a good time.

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The summer that wasn’t

Part of the Recovery Issue of The Highlight, our home for ambitious stories that explain our world.

For Abby Greetis, Lollapalooza was supposed to be a celebration of the return to normalcy. The 19-year-old was one of more than 380,000 people who let loose at the annual outdoor music festival in late July in Chicago. While the emergence of the delta variant gave her pause, with the city’s endorsement of the four-day event and two Pfizer doses under her skin, “It was like, it’s too late, I have to get my money’s worth,” Greetis says. “I paid for it. I have to have a good time.

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How to think about hurricane recovery, according to 3 experts

The remnants of Hurricane Ida reached the New York City area on Wednesday, battering the region with record rainfall that flooded streets, subways, and basements. New York and New Jersey declared states of emergency, and officials in the Northeast had reported more than two dozen deaths as of Thursday afternoon. Ida, which made landfall in Louisiana on Sunday, tied for the fifth-strongest hurricane in US history and has been blamed for deaths across seven states. The toll is likely to rise as surveys of the damage continue.

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