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Elizabeth Kolbert

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Elizabeth Kolbert is a staff writer at the New Yorker, covering environmental issues. She is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History.

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Hurricane Irma is not what it used to be, but it's still doing plenty of damage.

Hurricane Irma's not over yet

Hurricane Irma is not what it used to be, but it's still doing plenty of damage.

from To the Point

At the Paris climate talks today, President François Hollande of France said that global warming is a security threat on par with terrorism. Others have made more direct links.

Terrorism and Climate Change

At the Paris climate talks today, President François Hollande of France said that global warming is a security threat on par with terrorism. Others have made more direct links.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Earth has lived through 5 mass extinctions of animals and plants. The last one - 66 million years ago -  took out the dinosaurs.

The Sixth Extinction

The Earth has lived through 5 mass extinctions of animals and plants. The last one - 66 million years ago -  took out the dinosaurs.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Ambassador Wendy Sherman admits she “lost it,” and broke down in “tears of anger and frustration” as lead negotiator for the Iran Nuclear Deal.

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It’s been one year since a gunman killed 17 people and wounded 17 others at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

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Listen to America change… one person at a time. For these six people, the politics of the Trump era have changed everyday life.

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Amazon’s CEO accused American Media Incorporated of trying to extort him by threatening to publish embarrassing photos.

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Politically, Trump’s great wall may not be worth the government shutdown. But it appeals to his base, including evangelical Christians.

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President Trump is delivering his State of the Union address, which the White House says will outline a "policy agenda both parties can rally behind."

After a week of scandals, Virginia Democrats are in disarray.

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The government reopens (for now) after Trump caves on his wall demands.

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