Umair Irfan

Covers climate change, energy, and the environment for Vox

Covers climate change, energy, and the environment for Vox

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When the U.S. Supreme Court refused to stop a draconian new Texas abortion law, especially since Roe v.

Abortion and climate change: What will upcoming decisions mean in the long haul?

When the U.S. Supreme Court refused to stop a draconian new Texas abortion law, especially since Roe v.

from To the Point

President Biden met with Gavin Newsom and other western state governors last week to talk about the ongoing wildfire season and sell his big infrastructure package.

Will spending billions on infrastructure help address climate change? Lawmakers debate new bill

President Biden met with Gavin Newsom and other western state governors last week to talk about the ongoing wildfire season and sell his big infrastructure package.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

When political protesters were gunned down by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, was it a victory or a defeat for President Trump?

Deadly protests in Iran; divestment from fossil fuels

When political protesters were gunned down by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, was it a victory or a defeat for President Trump?

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