How Your Student Debt Keeps Growing—Even When You Keep Paying

Some loan payment plans aren’t enough to cover interest, and a punishing tax bill can await years down the line.

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Why Student Debt Keeps Growing—Even When Borrowers Keep Paying

Some loan payment plans aren’t enough to cover interest, and a punishing tax bill can await years down the line.

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‘Total devastation’ after wildfire charges through Colorado towns

FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams Resigns

The Trump administration holdover had fought publicly with Democrats who now make up a majority of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. board over control of the agency’s policy agenda.

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‘Don’t Look Up’ review: DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence headline  scathing climate-change satire that occasionally veers off course

In a grand science fiction tradition, “Don’t Look Up” uses a disaster-movie framework as a metaphor for a reality-based crisis, with a huge comet hurtling toward Earth as a surrogate for indifference to addressing climate change. Yet this star-studded, extremely provocative satire at times veers off course itself, partially undermining its admirable qualities with the broadness of its tone.

How This Pandemic Has Left Us Less Prepared for the Next One

China put up barriers to studying the origins of Covid-19, leading to a conflict that means less scientific collaboration and more mistrust among global powers that must work together to head off the next disaster.

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Climate Catastrophe: The View from Chuck E. Cheese

Might be the best metaphor to come out of 2021.

Colorado wildfire: Marshall fire may have destroyed 1,000 homes in Boulder County, officials say

The Marshall fire that tore through parts of Superior and Louisville may have destroyed up to 1,000 homes, Gov. Jared Polis and Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle said Friday.

Jeff Goodell on the Doomsday Glacier

Jeff Goodell’s recent Rolling Stone piece about Thwaites Glacier has gotten a lot of attention, as has the story generally. See MSNBC’s Chris Hayes talk with Jeff from last night, above. My concern, that I shared with Jeff, was that there is a lot of confusion about the difference between “ice shelf” and “ice sheet”. […]

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Record snowfall offers reprieve to dry California – but drought remains

Despite a promising start to the water year, there’s a long way to go before the state overcomes deficits left by dry conditions