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Yesterday β€” July 11th 2020Your RSS feeds

11 of Our Best Weekend Reads

By Anna Schaverien

Lessons from the pandemic. A car-free future. Elephants in crisis. New fiction. Ennio Morricone dies. A behind-the-scenes look at the New York City subway. And more.

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Think You’ve Seen the Subway? Not Like This You Haven’t

By David Gonzalez and Patrick Cashin

Patrick Cashin spent two decades as the official M.T.A. photographer. From the bridges to the tunnels, he showed us some of his most stunning images.

Virus crisis threatens to set back oil platform decommissioning

By admin

Oil companies are being forced to cut spending due to a fall in global oil prices, threatening funds earmarked to dismantle dated off-shore rigs, despite environmental risks.

Why New York Buses Are on the Rise in a Subway City

By Christina Goldbaum and Winnie Hu

During the coronavirus pandemic, daily ridership on buses has surpassed the subway for the first time in over half a century.

Critics Fear Amtrak Is Using Pandemic to Cut Service That Won’t Return

By Pranshu Verma

Members of Congress are angry that the rail agency is asking for more money while planning to lay off staff and reduce services. Smaller communities that rely on rail service could be badly hurt.

Could New York Finally Become a Bike City?

By Sasha von Oldershausen

A 102-year-old bicycle shop in Queens did big business during the Spanish flu, the Depression and the oil crisis of the 1970s. But the pandemic poses a new challenge for a new age.

America’s Enduring Caste System

By Isabel Wilkerson

Our founding ideals promise liberty and equality for all. Our reality is an enduring racial hierarchy that has persisted for centuries.

India Debates Skin-Tone Bias as Beauty Companies Alter Ads

By Sameer Yasir and Jeffrey Gettleman

America’s intense conversation on race has focused attention on a type of discrimination that has long vexed India.

EU Agriculture Commissioner refutes concerns over 25% organic target

By Natasha Foote

On the back of growing concern over the target for 25% of EU farmland to be farmed organically by 2030, EU Commissioner for Agriculture Janusz Wojciechowski has lent the plan his support and stressed it is achievable. But farmers are still concerned that, as it stands, supply may well outstrip demand, which they say could "kill" the sector.