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Coronavirus lockdowns have sent pollution plummeting, but environmentalists worry about what comes next as the resulting decline in carbon emissions could easily be reversed by efforts to quickly ramp up economies. (1/7) #NBCNewsThreads
The planet has benefited from the coronavirus pandemic — but only in the short term. Senior climate officer Li Shuo at Greenpeace in Beijing says it’s too early to “pop the champagne corks” and that “it’s hardly a sustainable way to reduce emissions.” (2/7)
Leader of Islamic Center of Pittsburgh announces Muslim community has raised more than $70,000 for synagogue attack victims and their families. "We just want to know what you need ... If it's people outside your next service protecting you, let us know. We'll be there."
WATCH: Emma Gonzalez names the murdered Parkland victims and observes several minutes of silence in a 6-minute, 20-second speech that covered the same time it took the gunman to kill 17 people in her high school: "Fight for your lives before it's someone else's job."
San Juan mayor: "I cannot fathom the thought that the greatest nation in the world cannot figure out the logistics for a small island..."
WATCH: Former President Carter, the oldest living former president in US history, helps lead a build of Habitat for Humanity homes in Nashville one day after falling at his home and receiving stitches above his eye.
9 years ago today, Barack Obama was elected the first African-American President of the United States.