Thursday, August 5, 2021

Tag: science

Great Barrier Reef in danger: Don’t fight the diagnosis, fight the...

My plea to the government and to my fellow Australians: Don’t let politics thwart science. Don’t fight the diagnosis. Fight the threats. The world is watching and the clock is ticking.

The myth that meat is essential for human health could harm...

Americans eat more meat per capita than any other country, even though meat consumption is linked to heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

To save planet, solve twin crises of climate change and species...

Some climate solutions can actually harm biodiversity. But there are synergistic solutions that can tackle both issues.

Most Americans don’t approve of animal testing—will the U.S. Congress finally...

The Humane Research and Testing Act seeks to move the U.S. toward more ethical methods of researching human disease that don’t involve animals.

If we don’t protect 30% of the natural world by 2030,...

We are to blame for the biggest extinction event in human history. But there is a solution if we take urgent action now.

A leaking oil refinery on St. Croix gives Biden his first...

Nearly 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for the closure of a controversial oil and gas facility that has sickened residents of the U.S. Virgin Island.

USDA may allow genetically modified trees to be released into the...

A genetically engineered chestnut tree may be the first to spread into forests, setting dangerous global precedents.

Live animal markets should be closed to prevent the next pandemic

Wet markets are perfect breeding grounds for pathogens that can jump from animals to humans.

Damming rivers is terrible for human rights, ecosystems and food security

Despite industry rhetoric, hydropower is high-cost and high-risk. There are better options for a post-pandemic recovery and a renewable energy future.

Science wins at the interior department

We will continue to watch, demand, and ensure that science guides the critical decisions being made by the Biden administration.

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Obama wants his private presidential center on public land—and mainstream media is looking the...

Advocates say an alternate site in Washington Park is less disruptive and more beneficial to the community and the environment.

A global anti-Olympics movement rises to challenge the games’ darker side

“The Olympics Games put tremendous pressure on the host city’s local budget, crash the democratic government process and destroy the environment."

The far right’s new-old war on women

From the Trumpists who attacked the U.S. Capitol to far-right populists in Europe, insecurities about women are a major ideological motivation that often goes underappreciated. Mainstream conservatives, in particular, should be wary of the role that gender issues play in opening the door to extremists.

The Right’s grotesque, negative learning curve is steadily demolishing its national brand

For a white nationalist base obsessed with “losing its country” (and dominance) to outsiders and non-whites, won’t chronic, severe political whoppers achieve exactly its worst fear?

How Civil Rights Leader Bob Moses used math literacy to push for racial equality

The Algebra Project is a nonprofit dedicated to helping students from historically marginalized communities develop math literacy.