More Americans Agree On Going Green Than You Might Think
More Americans Agree On Going Green Than You Might Think
in Environment by Melissa De Witte
While the United States is deeply divided on many issues, there is remarkable consensus on climate change, according to…
Taxpayers Will Back A Carbon Tax If They Get A Check In The Mail
Taxpayers Will Back A Carbon Tax If They Get A Check In The Mail
in Environment by Werner Antweiler and Sumeet Gulati
Ontario’s new premier, Doug Ford, is scrapping the province’s cap-and-trade program, designed to reward businesses that…
How Ideas Of Adulthood Are Changing Around The World
How Ideas Of Adulthood Are Changing Around The World
in Trends by James McCue
Around the world, the idea of adulthood - when it happens and how it is defined - is being challenged.
The Political Split On Climate Change Isn’t So Wide After All
The Political Split On Climate Change Isn’t So Wide After All
in Environment by Shelly Leachman
Just how far apart are Republicans and Democrats when it comes to views on climate change? Not all that far, a new…
Do I Want An Always-on Digital Assistant Listening In All The Time?
Do I Want An Always-on Digital Assistant Listening In All The Time?
in Privacy and Security by Heather Woods
The smart device market is exploding. Smart home kits for retrofitting “non-smart” houses have become cheaper.
Scientists Finally Have An Explanation For The Gaia Puzzle
Scientists Finally Have An Explanation For The Gaia Puzzle
in Environment by James Dyke and Tim Lenton
While there is good evidence for life at least 3.7 billion years ago, we don’t know precisely when it started.
Why A Growing Mistrust In Democracy Is Causing Extremism And Strongman Politics To Flourish
Why A Growing Mistrust In Democracy Is Causing Extremism And Strongman Politics To Flourish
in Democracy by Mark Triffitt
The percentage of Americans who say they “can trust the government always or most of the time” has been below 30% since…
How Your Flip-flops Reveal The Dark Side Of Globalization
How Your Flip-flops Reveal The Dark Side Of Globalization
in Environment by Caroline Knowles
Flip flops may look simple and cheap, but they are part of a bigger and more complicated story. Many of us may regard…
Revisiting Jimmy Carter's Truth Telling Sermon To Americans
Revisiting Jimmy Carter's Truth Telling Sermon To Americans
in Reforms by David Swartz
Nearly 40 years ago, on July 15, 1979, President Jimmy Carter went on national television to share with millions of…
How Roe V. Wade Changed The Lives Of American Women
How Roe V. Wade Changed The Lives Of American Women
in Culture Wars by Constance Shehan
The U.S. Supreme Court granted women an essential degree of reproductive freedom on on Jan. 22, 1973, by supporting the…
Working With Nature Can Help Us Build Greener Cities Instead Of Urban Slums
Working With Nature Can Help Us Build Greener Cities Instead Of Urban Slums
in Climate Adaptation by Paul Osmond
A more strategic approach to urban growth can ensure our cities maintain adequate green space and become low-carbon,…
How Would Alien Civilizations Deal With Climate Change?
How Would Alien Civilizations Deal With Climate Change?
in Climate Impacts by Lindsey Valich
New research asks a big question: Is there such a thing as a sustainable civilization, perhaps one that lies far beyond…
Why Mexico's Election Was A Victory For Democracy Itself
Why Mexico's Election Was A Victory For Democracy Itself
in Democracy by Rupert Knox
Andrés Manuel López Obrador, popularly known as AMLO, won a landslide victory in Mexico’s presidential elections. He…
The Creative, Climate-Saving Magic of Beavers
The Creative, Climate-Saving Magic of Beavers
in Environment by Ben Goldfarb
Beavers are ecological Swiss Army knives, capable of tackling water quality, flooding, and climate change.
Why Mexico's Historic Elections May Bring About Big Change
Why Mexico's Historic Elections May Bring About Big Change
in Elections by Jordi Díez
The election of a leftist party in Mexico for the first time in decades has the potential to transform the country as…
Why Marijuana Prohibition Is Racist And Criminal, Harms Kids, and Ruins Lives
Why Marijuana Prohibition Is Racist And Criminal, Harms Kids, and Ruins Lives
in Trends by Johann Hari
Author Johann Hari makes a great case for the legalization of marijuana. Not only would it create a new stream of tax…
Why Can't We Just Pull CO2 Out Of The Air?
Why Can't We Just Pull CO2 Out Of The Air?
in Climate Solutions by Peter Styring and Katy Armstrong
More people than ever are acutely aware that rising levels of carbon dioxide (CO₂) in the atmosphere are accelerating…
How Paris Is Building The Eco-community Of The Future
How Paris Is Building The Eco-community Of The Future
in Environment by Susannah Shmurak
The Clichy-Batignolles eco-district aims to set a new standard in sustainable urban design.
How Climate Change Is Increasing The Risk Of Wildfires
How Climate Change Is Increasing The Risk Of Wildfires
in Environment by Fabrizio Manco
These fires are becoming more common and one of the reasons for this is climate change.
How Canadians Are Going Trump Free
How Canadians Are Going Trump Free
in Economy by Sylvain Charlebois
Everywhere on social media, Canadians are encouraging one another to go “Trump-free” — that is, to shop for groceries…
How Your Tweets Could Be Used As Evidence Against You
How Your Tweets Could Be Used As Evidence Against You
in Justice by Nicola Antoniou and Eleanor Scarlett
As we increasingly use social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and WhatsApp to communicate with…
How Cyber Criminals Are Increasingly Targeting The Tourism Market
How Cyber Criminals Are Increasingly Targeting The Tourism Market
in Privacy and Security by Joe Burton
Imagine if a hacker shut down the baggage handling system of one of the world’s busiest airports.
Where Are All The Dead City Pigeons?
Where Are All The Dead City Pigeons?
in Environment by Steve Portugal
It may not seem like one of life’s great mysteries, but a quick internet search reveals that people from across the…
Urban Forests Can Store Almost As Much Carbon As Tropical Rainforests
Urban Forests Can Store Almost As Much Carbon As Tropical Rainforests
in Environment by Mathias Disney
Most people would never think of London as a forest. Yet there are actually more trees in London than people.
The Hope Of A Blue Wave Is Dangerous To Democracy
The Hope Of A Blue Wave Is Dangerous To Democracy
in Democracy by Chris Winters
The best way to discourage voting—and thwart democracy—is to predict a big win for any party. Here’s what the primaries…
Understanding Asylum Seekers Forced To Migrate From Central America
Understanding Asylum Seekers Forced To Migrate From Central America
in Justice by Catesby Holmes
Since President Donald Trump ordered border officials to criminally prosecute all people caught trying to cross the…
Philosophy Shrugged: Ignoring Ayn Rand Won’t Make Her Go Away
Philosophy Shrugged: Ignoring Ayn Rand Won’t Make Her Go Away
in Culture Wars by Skye C Cleary
Philosophers love to hate Ayn Rand. It’s trendy to scoff at any mention of her. One philosopher told me that: ‘No one…
For Those Who Would Save the Earth, Boldness Has Genius, Power and Magic
For Those Who Would Save the Earth, Boldness Has Genius, Power and Magic
in Environment by David Brower with Steve Chapple
"Until one is committed there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of…
Why Poverty Is Rising Faster In Suburbs Than In Cities
Why Poverty Is Rising Faster In Suburbs Than In Cities
in Inequality by Scott W. Allard
According to a May 2018 report from the Pew Research Center, since 2000, suburban counties have experienced sharper…
4 Myths About The Homeless
4 Myths About The Homeless
in Inequality by Karen A Snedker and Jennifer McKinney
An increasing number of people are sleeping outside in tents, doorways, and under bridges. In the United States,…
The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
in Culture Wars by Peter Ghosh
Max Weber’s famous text The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism (1905) is surely one of the most…
A Bird’s Eye View Of New Zealand's Changing Glaciers
A Bird’s Eye View Of New Zealand's Changing Glaciers
in Climate by Andrew Lorrey; Andrew Mackintosh and Brian Anderson
Every March, glacier “watchers” take to the skies to photograph snow and ice clinging to high peaks along the length of…
What A Privacy Policy That's Easy To Understand Could Look Like
Here's What A Privacy Policy That's Easy To Understand Could Look Like
in Privacy and Security by Alexander Krumpholz and Raj Gaire
We need a simple system for categorising data privacy settings, similar to the way Creative Commons specifies how work…
What We Do to Nature, We Do to Ourselves
What We Do to Nature, We Do to Ourselves
in Climate Impacts by Charles Eisenstein
I am afraid my message is going to be controversial. You see, I think there are deep problems with the standard climate…
How Your Genome May Have Already Been Hacked
How Your Genome May Have Already Been Hacked
in Privacy and Security by Norman A. Paradis
California law enforcement announced the possible capture of a long-sought serial killer. Shortly after, it was…
Why A Healthy Diet Isn't Always Possible For Low-Income Americans
Why A Healthy Diet Isn't Always Possible For Low-Income Americans
in Inequality by Lindsey Haynes-Maslow
While researching how hard it is for low-income Americans to eat healthy on tight budgets, I’ve often found a mismatch…
The Slippery Slope Of Dehumanizing Language
The Slippery Slope Of Dehumanizing Language
in Culture Wars by Allison Skinner
Comparing people to animals seems to increasingly be a part of our political discourse. In a range of studies,…
How Work And Living Conditions Can Kill Us (or Keep Us Healthy)
How Work And Living Conditions Can Kill Us (or Keep Us Healthy)
in Healthcare by Dennis Raphael
Living and working conditions are the primary causes of good health, and disease and premature death as well. Far more…
Exploring Common Ground To Preserve And Enhance Our Quality Of Life
Exploring Common Ground To Preserve And Enhance Our Quality Of Life
in Reforms by Robert Theobald
People can no longer leave sociocultural, as well as economic, decisions to a few controllers, while themselves…
How Mormons Are Confronting A History Of Church Racism
How Mormons Are Confronting A History Of Church Racism
in Culture Wars by Matthew Bowman
On June 1 of this year, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – or the Mormons – will celebrate the 40th…
How Christian Media Is Shaping American Politics
How Christian Media Is Shaping American Politics
in Elections by Jason C. Bivins
For Americans growing up between the 1950s and the 1980s, religion was not a regular presence on television. Today is…
Recent Australian Droughts May Be The Worst In 800 Year
Recent Australian Droughts May Be The Worst In 800 Years
in Climate Impacts by Mandy Freund, Ben Henley, Kathryn Alle and Patrick Baker
Australia is a continent defined by extremes, and recent decades have seen some extraordinary climate events. But…
Lessons from the Homeless: Vital Principles of Sharing and Simplicity
Vital Principles of Sharing and Simplicity That I Learned from the Homeless
in Environment by Wayne Teasdale
I have come to believe that people living on the street have a lot to offer us: profound insights gleaned as we process…
How It Pays To Invest In Biodiversity
How It Pays To Invest In Biodiversity
in Environment by Rashid Sumaila
In 2010, 193 countries stepped up to halt the global decline of biodiversity by 2020 as part of their commitment to the…
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