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How Much Can Dietary Changes and Food Production Practices Help Mitigate Climate Change?

Food policy experts weigh in on the possibilities of individual diet choices and sustainable production methods.

Berenise sostiene su hermano de dos años, Manuelito. Ella pasa mucho de su tiempo libre cuidando por su hermano menor. (Photo: Jerry Redfern)

Las Manos Jóvenes Que Nos Alimentan

Se calcula que 524,000 niños trabajan inimaginables largas horas en los agotadores campos agrícolas de Estados Unidos, y todo es perfectamente legal.

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Twenty-Five Must-Read Books for Fall of 2019

Our staffers and contributors highlight the most urgent and exciting titles coming this fall—from fiction to non-fiction, poetry to prose.

Cameroon Refugees

'People Are Being Killed Like Flies': Denied Asylum in the U.S., Cameroonians Fear Increasing Violence Back Home

Martin fled Cameroon when security forces imprisoned his father and started regularly raiding Anglophone villages. The U.S. government might send him back.

A digital illustration, released on September 15th, 2011, by NASA, of the newly discovered gaseous planet Kepler-16b orbiting its two stars.

Outer Space Treaties Didn't Anticipate the Privatization of Space Travel. Can They Be Enforced?

If human civilization begins to expand into space, will colonists feel loyalty to their country, their planet, or Elon Musk?

A long exposure picture of a Perseid meteor crossing the night sky and stars trails.

The Fault in Our Star Names

The International Astronomical Union has established a committee to finalize a list of official star names. Some companies offer unofficial naming rights for purchase. But the voices of certain communities are often left behind.

Visitors look at vegetables growing under artificial light on a vertical farm, in the IKEA: Gardening Will Save the World garden, in London on May 20th, 2019.

The Farms of the Future Were Built for Outer Space. Will They Work on Earth?

It will be years until NASA is ready for a journey to the red planet, but if Earth continues to suffer from climate change, Mars could come to us.

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PS Picks: Yaeji's Cutting Commentary on Beauty Routines

PS Picks is a selection of the best things that the magazine's staff and contributors are reading, watching, or otherwise paying attention to in the worlds of art, politics, and culture.

Left to right: actors Robin Gerber and Carl Thelander, with artistic director Robert Egan.

Can Live Theater Help Spur Climate Action?

This year's Ojai Playwrights Conference tackled the existential threat of climate change.

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