The Union of Concerned Scientists warns that extreme heat days will become more frequent and severe if carbon emissions continue at current levels.
The decision came one day before the fifth anniversary of Garner's death and the deadline for the federal government to file charges against the officer.
We're highlighting stories from our archives on the effectiveness, implications, and origins of corporate boycotts and strikes.
Acosta, who is currently under scrutiny for his 2008 plea deal for Jeffrey Epstein, has proposed an 80 percent cut to the Bureau of International Labor Affairs' budget.
Recent research suggests that, countrywide, Holocaust educational efforts aren't going far enough.
The United States Soccer Federation has argued the women generate less revenue—a claim that is not supported by the current evidence.
The science community is still debating these ingredients' effects on the environment.
The federal government isn't a private bank, but it has reasons for charging interest on student loans.
The program is the first in the country to introduce drug testing as an eligibility requirement.
A new biography sheds light on the suffragette movement's attempts to cover up its own more radical past.
Communities across continents held vigils, protests, moments of silence, and prayer services.
Between 2011 and 2016, drug overdose deaths in the United States involving the synthetic opioid fentanyl dramatically increased, according to a report released Thursday.
A report from NOAA warns that two-thirds of the lower 48 states are expected to face increased precipitation and flood risk through May.
The company announced Tuesday that it would stop allowing advertisers of housing, jobs, and credit to target people based on characteristics such as race, gender, age, national origin, family status, and disability.
The Supreme Court will weigh whether Lee Boyd Malvo, now 34, should have a lessened sentence for his role in this crime that he took part in when he was a minor.
The proposed law would prevent food service businesses and schools from providing or selling any foam food containers, plates, cups, trays, or egg cartons.
To get on track to achieve sustainability goals, the report outlines a series of changes to the global systems of food production, energy, and waste management.
Two recent deadly plane crashes have prompted many countries to direct airlines to ground these planes out of concern that the crashes may be the result of a failure of the model.
Though the Trump administration's attempted deep cuts have had historically minimal impact on the agency's budget, they offer further evidence of the Trump administration's lack of concern for federal environmental protection.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan championed the construction of the mosque, which has a capacity of 63,000 people.
All 28 members of the team are suing the U.S. Soccer Federation for gender discrimination, arguing that they are paid less than their male peers despite having the same job responsibilities and achieving superior results.
Scientists have studied the potential for ketamine to treat severe depression for years, but this is the first time the FDA has indicated its use as an antidepressant.
Wet weather may seem like good news for the drought-plagued state, but a new study finds that it will have minimal effects on wildfire season.
A Senate subcommittee is looking into the legality of the decision to tap into the recreation fees for operational costs.
People took advantage of the warmth, but along with the mild weather came the eruption of multiple wildfires.
The Washington State governor joined the crowded field of Democratic presidential candidates on Friday.
The Federal Trade Commission has fined the video-sharing social media app TikTok $5.7 million for illegally collecting data of children under 13, a record-setting amount for a child privacy violation.
It depends on how you define "lying to Congress."
Though the judge's ruling does not make a call to action, a federal commission is currently reviewing the possibility of expanding the Selective Service registration requirement to women.
Questions remain over what will happen at the border after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union.
Bills introduced in California and Oregon are the latest in an ongoing movement to enfranchise more young people.
A new study from the Pew Research Center shows 70 percent of teens see depression and anxiety as a major problem among their peers.
In a high-security lab in Italy, scientists have launched a large-scale experiment to genetically modify mosquitoes with an end goal of potentially eradicating malaria in Africa.
In Los Angeles, a city known for its sunshine and mild temperatures, more homeless people died of hypothermia last year than in New York City and San Francisco combined.
Several states have recently introduced bills that could interfere with the teaching of scientifically founded theories on climate change in public school science curricula.
The ongoing protests, which have claimed at least nine lives, have been characterized by tire burning, road blockages, and violent crime.
We've highlighted Pacific Standard's best stories on the national emergency over a border wall.
The American Civil Liberties Union and the Human Rights Campaign have spoken out against the South Dakota bill, arguing that it would further stigmatize transgender youth
Over 100 members of Congress refused their paychecks in solidarity with unpaid workers.
The five-week partial government shutdown fell during a critical window for fire-prone states to lessen the impact of the coming fire season through prescribed burns.
Here's how the Year of the Pig began in different parts of Asia.
The Supreme Court denied Domineque Ray's request to have his Muslim imam in the room during his lethal injection, raising questions of religious discrimination. But his trial and death sentence were an uphill battle from the start.