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.
After a Weekend of Deadly Shootings, Republicans Offer Renewed Support for Red Flag Laws
Seventeen states and Washington, D.C., already have such legislation, also known as extreme risk protection order laws, in place.
A Prominent Leader of the Women's March Was Among Those Removed From the Democratic Debate for Protesting
Detroit police removed a group of protesters that criticized Bill de Blasio's handling of police brutality as well as protesters from an immigrants' rights group.
Yellowstone Grizzly Bears Are Back on the Protected Species List
The restoration is a victory for many conservationists and environmentalists, although not everyone sees it that way.
The U.S. Soccer Federation Claims the Women's Team Actually Earns More Than the Men's Team, Prompting Backlash
Both the men's and women's national teams have disputed the USSF's claims.
Kamala Harris' Student Debt Forgiveness Plan Is Part of a Broader Proposal to Help Black Entrepreneurs
The plan, which has drawn intense criticism for its specificity, is just one piece of a bigger proposal.
Wildfire Season Is Here, and More Homeowners Are Losing Insurance
California homeowners with mortgages are required by law to have home insurance, leaving many to scramble to find a new plan before a potentially devastating blaze hits.
Key Takeaways From Biden's Criminal Justice Reform Plan
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden unveiled a wide-reaching plan on Tuesday with goals to reduce prison populations, create a more just society, and increase community safety.
As Unrest Escalates in Hong Kong, Pro-Democracy Demonstrators' List of Demands Lengthens
Here's what you need to know about the development of the conflict in Hong Kong and the protesters' motivations.
A Report on 'Killer Heat' Reiterates How Climate Change Puts Vulnerable Populations at the Greatest Risk
The Union of Concerned Scientists warns that extreme heat days will become more frequent and severe if carbon emissions continue at current levels.
The NYPD Officer Accused of Choking Eric Garner Will Not Be Charged With Civil Rights Violations
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.
Amazon Prime Day Strikes and Boycotts: A Reading List
We're highlighting stories from our archives on the effectiveness, implications, and origins of corporate boycotts and strikes.
The Secretary of Labor Wants to Cut Funding for an Agency That Combats Human Trafficking
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.
A Florida Principal's Reassignment Raises Questions About the Quality of Holocaust Education
Recent research suggests that, countrywide, Holocaust educational efforts aren't going far enough.
The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team Is the Best in the World and Still Can't Get Equal Pay
The United States Soccer Federation has argued the women generate less revenue—a claim that is not supported by the current evidence.
The U.S. Virgin Islands Bans Potentially Dangerous Sunscreen Chemicals
The science community is still debating these ingredients' effects on the environment.
Student Loan Interest Rates Were Just Lowered. Why Does the Government Charge Interest in the First Place?
The federal government isn't a private bank, but it has reasons for charging interest on student loans.
West Virginia Will Now Provide Free Community College Tuition If Students Can Pass a Drug Test
The program is the first in the country to introduce drug testing as an eligibility requirement.
Meet the Suffragette So Radical She Was Written Out of the History Books
A new biography sheds light on the suffragette movement's attempts to cover up its own more radical past.
A Week of Mourning After the Christchurch Shootings (in Photos)
Communities across continents held vigils, protests, moments of silence, and prayer services.
A New CDC Study Shows a Dramatic Increase In Fentanyl Deaths
Between 2011 and 2016, drug overdose deaths in the United States involving the synthetic opioid fentanyl dramatically increased, according to a report released Thursday.
This Spring's Predicted Flood Risks: An Essential Reading List
A report from NOAA warns that two-thirds of the lower 48 states are expected to face increased precipitation and flood risk through May.
Facebook Announces Plans to Stop Discrimination in Housing, Employment, and Credit Advertising
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 D.C. Sniper Case Moves to the Supreme Court, Reopening Questions About Juvenile Sentencing
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.
Maryland Could Be the First State to Ban Styrofoam Food Containers
The proposed law would prevent food service businesses and schools from providing or selling any foam food containers, plates, cups, trays, or egg cartons.
A New U.N. Report Calls for Urgent Environmental Action to Mitigate Premature Deaths and Other Threats
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.
Airlines Are Grounding Boeing 737 Max 8 Planes Out of Caution (and Fear)
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.
Trump's 2020 Budget Would Slash Funding for EPA Programs
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.
The Opening of Turkey's Largest Mosque (in Photos)
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan championed the construction of the mosque, which has a capacity of 63,000 people.
The U.S. Women's Soccer Team Lawsuit Is the Latest to Illuminate the Astounding Wage Gap in Professional Sports
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.
A New Drug for Severe Depression Could Make Treatment More Accessible
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.
Heavy Winter Precipitation May Not Impact Fire Season in California
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.
The National Park Service Authorized Over $250 Million in 'Unobligated' Funds to Keep Parks Open During the Shutdown
A Senate subcommittee is looking into the legality of the decision to tap into the recreation fees for operational costs.
Unseasonal Warmth and Wildfires in the U.K. (in Photos)
People took advantage of the warmth, but along with the mild weather came the eruption of multiple wildfires.
Jay Inslee's Track Record on Climate Change and Other Key Issues
The Washington State governor joined the crowded field of Democratic presidential candidates on Friday.
A Video-Sharing App Collected Sensitive Data From Millions of Children Under 13
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.
Is Michael Cohen the First Person to Testify Before Congress After Being Convicted of Lying to Congress?
It depends on how you define "lying to Congress."
South Dakota Could Be the Next State to Ban Vaping in Public Places
The state is moving to prohibit vaping in public and in most places of employment.
A Federal Judge Says It's Unconstitutional to Only Draft Men. Could the U.S. Start Drafting Women Into the Military?
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.
Residents Fear the Return of an Ireland–U.K. Border (in Photos)
Questions remain over what will happen at the border after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union.
Should We Lower the Voting Age? California and Oregon Are the Latest States to Try.
Bills introduced in California and Oregon are the latest in an ongoing movement to enfranchise more young people.