Colonization Made California a Tinderbox: Why Indigenous Land Stewardship Would Help Combat Climate Fires

We examine California’s history of forest management and how a century of fire suppression has made the current climate fires even more destructive. For thousands of years, Native American tribes in...

Thai protesters back on streets to demand political change

Bangkok, Thailand - Pro-democracy protesters are gathering in Thailand's capital, in what is expected to be the largest rally in weeks of anti-government demonstrations and the biggest since a military coup in...

“I Don’t Believe Sandy Committed Suicide”: #BlackLivesMatter Co-Founders Speak Out on Sandra Bland

As a Movement for Black Lives Convening is set to take place this weekend in Cleveland, we discuss the case of Sandra Bland and many others who have died in the...

The Conscience of Silicon Valley

Tech oracle Jaron Lanier warned us all about the evils of social media. Too few of us listened. Now, in the most chaotic of moments, his fears—and his bighearted solutions—are more...

Big Oil <3 Police

Our modern world is full of unholy alliances. Evangelicals and President Donald Trump, Sprint and T-Mobile, pickles and trash beer (actually, that last one sounds awesome). But there are few relationships as toxic as...

The problems AI has today go back centuries

In March of 2015, protests broke out at the University of Cape Town in South Africa over the campus statue of British colonialist Cecil Rhodes. Rhodes, a mining magnate who had...

Google honors Black cartoonist and activist Jackie Ormes with new Doodle

Google's search website has been updated in honor of Jackie Ormes, a Black cartoonist and activist who challenged the disparaging portrayals of Black characters in media in the 1940s. If you go to Google.com, you'll...

A New Form of Slavery? Meet Incarcerated Firefighters Battling California’s Wildfires for $1 an...

Wildfires with the hidden men and women on the front lines of the state’s ever-growing fire season: prisoner firefighters. Of the 13,000 firefighters battling blazes across the state, more than 2,500...

Pennsylvania Gov. Demands State Legalize Marijuana To Boost Economy

While the Gov. didn’t always support cannabis, his plan includes funds that would be earmarked for “historically disadvantaged businesses.” Add Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf to the growing body of state lawmakers proposing...

Hundreds of Wildfires Choke California, as Coronavirus Sidelines Prisoner Firefighters

In California, hundreds of wildfires triggered by lightning strikes have exploded in size, fanned by gusty winds and record-high temperatures driven by the climate crisis. Governor Gavin Newsom has declared a...

Endangered destinations

Travelers with bucket lists tend to see the challenge as limited by their schedule, budget and life span. Increasingly, though, there’s a fourth dimension:...

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