List of people killed in officer-involved incidents growing

List of people killed in officer-involved incidents growing. Reading the names of African Americans killed by police in or near Minneapolis alone can boggle the mind, and of course these are...

Neoliberal obesity and coronavirus in Mexico

In August, the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca banned the sale of junk food and sugary drinks to children under the age of 18. Mexico's Assistant Health Secretary Hugo Lopez-Gatell, who has denounced soda as "bottled poison",...

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...

“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...

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...

Death Valley Hits 130 Degrees, Possibly the Highest Temperature Ever Recorded

In California, the thermometer in Death Valley hit 130 degrees Sunday, which may be the highest temperature ever recorded on Earth. Scientists are working to confirm the reading, but say that...

National Grid Wants to Install a Pipeline Across Brooklyn, and New Yorkers Aren’t Happy

If you've ever attended a climate strike or seen one on TV, chances are you've seen climate-conscious demonstrators protesting fracking. Fracking is a hugely controversial oil extraction process that takes 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: how much longer a destination or experience,...

What Are Clarke’s Laws?

Clarke's Laws are a series of three rules attributed to science fiction legend Arthur C. Clarke, intended to help define ways to consider claims about the future of scientific developments. These...

U.S. Senator Wants Answers From Adam Silver About NBA’s China Relationship

A U.S. Senator is demanding answers from NBA commissioner Adam Silver on his league’s relationship with China. In a letter sent Tuesday to Silver, Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) expressed “concern” over the...

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