Climate Models Predict The World Will Be Anomalously Warm Until 2022
Climate Models Predict The World Will Be Anomalously Warm
in Climate by Florian Sévellec
We developed a new prediction system we call PROCAST (PROabilistic foreCAST), and used it to predict the natural…
How Homeless Women Have Little Choice But To Use Sex For Survival
How Homeless Women Have Little Choice But To Use Sex For Survival
in Inequality by Juliet Watson
Women comprise 42% of Australia’s homeless population. Not only do many women become homeless due to family violence,…
This Solar-Powered Still Can Make Fresh Water From Salty Water
This Solar-Powered Still Can Make Fresh Water From Salty Water
in Climate Adaptation by Greta Guest
Local people collect water from a muddy waterhole in 2006 in San Marcos Tlacoyalco. The Tehuacan Valley South-East of…
What Happened When Walmart Tried To Make Sustainability Affordable
What Happened When Walmart Tried To Make Sustainability Affordable
in Environment by Andrew Spicer and David Graham Hyatt
For Lee Scott, who ran Walmart from 2000 to 2009, the arrival of his granddaughter not only convinced him the threat of…
How Antidepressants Are Changing Animals' Behavior
How Antidepressants Are Changing Animals' Behavior
in Environment by Alex Ford
New research shows that female starlings fed food spiked with the antidepressant fluxoxetine (Prozac), were less…
Poverty's Impact On Well-being Is Hard To Ignore
Poverty's Impact On Well-being Is Hard To Ignore
in Inequality by Lisa Scullion and Graeme Sherriff
Life expectancy in the UK varies dramatically depending on where you live. As a recent BBC Panorama investigation…
Farmers Are Drawing Groundwater From The Giant Ogallala Aquifer Faster Than Nature Replaces It
Farmers Are Drawing Groundwater From The Giant Ogallala Aquifer Faster Than Nature Replaces It
in Environment by Char Miller
Every summer the U.S. Central Plains go dry, leading farmers to tap into groundwater to irrigate sorghum, soy, cotton,…
Your Voting Habits May Depend On When You Registered To Vote
Your Voting Habits May Depend On When You Registered To Vote
in Democracy by Enrijeta Shino and Daniel A. Smith
When eligible citizens register to vote, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they will turn out.
Why Compostable Plastics May Be No Better For The Environment
Why Compostable Plastics May Be No Better For The Environment
in Environment by Thomas Neitzert
Single-use biodegradable plastics include claims that they break down quickly into benign end products, but the reality…
From Little to Big: What Would Be Good For Us To Expand?
From Little to Big: What Would Be Good For Us To Expand?
in Activism by Marie T. Russell
What would be good for us to expand? Our caring heart would be a great place to start. We can start caring more about…
Basic Income Is A No-brainer In Economic Hard Times
Basic Income Is A No-brainer In Economic Hard Times
in Economy by Catherine L. Mah
Ontario’s minister of children, community and social services just announced that the Canadian province’s landmark…
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Holy Dog, It's "Hot As Spain!"
in Climate by Robert Jennings, InnerSelf.com
Now it's so hot in Europe that dogs are having to wear shoes. While a nice sunny day may seem like the perfect time for…
Is LED Lighting A Global Blight To Health
Is LED Lighting A Global Blight To Health
in Environment by Richard G Bugs Stevens
Light pollution is often characterized as a soft issue in environmentalism. This perception needs to change. Light at…
Sex Education Lessons From Mississippi And Nigeria
Sex Education Lessons From Mississippi And Nigeria
in Culture Wars by Rachel Sullivan Robinson
Nigeria and Mississippi are a world apart physically, but the rural American state and the African country have much in…
How Plastic Bags Harm Our Environment And Sea Life
How Plastic Bags Harm Our Environment And Sea Life
in Environment by Britta Denise Hardesty and Qamar Schuyler
Plastic bags harm marine (and land) environments in a few ways. Turtles (and other animals) may mistake plastic bags…
A "Perfect Storm" Of Factors Is Making Wildfires Bigger And More Expensive To Control
A "Perfect Storm" Of Factors Is Making Wildfires Bigger And More Expensive To Control
in Environment by Cassandra Moseley
Hopes for fewer large wildfires in 2018, after last year’s disastrous fire season, are rapidly disappearing across the…
What The World Can Learn About Equality From The Nordic Countries
What The World Can Learn About Equality From The Nordic Countries
in Inequality by Geoffrey M Hodgson
Rising inequality is one of the biggest social and economic issues of our time. It is linked to poorer economic growth…
Is Climate Change Really To Blame For Slower Atlantic Circulation
Is Climate Change Really To Blame For Slower Atlantic Circulation
in Climate Impacts by Hannah Hickey
Global warming isn’t the cause of slowdown in a huge circulation pattern in the Atlantic Ocean, which is, in fact, part…
Why There Is Little Moral Basis For Cannabis Consumption Remaining A Crime
Why There Is Little Moral Basis For Cannabis Consumption Remaining A Crime
in Economic Justice by Hugh McLachlan
Recent high-profile media coverage has prompted public recognition that cannabis in particular forms can have…
How The Russian Government Used Disinformation And Cyber Warfare In 2016 Election
How The Russian Government Used Disinformation And Cyber Warfare In 2016 Election
in Hostilities by Timothy Summers
The Soviet Union and now Russia under Vladimir Putin have waged a political power struggle against the West for nearly…
Why Are There So Many Suckers?
Why Do People Fall Prey To Scams?
in Privacy and Security by Stacey Wood
If you have a mailbox, you probably get junk mail. If you have an email account, you probably get spam. If you have a…
Millennials Are So Over US Domination Of World Affairs
Millennials Are So Over US Domination Of World Affairs
in Reforms by Bruce Jentleson
Millennials, the generation born between 1981 and 1996, see America’s role in the 21st century world in ways that, as a…
Pantheism And How It Could Offer A New Approach To Preserving The Planet
Pantheism And How It Could Offer A New Approach To Preserving The Planet
in Environment by Tim Lomas
The scientists responsible for the “doomsday clock” moved it 30 seconds closer to midnight – the symbolic point of…
Truck Drivers Are Overtired, Overworked And Underpaid
Truck Drivers Are Overtired, Overworked And Underpaid
in Trends by Michael Belzer
More than half of all U.S. truck drivers exceed the federal limit of 60 hours per week.
“The Price on Everything Is Love”: How a Detroit Community Overcomes a Lack of City Services
“The Price on Everything Is Love”: How a Detroit Community Overcomes a Lack of City Services
in Economy by Kevon Paynter
A range of neighbor-to-neighbor efforts address basic needs, from healthcare to food access, that are going unmet by…
Why The World Should Be Worried About The Rise Of Strongman Politics
Why The World Should Be Worried About The Rise Of Strongman Politics
in Democracy by Tony Walker
Back in 2016, The Financial Times’ Gideon Rachman advanced the view in a commentary for The Economist that the…
Why Politics Needs Hope Yet No Longer Inspires It
Why Politics Needs Hope Yet No Longer Inspires It
in Reforms by Titus Stahl
In the late 2000s and early 2010s, the word ‘hope’ was ubiquitous in Western politics. While its use in the Barack…
More Americans Agree On Going Green Than You Might Think
More Americans Agree On Going Green Than You Might Think
in Environment by Melissa De Witte
While the United States is deeply divided on many issues, there is remarkable consensus on climate change, according to…
Taxpayers Will Back A Carbon Tax If They Get A Check In The Mail
Taxpayers Will Back A Carbon Tax If They Get A Check In The Mail
in Environment by Werner Antweiler and Sumeet Gulati
Ontario’s new premier, Doug Ford, is scrapping the province’s cap-and-trade program, designed to reward businesses that…
How Ideas Of Adulthood Are Changing Around The World
How Ideas Of Adulthood Are Changing Around The World
in Trends by James McCue
Around the world, the idea of adulthood - when it happens and how it is defined - is being challenged.
The Political Split On Climate Change Isn’t So Wide After All
The Political Split On Climate Change Isn’t So Wide After All
in Environment by Shelly Leachman
Just how far apart are Republicans and Democrats when it comes to views on climate change? Not all that far, a new…
Do I Want An Always-on Digital Assistant Listening In All The Time?
Do I Want An Always-on Digital Assistant Listening In All The Time?
in Privacy and Security by Heather Woods
The smart device market is exploding. Smart home kits for retrofitting “non-smart” houses have become cheaper.
Scientists Finally Have An Explanation For The Gaia Puzzle
Scientists Finally Have An Explanation For The Gaia Puzzle
in Environment by James Dyke and Tim Lenton
While there is good evidence for life at least 3.7 billion years ago, we don’t know precisely when it started.
Why A Growing Mistrust In Democracy Is Causing Extremism And Strongman Politics To Flourish
Why A Growing Mistrust In Democracy Is Causing Extremism And Strongman Politics To Flourish
in Democracy by Mark Triffitt
The percentage of Americans who say they “can trust the government always or most of the time” has been below 30% since…
How Your Flip-flops Reveal The Dark Side Of Globalization
How Your Flip-flops Reveal The Dark Side Of Globalization
in Environment by Caroline Knowles
Flip flops may look simple and cheap, but they are part of a bigger and more complicated story. Many of us may regard…
Revisiting Jimmy Carter's Truth Telling Sermon To Americans
Revisiting Jimmy Carter's Truth Telling Sermon To Americans
in Reforms by David Swartz
Nearly 40 years ago, on July 15, 1979, President Jimmy Carter went on national television to share with millions of…
How Roe V. Wade Changed The Lives Of American Women
How Roe V. Wade Changed The Lives Of American Women
in Culture Wars by Constance Shehan
The U.S. Supreme Court granted women an essential degree of reproductive freedom on on Jan. 22, 1973, by supporting the…
Working With Nature Can Help Us Build Greener Cities Instead Of Urban Slums
Working With Nature Can Help Us Build Greener Cities Instead Of Urban Slums
in Climate Adaptation by Paul Osmond
A more strategic approach to urban growth can ensure our cities maintain adequate green space and become low-carbon,…
How Would Alien Civilizations Deal With Climate Change?
How Would Alien Civilizations Deal With Climate Change?
in Climate Impacts by Lindsey Valich
New research asks a big question: Is there such a thing as a sustainable civilization, perhaps one that lies far beyond…
Why Mexico's Election Was A Victory For Democracy Itself
Why Mexico's Election Was A Victory For Democracy Itself
in Democracy by Rupert Knox
Andrés Manuel López Obrador, popularly known as AMLO, won a landslide victory in Mexico’s presidential elections. He…
The Creative, Climate-Saving Magic of Beavers
The Creative, Climate-Saving Magic of Beavers
in Environment by Ben Goldfarb
Beavers are ecological Swiss Army knives, capable of tackling water quality, flooding, and climate change.
Why Mexico's Historic Elections May Bring About Big Change
Why Mexico's Historic Elections May Bring About Big Change
in Elections by Jordi Díez
The election of a leftist party in Mexico for the first time in decades has the potential to transform the country as…
Why Marijuana Prohibition Is Racist And Criminal, Harms Kids, and Ruins Lives
Why Marijuana Prohibition Is Racist And Criminal, Harms Kids, and Ruins Lives
in Trends by Johann Hari
Author Johann Hari makes a great case for the legalization of marijuana. Not only would it create a new stream of tax…
Why Can't We Just Pull CO2 Out Of The Air?
Why Can't We Just Pull CO2 Out Of The Air?
in Climate Solutions by Peter Styring and Katy Armstrong
More people than ever are acutely aware that rising levels of carbon dioxide (CO₂) in the atmosphere are accelerating…
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