Customers lining up to legally buy recreational marijuana in West Hollywood, Calif.
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The attorney general's memo portended an end to a hands-off approach to this enforcement conundrum. It could backfire.
For decades, novels have implored readers to look beyond the glamour and riches.
In their novels, Nathanael West and Bret Easton Ellis depict a world few want to admit exists, a place where 'Unless you're willing to do some pretty awful things, it's hard getting a job.'
Our national wellbeing probably peaked with Australia’s population at roughly 15 million in the 1970s, when this photo was taken in Hunters Hill, Sydney.
Australia's GPI, a broad measure of national wellbeing, has stalled since 1974. So what has been the point of huge population and GDP growth since then if we and our environment are no better off?
A little protection over here, please?
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Giraffe populations have declined by more than a third over the past 30 years. Two wildlife law experts explain the protections that would come with including them on a US list of endangered species.
No matter how hard we dig, the Earth’s resources are ultimately finite.
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Even supposedly "green" technologies such as renewable energy require materials, land and solar exposure and cannot grow indefinitely on this planet.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks in front of a portrait of former U.S. President Andrew Jackson.
Comparisons often ignore the troubling history of how Jackson treated Native Americans. An expert on Native American history draws parallels to the new administration.
Members and supporters of the Arapaho and Cheyenne Native American tribes, 2014.
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A scholar of American Indian studies shares the lesser-known, true story of two men who stood up and spoke out against the murder of American Indians, and how they are celebrated as heroes today.
Clean water and access to food are two of the most priceless ecosystem services.
Current land-use patterns could see the value of 'ecosystem services' – the natural processes that sustain life – plummet by mid-century. But with the right policies we can turn this trend around.
Communities need to be empowered to deal with crises, such as the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa.
As Obama travels to Africa, it's a reminder of how people and communities need to play a bigger role in the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
House Republicans apparently want to keep us in the dark on where their money’s coming from.
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The House Appropriations Committee wants to stop the SEC from requiring the disclosure of political contributions. Here's why that's a bad idea.
Nazi soldiers pose in front of a painting pilfered from the National Museum of Naples Picture Gallery.
If you’ve seen recent films like Woman in Gold and Monument Men, you’d think Americans are at the forefront of returning Nazi-looted art. They're not.
The euro had a fundamental flaw from the beginning.
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A massive public investment program financed by the European Investment Bank will help fix the problem at the heart of the euro.
About 1.8 billion people in Asia lack basic sanitation services, like this slum in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Asia needs trillions of dollars in coming years to finance roads, sanitation plants and other key infrastructure. The IMF and World Bank can't do it alone.
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Crickets on the Hawaiian islands of Oahu (pictured) and Kalau have evolved to keep quiet.
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