Most dollars spent on fighting domestic violence go to the criminal justice system.
As lawmakers debate the future of the primary federal program aimed at ending domestic violence, one scholar says the criminal system supported by the legislation isn't the way to stop that violence.
A mother in the Mother Goose on the Loose program reading to her infant.
University of Maryland Medical System Foundation
A new program has been show to help parents of preemies use their voice to foster their premature baby’s language development. The findings are hopeful, the researchers behind the program say.
Environmentalists are not fans of EPA chief Scott Pruitt.
Green groups fighting Trump's anti-environmental agenda should heed precedents from the Reagan and George W. Bush administrations. They can also learn from the Australian experience.
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt gestures as he answers a question during a news conference in Oklahoma City, Thursday, June 13, 2013.
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Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has sued the federal government repeatedly. If he becomes head of EPA and tries to weaken environmental laws, opponents are likely to do the same to him.
Why is America missing good-quality child care?
Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have called for improved child care. There is already a long history of child care policy initiatives in the U.S.; most of them have been unsuccessful.
Behavior change is key to decreasing domestic violence.
Should those convicted of domestic violence be punished differently? A professor from the University of Maryland thinks harsher policies may make the problem worse.
Nitrogen is one of the most important nutrients for soils and Africa doesn’t have enough.
Nitrogen inputs in African soil must be carefully used. If they're not, there will be unintended consequences for the environment and human health.
Justice scale and flag.
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Many observers have called for criminal prosecutions in Flint, Michigan's water crisis. A law professor with experience in federal and state government reviews the laws that may have been broken.
Supreme Court justices at the State of the Union: will its surprising EPA decision be seen as an environmental version of the controversial Bush v. Gore?
By halting Obama's cornerstone climate policy before considering its legality, the Supreme Court could further tarnish its partisan reputation.
Locked down? Obama, with Secretary of State John Kerry, committed to further cuts in emissions from the US at Paris climate summit.
Could future presidents unravel the commitments to cut emissions the US has made at the Paris climate summit?
It is a rarely discussed fact that some police officers commit domestic violence.
Police are entrusted with enforcing the laws against domestic violence – the same laws that some are breaking in their own relationships.
Nutrient runoff is one of the major contributors to crown-of-thorns outbreaks.
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Despite 15 years of concerted action by the Australian and Queensland governments the health of the reef is not improving and in fact may be continuing to deteriorate.
Police in NSW will soon be equipped with body cameras – as will their counterparts on Queensland’s Gold Coast in domestic violence incidents.
Police-worn body cameras could be a helpful tool for law enforcement in cases involving domestic violence. But they could also have unintended consequences.
More comfortable than they look, the lens will monitor wearers’ tears.
Google has teamed up with researchers at the University of Washington to create a contact lens that can measure blood glucose levels in a person’s tears and display the reading on their mobile phone. If…