The bill promises to prevent environmental damage and harm where possible, but what will this entail?
Firefighters and residents battle a blaze in hot, dry conditions in Athens, Greece, in August 2021.
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The Athens fires were a dangerous reflection of Atomist philosophies that see the world as exploitable, for sale and open to waste and abuse.
The banded rubber frog. Biodiversity research is heavily regulated in South Africa.
There are calls for measures to reduce the burden of red tape and promote and facilitate biodiversity research in South Africa.
A lengthy spell in prison awaits the convicted sexual predator.
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The former R&B star faces the possibility of life in prison after being found guilty of racketeering and sex trafficking. The trial exposed the role of enablers within his inner circle, too.
Indonesia has reopened tourism after intensified vaccination campaigns have helped control the spread of COVID-19.
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COVID-19 has intensified wanderlust – but also the need for mindful, ethical travel.
A human rights-based approach is essential in regulating artificial intelligence technologies.
Applications of artificial intelligence have been shown to include discriminatory practices. This creates a need for meaningful rights-based regulations to ensure that AI will not exacerbate inequalities.
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Ethics should be the first consideration on vaccine policy – ahead of purely medical advice and politics. But the considerations are many and they are complex.
While the prospect of reviving extinct species has long been discussed, advances in genome editing have now brought such dreams close to reality.
To dob or not to dob? What are our reporting obligations in a pandemic? An ethicist steps you through five questions to ask yourself before you dob (and the same rules apply for kids, too).
Undergraduate students need to learn the responsible use of data science as well as the nuts and bolts.
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Undergraduate programs are springing up across the US to meet the burgeoning demand for workers trained in big data. Yet many of the programs lack training in the ethical use of data science.
Every soldier has a different story.
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The act of killing in combat is associated with heightened risks of PTSD and suicide. A scholar interviewed 30 veterans about their common experiences.
An illegal coltan mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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As the pandemic pushes healthcare online, it’s time to stop overlooking the environmental impacts.
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Tolerating political protest is an essential part of democratic life. But when the protests pose a genuine risk of harm to the community, that’s when they are no longer ethically justified.
Sure, they’re billionaires, but the exploits of Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos have undeniably brought space tourism a step closer. That raises tricky legal, ethical and environmental questions.
Beards? Yes. Masks? Perhaps not.
John Locke and John Stuart Mill don’t provide much in the way of justification for ignoring public health advice in a pandemic. Mikhail Bakunin, however…
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The Miami apartment collapse is a grim reminder of why engineering matters, and why comprehensive education in ethics should be embedded in the training of engineers.
Pescatarians might frustrate purist vegetarians, but the issues surrounding fish are quite different to meat.
Consulting with the communities that have suffered the most harm from past acts of mass violence is a key part of a successful reparations process.
From Germany to Georgetown, the Global North has a lot to learn about reckoning successfully with past human rights wrongs.
Pondering the ethical considerations?
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Should people be compelled to take the vaccine? Should you feel guilty for skipping the line? And what about parts of the world where vaccines aren’t readably available? Ethicists have it covered.
The rules around allocation, and the enforcement of those rules, can’t rest with each individual. Responsibility lies with those in charge of delivering vaccines.