Civil society and other groups, such as academics and businesses, stand to play a bigger role in how the countries of the world address climate change.
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Recent global climate talks at COP22 saw a growing role for businesses, NGOs and the state of California – a promising sign for action on climate change in the face of U.S. inaction.
People around the world woke up to a new U.S. president-elect.
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Four of our economic scholars weigh in on Trump’s legislative agenda, healing the divide, uncertainty and something known as the ‘presidential puzzle.’
Could Clinton follow in May’s footsteps?
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Will it be possible to put America’s political life back together after the election? Britain after ‘Brexit’ offers a case study.
Bernie Sanders at a recent rally in support of ColoradoCare, a universal health care initiative.
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Tired of escalating health care costs, health care policymakers in Colorado have put a vote for universal coverage on the ballot in that state. Could the other states learn anything from it?
Millions of Americans in nine states will vote on Nov. 8 for the right to do this.
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Nine states are deciding whether to legalize marijuana. Yet the drug’s prohibition at the federal level has created an unstable financial environment for producers and retailers.
Can you hear me now?
Mine communications are complex, slow and unreliable. The solution to keeping miners safe, and rescuing them when disaster strikes, might just be in their hands already.
U.S. middle class, R.I.P.?
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Finding a way to reduce inequality is key not only to solving a host of other problems but also to rescuing America’s fast-disappearing middle class.
How did Trump become the working class’ hero?
Donald Trump has emerged as a self-proclaimed hero of the working class, yet his policies and pedigree suggest he’s anything but.
Students for Fair Admissions filed suit against Harvard College on behalf of a Chinese-American applicant.
Here’s why disagreement about affirmative action will not end any time soon. Coming up next is a lawsuit brought by Asian-Americans challenging Harvard’s race-conscious policy.
Viewing wildlife in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
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A study estimates that Americans would pay $92 billion yearly in extra taxes to protect national parks. But the Trump Administration’s budget calls for cuts.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has moved to address environmental pollution and improve the livelihoods of the Ogoni people.
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Oil spills have long plagued the Ogoni people living in the Niger Delta. President Buhari is finally doing something about the pollution. But there are flaws in the government’s approach.
People at The Churchill Tavern in New York City react to the Brexit vote.
The Brexit is on, shifting the political landscape in Europe. Scholars from Cornell, Pennsylvania State and Colorado State universities comment on what it means for U.S. foreign policy and investors.
Bobcat (Lynx rufus) captured by remote wildlife cameras in the Piceance Basin of northwestern Colorado.
Land management in the United States has long focused on creating conditions that benefit game animals like deer and grouse. A conservation scientist explains why that approach is too narrow.
Tokyo International Youth Hostel.
Long-term drought and water shortages in many parts of the U.S. are spurring interest in ways to reuse graywater – the water that drains from sources such as showers, bathtubs and washing machines.
Pourchassés par les braconneurs pour leur ivoire, les éléphants africains montrent une résilience étonnante. Les liens sociaux survivent à la mort des matriarches qui dirigent les groupes.
Elephants form bonds from a very young age.
Older matriarchs lead elephant society. But they’re also the primary targets of ivory poachers. When these socially critical individuals are killed, what happens to the rest of the group?
Children living closest to the mines had the lowest literacy and numeracy scores.
Children in mining and smelting towns who are exposed high levels of lead, arsenic and cadmium are more than twice as likely to have developmental disorders than the national average.
Where did the children go post-Katrina?
There were only 3,964 seniors in the graduating New Orleans class of 2015, which represents only half of the original cohort of babies. What happened to the missing children?
According to some surveys, more than 90% of owners view their pets as members of the family.
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In the past, owners were quick to put their pets down. Now, with many viewing pets as family members, are they waiting too long?
Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock in the Star Trek series, died on Feb. 27
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Temple Grandin is perhaps the world’s foremost advocate on autism. But before she became famous, she was an awkward young girl who found solace in Mr. Spock’s logical world view in TV’s Star Trek.