Methane is the world’s second most abundant greenhouse gas. It doesn’t stay in the atmosphere as long as CO2, but it’s many times more potent.
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The lead author of a new UN report on methane explains the findings and how oil and gas companies could be making money and saving the climate at the same time.
Ghost forest panorama in coastal North Carolina.
As sea levels rise along the Atlantic coast, saltwater is intruding inland, killing trees and turning coastal forests into marshes. Should scientists try to slow the process, or work with it?
New York City schools chancellor Meisha Porter speaks at a press conference.
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Meisha Ross Porter is the new chancellor of New York City's public schools. A scholar of the politics of education touches on her background and what lies ahead.
Solar energy is an invaluable resource in rural areas like this facility in Gambia.
Solar-powered cold chain technologies can be game-changers in the fight against COVID-19 in resource-limited settings in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond.
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As few as 100 companies produced 60% of revenues in eight ocean industries in 2018.
If you're reluctant to share your password, or broadcast a team password in Slack in a groupchat, your instincts are correct. But mocking those who 'do the wrong thing' is unlikely to help.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks during the daily briefing on COVID-19 on March 27, 2020, in Washington, D.C.
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US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has resigned. Five experts comment on the impact she had on education.
U.S. Reps. Jahana Hayes and Lauren Underwood attend the first day of the 116th Congress in January 2019. Both won reelection in 2020.
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Evidence shows Black candidates can win elections in majority-white congressional districts.
Roughly half of public schools have a police presence.
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A former deputy chancellor of New York City schools explains why the police don't need to patrol the nation's public schools.
A police officer in Lagos, Nigeria, Nov. 3.
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The story of Nigeria's #EndSARS movement shows just how durable law enforcement institutions are – and why the road to reform goes straight uphill.
Robert F. Smith speaks onstage during the 2019 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple Of Hope Awards on Dec. 12, 2018, in New York City.
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For the past two decades graduates of America's most selective universities have dominated the Time 100 list. Will that always be the case?
Back in the swing of things.
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The US economy's record pandemic plunge was followed swiftly by a record upswing. But what does it all mean?
Graduates of an IBM-inspired P-TECH school in Chicago in 2017.
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An innovative school model, known as P-TECH, that enables high school students to graduate with a two-year college degree and get jobs with partner corporations is showing encouraging results.
America’s top economists like to tell stories.
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Realizing that economics is a lot like fiction helps us better evaluate the claims economists make about the world we all live in.
In general, the larger the tree, the more carbon it stores.
The neighbourhood a child grows up in may influence their health for years to come by changing the activity of their genes.
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This decades-long study found that living in poorer communities changes how genes are regulated.
Oceans are teeming with life and are connected to society through history and culture, shipping and economic activity, geopolitics and recreation.
International law does not meaningfully address biodiversity conservation in the high seas. We risk losing marine species before we have a chance to identify and understand them.
Artisanal small-scale gold mining polluted this stream and deforested sections of the Madre de Dios area of Peru.
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Small-scale gold mining operations in developing countries are major sources of toxic mercury pollution, using techniques that haven't changed much since the California Gold Rush 150 years ago.
Surprise medical bills are the scourge of patients.
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When you receive a medical bill you didn't expect – even though you're insured. And it's still happening, even in time of COVID-19.
The courts are sheltering in place too.
The bankruptcy system has always been difficult to navigate, especially for minorities and other vulnerable groups. The pandemic is making it a lot harder.