According to Oregon law, possessing a small amount of drugs for personal consumption is now a civil – rather than criminal – offense.
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Possessing heroin, cocaine, meth and other drugs for personal use is no longer a criminal offense in Oregon. The idea is to get people with problem drug use help, not punishment.
Amy Coney Barrett, Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, is one of relatively few women appointed to the federal judiciary by the current administration.
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Amy Coney Barrett may be a woman, but Trump’s other judicial appointments are 85% white and 76% male – the least diverse group of federal judges since Ronald Reagan.
Gun stores in the U.S. are reporting a surge in sales of firearms.
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Gun sales have soared in recent months, coinciding with the beginning of the pandemic and the Black Lives Matter protests that began in June.
The wall of Moms group is the latest in a long tradition of mothers’ movements around the world.
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By inflicting violence on protesting moms, governments only amplify the message of the movement they seek to quell.
Playing together at school helps children learn.
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Children need time to play and be outside. That will be true even if instructional hours are cut short due to social distancing.
The invasive species was likely brought to Australia unintentionally by ship. Now found in every state and territory, the wasps are decimating our ecosystems.
Le 15 janvier 2020, dans les environs de Budgong, en Nouvelle-Galles du Sud (Australie).
Avec les feux de forêt, la présence massive de cendres et de sédiments dans les cours d’eau constitue une menace pour l’approvisionnement hydrique des populations.
The Rim Fire burned 256,000 acres of the Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park in 2013.
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Wildfires reduce the reliability of city water supplies in North America. But active forest management provides a key to the solution.
Australia is home to many new species, including wild camels found nowhere else on Earth.
Species counts drive conservation science and policy, yet a major component of biodiversity is excluded from the data: non-native species.
Land clearing, cattle populations and carbon emissions stand alongside temperature as important measures of climate change.
What if the nightly news had regular updates on forest clearing, ocean temperatures and fossil fuel consumption? These indicators sit alongside temperatures as signs of climate change.
Women’s perceptions of ‘gender linked fate’ were contingent on two dimensions: their race and their marital status.
Women are swinging elections in the US and Australia in ways analysts have struggled to predict. Two recent studies can help explain.
Members at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in 2017, in Phoenix.
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A controversy has erupted yet again among Southern Baptists over women's preaching. An expert explains how despite this 300-year-old controversy, Baptist women have shown remarkable leadership.
West Coast opponents of fossil fuel exports have blocked industry plans for years.
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The 'thin green line' of resistance against any new infrastructure for shipping oil, gas and coal abroad has won many battles.
Penemuan obat bisa mendapatkan bantuan dari apa yang sudah dirancang oleh alam.
Ketika resistansi antibiotik meningkat secara global, perlu alternatif baru dalam mengobati infeksi. Ahli kimia dapat mulai dengan melihat senyawa yang diproduksi di alam oleh ikan.
L'étude des poissons pourrait bien nous sauver la vie.
Nous avons cruellement besoin de nouveaux antibiotiques pour lutter contre des bactéries devenues multirésistantes. L’étude du mucus de la peau des poissons semble être une excellente piste.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler shakes hands with Aalayah Eastmond, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, during a hearing on guns violence at Capitol Hill on Feb. 6, 2019.
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Gun control bills passed recently by the House of Representatives may never become law, but they are still a sign of important change.
Drug discovery can get an assist from what nature’s already devised.
As antibiotic resistance increases globally, the heat is on to find new alternatives to treat infections. Chemists can get a head start by looking at compounds produced in nature by fishes' microbes.
Southern Baptist Convention messengers hold signs during a rally protesting the convention’s treatment of women in 2018.
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Recent media reports point to years of sexual abuse by Southern Baptist pastors. An expert writes why a long culture of women's submission is responsible for this crisis.
In a masterfully manipulative Youtube video, He Jiankui tells the world about the first genetically edited babies.
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To announce the world's first gene-edited babies, scientist He Jiankui did what movie directors do: release a trailer on YouTube. The video is a positive spin on unauthorized gene editing.
One of the many would-be sites for fossil fuel exports in Washington state.
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The 'thin green line' of resistance against any new infrastructure for shipping oil, gas and coal abroad has won many battles. But it faces a new source of pressure: the Trump administration.