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A girl grieves for a friend killed in the Uvalde shooting. Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images

The lasting consequences of school shootings on the students who survive them

Research shows that school shootings can lead to years of health, educational and economic detriment for students who survive the attack.
Many places have banned sunscreens with certain chemicals in an attempt to help protect coral reefs. Westend61 via Getty Images

Corals and sea anemones turn sunscreen into toxins – understanding how could help save coral reefs

Researchers have long suspected that an ingredient in sunscreen called oxybenzone was harming corals, but no one knew how. A new study shows how corals turn oxybenzone into a sunlight-activated toxin.
Tourists cross a hanging bridge in the treetops of Costa Rica’s Monteverde cloud forest. Matthew Williams-Ellis/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Protecting biodiversity – and making it accessible – has paid off for Costa Rica

Tourism revenues account for almost 10% of Costa Rica’s gross domestic product. New research shows that charismatic wildlife is necessary but not sufficient to attract ecotourists.
The human brain isn’t built to understand large numbers. OsakaWayne Studios/Moment via Getty Images

Brains are bad at big numbers, making it impossible to grasp what a million COVID-19 deaths really means

The brain can count small numbers or compare large ones. But it struggles to understand the value of a single large number. This fact may be influencing how people react to numbers about the pandemic.
Homes overlook a forest in the wildland-urban interface in Arizona. Marius von Essen

The fastest population growth in the West’s wildland-urban interface is in areas most vulnerable to wildfires

A new study maps vegetation’s fire risk across the West and shows where population in the highest-risk areas from California to Texas is booming.
Could postcards help reach people who need social services? Image Source/Digital Vision via Getty Images

To get people the help they need from the government, postcards may be the answer

Government agencies are setting up new websites and phone hotlines to provide information. But those might not be the best ways to engage with people who need help the most.
How do regular people participate in philanthropy? fotosipsak/iStock/Getty Images Plus

Making a difference without millions – how Americans give

Stanford researcher Lucy Bernholz is re-imagining what philanthropy looks like and is trying to understand how average people create, fund and distribute shared social goods in the digital age.
Plastic debris on a beach on Lanai, a sparsely populated Hawaiian island. Matthew Koller

Plastic trash in the ocean is a global problem, and the US is the top source – a new report urges action

An estimated 8 million metric tons of plastic waste enters the ocean each year – equivalent to dumping in a garbage truckload of it every minute. A new report calls on the US to help stem the deluge.
L’année 2021 devrait afficher 39 milliards de tonnes d’émissions de CO₂. Shutterstock

Combien de tonnes d’émissions de CO₂ pouvons-nous encore nous permettre ?

Après une forte baisse des émissions en 2020 due à la pandémie de Covid-19, 2021 témoigne d’une inquiétante reprise, souligne la nouvelle étude du Global Carbon Projet.
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Las emisiones globales vuelven a los niveles prepandémicos después de la caída de 2020

Preocupa especialmente la tendencia al alza a largo plazo de las emisiones de CO₂ procedentes de la quema de combustibles fósiles, que están lejos de llegar a cero en 2050.
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Global emissions almost back to pre-pandemic levels after unprecedented drop in 2020, new analysis shows

Most concerning is the long-term upward trends of CO₂ emissions form burning fossil fuels, which are far from trending towards net-zero by 2050.
The oil industry was aware of the risks of climate change decades ago. Barry Lewis/InPictures via Getty Images

What Big Oil knew about climate change, in its own words

Transcripts and internal documents show how the industry shifted from leading research into fossil fuels’ effect on the climate to sowing doubt about science.

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