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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.
Economic hardships, lack of transportation and family crises can keep kids out of school. Fertnig/E+ Collection via Getty Images

Why student absences aren’t the real problem in America’s ‘attendance crisis’

The problem with chronic absenteeism isn’t so much that kids are missing instruction time; it’s that unexcused absences may indicate crises at home, new research suggests.
Many children, especially from low-income communities or communities of color, eat up to half their daily calories in school. SDI Productions/E+ via Getty Images

Free school meals for all children can improve kids’ health

Expanding free lunch programs could also reduce stigma for students, lower administrative burdens for schools and create jobs for communities.
In February 2021, a World Health Organization team investigating the origins of COVID-19 visited the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan, China. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images

Why gain-of-function research matters

The research community is taking a closer look at the lab-leak hypothesis for the origin of COVID-19, prompting discussion about the risks and benefits of engineering viruses.
French President Emmanuel Macron with French troops during his 2017 visit to France’s Barkhane counter-terrorism operation in Gao, northern Mali. EFE-EPA/Christopher Petit Tesson/Pool

UN and African Union key to public support for French military operations in Africa

French policymakers understand that sharing the burdens of military operations with global partners can help boost flagging support at home.

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