Bears Ears National Monument, Utah.
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President Trump has ordered a review of national monuments protected by his predecessors, and may try to abolish or shrink some. But four legal experts say that only Congress has that authority.
Who you gonna listen to?
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Higher-ups at Wells Fargo, Volkswagen and Uber all failed to stop unethical practices that had significant repercussions. New research offers some clues on why.
People cross the international border from Mexico to the U.S. in Nogales, Arizona.
Communities on either side of the US-Mexico border feel deeply connected by ties that existed before there was a wall, or even a border.
Trump promises to revive the coal industry in part by opening up mining on federal lands, yet economists found that increasing royalties on public land would lead to more mining elsewhere, including Northern Appalachia and the Illinois Basin.
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One of Trump's first orders of business on energy will likely be to reopen federal lands to coal mining, which would be a bad deal for taxpayers and the environment.
Uncertainty around government policy affects how businesses operate and whether they’ll invest in R&D.
Economists have shown, using both theory and data, that uncertainty about U.S. environmental policies makes clean tech innovation less likely.
Stacks at the Nucor Steel plant – one of the types of manufacturing sites that would be affected by a carbon tax – in front of the Space Needle in Seattle.
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Washington state's plan to create a carbon tax would make it a climate leader, but local environmental groups are fighting it. What gives?
Who succeeds will depend not on intentions alone.
Two researchers set out to find out why some people might be better at achieving goals than others. The answer, they found, could lie in implicit beliefs.
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles volunteer talks to voter Jessica Romero, 53, about the election.
Is xenophobic rhetoric enough to get Latinos to turn out in large numbers? An expert on Latino politics explains.
Light from the universe’s first galaxies destroyed the hydrogen atoms that formed during the Big Bang.
NASA, ESA, R. Ellis (Caltech), and the UDF 2012 Team
A new telescope aims to figure out what became of the universe's original atoms once the first stars began to shine.
Gas is cheap and Americans are back on in their cars and trucks.
Many people thought U.S. gasoline consumption had already peaked. They were wrong. What happened?
Outre-Atlantique, le gaz naturel a détrôné le charbon.
Les choses vont très mal pour la consommation de charbon outre-Atlantique et c’est une très bonne chose pour l’environnement.
A number of coal plants in the U.S. are closing in response to competition from inexpensive and cleaner natural gas.
How bad are things for U.S. coal? Very bad, but that's very good for environment. Now the question is whether other countries will cut back on coal as well.
Températures en hausse, à l’image de cette vague de chaleur qui traverse actuellement la France, et niveau de vie en progrès, voici l’équation qui prédit une explosion de l’usage de la climatisation.
A housing complex in Thailand with air conditioners.
Global temperatures are poised for another record-breaking year. As incomes rise around the world and global temperatures go up, the use of air conditioning is poised to increase dramatically.
Now what are you going to do with it?
UKIP's Nigel Farage and others blamed immigration for the desire to "leave." But the real subject of the referendum was a dismal economy that stopped working for most Brits.
Obama’s message while in Vietnam and Japan may be twofold.
Beneath the usual pomp and circumstance of Obama's weeklong visit to Asia lies a clear message for aggressors in the region. An East Asia expert from UC Berkeley reads between the lines.
How good are people at interpreting a cat’s meow?
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While cats – with their steely demeanor – have a reputation of being hard to read, humans seem intent on figuring out what they're thinking and feeling.
Criminals who hide their computers shouldn’t go free.
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If a computer search would qualify for a warrant if its whereabouts were known, why should simply hiding its location make it legally unsearchable?
Would you put a heart in a machine’s hands?
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A key goal of the Affordable Care Act was to lower health care costs, but first we have to help individuals make better choices.
If we’re super-wired in the future, will we also be super-vulnerable?
Imagining possible futures can help us plan a secure information technology environment for the years to come.