Managing climate change requires a systems approach, with strategic coordination across all sectors.
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Former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter explains what Biden’s “all hands on deck” approach could look like as the new administration takes on five big climate challenges.
Weak regulation and a lack of mandatory inspections have increased fire risks for the one in four homes with rooftop PV panels. Here’s what we need to do to be safer.
Facebook and the other social media platform companies are facing a reckoning for their handling of disinformation.
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The major social media firms have taken a largely piecemeal and fractured approach to managing the problem.
The Boeing 737 MAX is expected to take to the skies again following a review of the MCAS system which was responsible for two crashes in 2019.
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The Boeing 737 MAX, which has been grounded since 2019 following two fatal crashes, is expected to be cleared to fly again. An aviation law expert proposes a way to improve the certification process.
An unregulated economy leaves the economically disadvantaged at the mercy of the rich and powerful
Lack of competition regulation created outright dominance of a few players in some industries.
Life Care Center in Washington state was at the center of the U.S. outbreak back in early March.
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While nursing homes have accounted for more than half of COVID-19 deaths in some states, they’ve barely been a factor in others. Three experts explain why.
The pipeline of pharmaceuticals is easily disrupted.
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Drug shortages occur regularly in the US, even in the best of times. The pharmaceutical supply chain embodies ‘just in time’ shipping and has little built-in redundancy.
Secondhand smoke may come from many miles away.
According to a new study, about four in 10 air pollution deaths in the US are due to emissions crossing state lines.
The technology of producing biological parts is advancing, raising new legal and regulatory questions.
Bioprinting, an offshoot of 3D printing, is advancing so rapidly that regulators have been caught off guard. Two legal scholars argue patients and manufacturers would benefit from clearer rules.
Ethical frameworks, rules, laws: all try to have their say.
CRISPR technology could have momentous effects if it’s used to edit genes that will be inherited by future generations. Researchers and ethicists continue to weigh appropriate guidelines.
Mark Zuckerberg has been asked before to fix how Facebook is used by others for no good, now he wants others to help find solutions.
The Facebook boss’s calls for outside help to draft new rules on what is acceptable behaviour online should be welcomed. So what’s his next step?
What’s the best way to put the brakes on current research?
Scientists and ethicists have called for a five-year moratorium on editing human genes that will pass on to future generations. Yes, society needs to figure out how to proceed – but is this the best way?
Brexiters are arguing for Theresa May to abandon her Chequers deal and push for a Canada-style trade agreement with the EU.
Environmental regulations generally improve communities’ preparedness and resilience during disasters.
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The damage to coal ash sites from Hurricane Florence demonstrates how a community’s vulnerability to natural disasters is closely linked to how stringent environmental regulations are.
The porn industry has long placed an emphasis on young girls.
A little-noticed court ruling represents the biggest setback for opponents of child porn in decades.
And Brexit could make things even more challenging.
Solar lowers prices and shifts when daily peak demand hours are.
Large-scale solar and wind tend to push energy prices down, which sounds great as a consumer. But that makes keeping the grid in constant balance harder.
Cutting red tape is a high priority, but the execution hasn’t always led to results.
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A review of Trump’s stated war on regulations doesn’t find many successful repeals. But it is hurting regulatory enforcement in quieter ways.
As the online trade of pets becoming normalised, regulation is now needed to protect animals.
Should robots and artificial intelligence face additional restrictions?
Artificial intelligence has so much beneficial potential that fears about it shouldn’t prompt new regulations. Existing rules already govern human and machine behavior.