Alex Schroller

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We're running out of water. Is desalination the answer?

On a Friday this spring, a group of students from Yale University's School of Forestry and Environmental Studies drove two hours to visit Swansea, Mass., a community with rolling green hills on the commonwealth's southern coast, for a surprising reason — to see the town's newest water treatment …


Here's what climate change looks like from the edge of the Greenland icecap

Greenland is melting fast, and that's bad news for sea level rise and other impacts of climate change.<p>“I don’t mean to make it sound so scary,” reporter Ari Daniel says by satellite phone from the cusp of Greenland’s Helhiem glacier. “This is one of the fastest-moving glaciers there is [here], it …

Global Warming

How millennials live, in four charts

Nearly a third of millennials still live with their parents, and about four in 10 older millennials live with children, according to Census Bureau data released this week. Millennials — the oft-marketed-to generation of 18- to 34-year-olds — make up a third of the labor force, and they're a …


California's Drought Spurs Unexpected Effect: Eco-Friendly Development

The drought in California has gone on so long, and is so severe, that it's beginning to change the way people are designing residential communities — in unexpected ways, and unexpected places.<p>Planning is under way, for instance, for one of the first eco-friendly communities in California's …

San Francisco

Barricaded In, Myanmar's Rohingya Struggle To Survive In Ghettos And Camps

Habibullah is an ethnic Rohingya Muslim. He lives with his family in a wooden house in Sittwe, the capital of western Myanmar's Rakhine State. Like all Rohingya, he is officially considered stateless.<p>The 46-year-old father is luckier than many. He did not join the thousands of Rohingya fleeing …


A staggering number of Republicans support the Confederate flag, new poll finds

While Democrats views on the flag have soured since 2000, Republicans remain unmoved<p>As the South Carolina House debates removing the Confederate flag from statehouse grounds, there is new polling that indicates the divide over the symbol is not merely a North-South divide but really a divide …


Over 97% of homicides in America aren’t committed in self-defense

The right to bear arms is a pillar of the US Constitution and many Americans defend it in the strongest terms.<p>One key argument for gun ownership is that it allows citizens to protect themselves and their families, and to prevent greater harm to society—potentially by killing an assailant. These …



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20 fascinating facts about the majority of Americans

Using Census data, Pew and Gallup polls, and more, Business Insider identified some simple facts that ring true for the majority of the nearly 320 million US residents.

Pew Research Center

Can Religion and Science Coexist?

A new book by the evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne tackles arguments that the two institutions are compatible.<p>In May 1988, a 13-year-old girl named Ashley King was admitted to Phoenix Children’s Hospital by court order. She had a tumor on her leg—an osteogenic sarcoma—that, writes Jerry Coyne in …

University of Chicago

The Real Story of Obamacare's Birth

One reason for the continued resistance to the Affordable Care Act is a badly distorted narrative of how it became law.<p>The U.S. Supreme Court’s remarkable 6-3 decision in <i>King v. Burwell</i> saves the Affordable Care Act from evisceration, although Obamacare will undoubtedly face a continuing pattern of …

Affordable Care Act