Elizabeth Schrader

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The Invisible Wounds of Syria's Children

Syrian mother Adira*, 30 with son Abbas*, who suffers from cerebral atrophy and violent epileptic seizures. They arrived<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Nick Ballon and …

The Largest Coal Plant In The Western U.S. Is Closing Decades Ahead Of Schedule

The Navajo Generating Station is the seventh largest source of climate pollution in the country. When it closes in 2019, it will be because of economics–not regulation.<p>Three years ago, the EPA struck a deal with the owners of the largest coal plant in the Western U.S. to close the plant by 2044. …

Paris tries something different in the fight against smog

Last week Paris suffered its fourth smog of the winter and tried a new idea to protect its residents from the worst effects. Like many European cities, the Paris region has a well-established system of emergency actions that escalate if smog persists. Initial steps include health warnings, reduced …

Pollution

How solar may save Ukraine's nuclear wasteland

The Ukrainian government wants to turn part of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone into a solar farm. Could the site of the world's worst nuclear accident get a new lease of life?<p>In April 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant suffered a catastrophic meltdown. The resulting explosion released some of the …

Put on Your Big-Boy Pants, Journos

President Trump’s lies don’t call for extraordinary media measures. Just do your jobs.<p>Extraordinary times—and we are living in an extraordinary time—do not necessarily call for extraordinary measures on the part of the press, as comforting as a full berserking might make many of us feel. The …

Donald Trump

Lifting the lid on Japan’s underground Chicano culture

Japan has always been famous for its fashion subcultures. Walk about Tokyo on the weekend and you'll see the usual mash-up of lolita, rockabilly and cosplay enthusiasts. But look that little bit harder and you'll also see the chino slacks, white vests and tattoos belonging to Japanese 'Cholos' – …

12 Simple But Impactful Tips for New Photographers

So, you finally jumped into photography? Good for you!As you’ll surely find as you get more and more involved in photography, it’s a fun hobby and …

At 100, A French Newspaper Thrives — With No Ads And A Minimalist Webpage

When a political scandal explodes in France, there's a good chance it's Wednesday. That's the day satirical newspaper <i>Le Canard Enchainé</i> hits newsstands.<p>The fiercely independent weekly, known for its incisive and derisive reporting and more than its share of scoops and bombshells, turns 100 this …

Finding News In 'Hidden Minutes' -- How Smart Phones Have Changed News Consumption

Smart phones have changed the news-reading habits of the public, making readers want bite-sized bits of news and sports, according to a new study.<p>Neumob, a company that produces an app-accelerating product, surveyed smart phone users in the U.S. and the U.K., seeking to find out what they wanted …

Solar-powered Farm From a Box is a compact farm kit that feeds 150 people

Two acres of land is enough to farm a sustainable food supply for as many as 150 people, and now a San Francisco startup is making it even easier to …

Aquaponics

How This Startup Is Producing Sustainable Oil From Sewage Sludge

It’s black. It’s viscous. It looks a lot like crude oil. Yet, it doesn’t come from drilling, but from sewage sludge. Danish startup Mash Biotech has found a cost-effective method for converting one of the world’s big waste sources into sustainable oil and a fertilizer.<p>“We’ve tried to sort of put …

Oil & Gas Industry

How To Do A 365 Photo Project Without Failing

I’m a photography addict…and happy to admit it! So how did this addiction take hold? Well, it’s all down to something I’ve been doing <i>every single day</i> …

California to trump federal plans with local climate action

Incoming president Donald Trump's climate change denial has environmentalists worried. But California is proving that local efforts can achieve real …

Why Nobody Needs To Freak Out Over The North Pole’s Higher Temps

Much has been made about the well-above-average temperatures the Great White North has experienced this year and during the winter of 2015. For …

Why is Mail Online going after the fact checkers?

On Wednesday evening, Mail Online published a lengthy investigation into fact-checking site Snopes containing salacious details gleaned from legal battles between its recently divorced cofounders.<p>The claims, mainly about the sexual history and preferences of Snopes employees, but also allegations …

Journalism

Describing dooring as a service to 'normal humans' was 'heavy irony', says Sunday Times editor

The Sunday Times has dismissed calls for it to apologise for an article that described dooring as a way to “make London safer for normal humans”, …

Photos: The personal snapshots of American soldiers who fought in Iraq

Rediscovered images from an ephemeral war<p>Think of the Iraq war. What comes to mind? Prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib? The flag-draped coffins of fallen …

Sighting of uncontacted Amazonian tribe – in pictures

Brazilian photographer Ricardo Stuckert captured amazing close-up photographs of an uncontacted Amazonian tribe after his helicopter flight took a detour to avoid a rainstorm and happened to fly over their longhouse

Amazon River

Sharing Photography to Reclaim the Streets from Gun Violence

Back in November 2015, Toronto-based photographer and early childhood educator Yasin Osman began an initiative called #ShootForPeace. Every Sunday, …

Photography

Cities fighting climate change: a hopeful story from 2016

Urban centers continued to emerge as centers of green innovation and reasons for cautious optimism<p>During the closing days of 2016, it may feel pretty challenging to find an optimistic take on the fight to combat climate change. Recent news about spiking Arctic temperature and the policy preferences …

Canada MPs probe ways to curtail fake news

<b>Canadian politicians are weighing ways to curtail "false news" as part of a broader study into the impact of digital technology on journalism.</b><p>The federal heritage committee is discussing the future of media in the country.<p>Committee chair Hedy Fry says in the past few months witnesses have …

Museum supposedly dedicated to free press to hold big party for Donald Trump.

Here are some things that Donald Trump has said about journalists:<p>“They are so dishonest … 70 to 75 percent are absolutely dishonest. Absolute scum. …