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L.A.’s Formerly Incarcerated Win a Fair Chance at Employment

Hunting for a job in a competitive economy can be stressful. But imagine having to check a box on a job application saying you have been convicted of …

Employment

How Mountain Bikers Are Saving the World by Mapping It

SOUTHEASTERN UTAH—On a brisk, clear morning in early October, the autumn sunlight surges into Arch Canyon and sets the sandstone cliffs on fire, …

National Parks

Gone for 400 Years, Returned Beavers Get Protected Status in Scotland

Four centuries after beavers were hunted into extinction in Scotland, the fabulously furry swimming mammals are back, and they’re here to stay. The …

Wildlife

The Fight for $15 Celebrates Its Fourth Anniversary with New Protests

Here’s today’s $62 billion question: Does progressive social activism really work?<p>Three weeks after the stunning outcome of the presidential election …

Middle-class

A Day to Mark Fallen Species

Eighty years ago, the world’s last Tasmanian tiger, also known as the thylacine, died in Hobart Zoo in Australia.<p>This year, animal lovers and …

Boyz in le Hood

GRIGNY, France—Half an hour outside Paris by train, the suburb of Grigny has a quiet main street of small shops and a post office, and a school …

France

Photo Series Gives Rape Survivors a Chance to Share Their Stories

An image of a red convertible. The sensation of drowning. The desire to sleep undisturbed. Photographer Elisa Iannacone found that many rape …

Feminism

Cold Octobers May Be Gone Forever in Alaska’s Arctic

Most of Alaska just sweated through the hottest October on record, according to figures released today by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric …

How One Borderland Farm Is Planting the Seeds of Food Justice

Wearing hats to block the midday New Mexico sun, the summer campers crouched in the rows of the 14-acre La Semilla Community Farm would soon break …

Agriculture

Trump Upends Climate Treaty Negotiations

MARRAKECH, Morocco—Less than a year ago, representatives from nearly 200 countries celebrated in the French capital on the adoption of the Paris …

Climate

Burning Less Coal Means Less Mercury in Your Tuna

Want proof that reductions in coal burning are starting to make a difference? Look no further than the Atlantic bluefin tuna. A new study finds that …

Pollution

Is Renewable Energy Trump-Proof?

Donald Trump’s rhetoric on the campaign trail was xenophobic, racist, and misogynistic, and now that he’s been elected president, many people in the …

Renewable Energy

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Hunter Who Helped Kill Cecil the Lion Gets Charges Dropped

After discovering Zimbabwe’s beloved black-maned lion Cecil had been shot and killed by Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer, Zimbabwe officials called …

Wildlife

8 Photos that Show the Majesty and Vulnerability of the World’s Water

Hundreds swim in a crowded public pool in New York City. Children sit in dry stretches of desert in Pakistan. Men bathe in a river in India. American …

World Health Organization

Want Struggling Students to Drop Out? Send Them to Community College

It’s designed to get low-income or academically deficient students up to speed on the way to an associate’s degree, which is the first step toward a …

College & University

Judge Rules Kids Can Sue Feds for Climate Change Negligence

Attention, President Obama and President-elect Trump: When it comes to climate change, you have been served—by the nation’s future.<p>Last week a …

The Plastic Polluting the Oceans Smells Like Lunch to Marine Life

Think all birds find dinner using their eagle-eye vision?<p>Not so for many seafaring bird species, which rely on an acute sense of smell to locate …

Pollution

Kelp Could Be One of the Lone Sea Plant Survivors of Climate Change

Kelp forests, swaying gently under the waves, are robust ecological zones. The plant—technically a macroalgae—can grow up to two feet per day, …

7 Things You Use Every Day That Contain Palm Oil

People don’t usually think about the destruction of rainforests while washing their hands, applying lipstick, or doing laundry. But thanks to high …

Palm Oil Kills Orangutans, but Can the Industry Help Save the Great Apes?

Well, here’s a paradox: Palm oil plantations are notorious for destroying orangutan habitat on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra and pushing the …

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How Do You Spot an 800-Pound Sea Cow? With a Drone

Dugongs—Australia’s version of the lovably chubby manatees of Florida—are hard to keep track of.<p>Despite growing up to 10 feet in length and weighing …

Australian Universities

Climate Change Is Already Altering the World’s Gene Pool

The dire impact of human-caused climate change on ecosystems, species, and public health is already well under way, a landmark study published Friday …

Climate Change

Sexual and Reproductive Justice: the New Term Advancing Health Equity

With workplace initiatives geared toward breaking the glass ceiling and activists battling everyday sexism, the fight for gender equality is ongoing. …

Feminism

Despite Climate Agreements and Court Decisions, Indonesia Keeps Betting Big on Coal

Though Indonesia has one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, its electrical grid is faltering, with blackouts common and many factories and …

Asia

Rehabilitating Former Prisoners Starts With Affordable Housing

Facing housing and employment discrimination, people with criminal records may end up on the streets, commit crimes out of desperation, and land back …

South Pacific Nation Frees Dolphins Destined for Captivity

More than 30 wild-caught dolphins in the Solomon Islands have been returned to the sea and will not be performing tricks for tourists at theme parks …

Cognitive Science

Soda Taxes Win Big on Election Night

On Tuesday, voters in four cities cast ballots that will triple the number of municipal soda tax measures in the United States. San Francisco, …

Diabetes

California Voters Saved the First Statewide Plastic Bag Ban

The nation’s first statewide ban on those flimsy plastic grocery bags will take effect in California, thanks to the defeat of an industry-backed …

Pollution