Workers Are Fighting Retail Ro...

Dec 6, 2018 by

A small group of Walmart workers recently publicly confronted Alice Walton, the Walmart heiress who is probably the world’s richest woman. Earlier this year, Walmart increased the starting wage for store associates to $11 an hour, but competitors Amazon and Target agreed to $15…

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Who owns the view? North Dakot...

Dec 6, 2018 by

Wind power is booming in North Dakota, even as industry growth cools in many states. But the mood here is shifting, as residents grapple with conflicting views of property rights.

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How Climate Change Is Challeng...

Dec 6, 2018 by

Experts say mounting environmental pressures will make people sicker, and that the health-care system will play a major role in averting disaster.

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This Badass 15-Year-Old Just S...

Dec 5, 2018 by

Our leaders are behaving like children,” she told the UN summit.

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The Democratic Party Wants to ...

Dec 5, 2018 by

After years of infighting, the Democrats may finally have found an environmental consensus in the Green New Deal.

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This City’s Overdose Deaths Ha...

Nov 29, 2018 by

Dayton, Ohio, had one of the highest overdose death rates in the nation in 2017. The city made many changes, and fatal overdoses are down more than 50 percent from last year.

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Video Games Consume More Elect...

Nov 29, 2018 by

Researchers set up a special lab to measure gaming’s massive carbon footprint.

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Chemicals on our food: When ‘s...

Nov 28, 2018 by

Scientific scrutiny of pesticide residue in food grows – regulatory protections are being questioned.

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Their water became undrinkable...

Nov 28, 2018 by

In Martin County, Kentucky, residents are paying steep prices for water that sometimes comes out of the tap brown and foul-smelling—that is, when it comes out at all.

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The Tax-Code Shift That’s Chan...

Nov 27, 2018 by

Nonprofit groups that used to focus their energies on litigation and education are structuring themselves to be political players.

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NASA just landed InSight, a ro...

Nov 26, 2018 by

NASA landed on Mars for the first time since 2012.

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Blue Wave, Red Town

Nov 26, 2018 by

How my middle school guidance counselor became the first Democratic state representative elected in Bedford, New Hampshire, since 1934.

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Knowledge, Ignorance and Clima...

Nov 26, 2018 by

Philosophers have been talking about skepticism for a long time. Some of those insights can shed light on our public discourse regarding climate change.

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Steven Pinker Thinks the Futur...

Nov 20, 2018 by

The Harvard psychologist says he is no starry-eyed optimist. It’s just that the data don’t lie.

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Spain Is Switching to 100 Perc...

Nov 16, 2018 by

“A wake-up call to the rest of the world.”

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The bizarre and frightening co...

Nov 16, 2018 by

The Camp Fire, which destroyed the town of Paradise, is now the most destructive to ever hit California and the deadliest wildfire in modern American history.

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The New Politics of Climate Ch...

Nov 16, 2018 by

The dust is settling on the 2018 midterms—and no plan to fight global warming has emerged unscathed.

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Sorry, Hipsters. CBD Will Not ...

Nov 13, 2018 by

Don’t trust everything you read on the internet.

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The Basics of Inmates’ R...

Nov 13, 2018 by

Contrary to popular belief, people serving their sentences in jails aren’t entirely without any rights.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s War on...

Nov 9, 2018 by

The former California governor helped support multiple ballot measures this year that will change how legislative districts are drawn. He already has his eye on more reforms in 2020.

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Keystone XL pipeline: judge ru...

Nov 9, 2018 by

District court judge Brian Morris rules Trump administration did not consider environmental consequences before pushing ahead

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The growth of yoga and meditat...

Nov 8, 2018 by

The number of Americans who meditate has tripled. Yoga is up 55 percent.

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‘Black girl magic’...

Nov 8, 2018 by

Victories mark unprecedented level of success for black female judicial candidates in Harris county, which includes Houston

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Big Oil and Gas Are Spending T...

Nov 6, 2018 by

The campaigns against ballot measures in three states have amassed $81 million.

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The Green New Deal: How to fix...

Nov 6, 2018 by

We’ve all heard the excuse that fighting climate change will cost jobs.

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Pentagon socialism

Nov 2, 2018 by

Militarizing the economy in the name of defense.

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Don’t compare the US surviving...

Nov 2, 2018 by

It is tempting to find reassurance in the comparison: America survived the turmoil, division and bloodshed of 1968. I find no basis for such solace.

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Natural Methods for Easing You...

Nov 2, 2018 by

Back pain can be a serious problem that causes debilitating and intrusive pain.

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The Democrats’ Next Job: Bury ...

Nov 2, 2018 by

Voters don’t like Republican policies, but conservatives win by spinning a good story about economics. Liberals need to do the same.

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The Role Harassment Plays in C...

Nov 2, 2018 by

Many of the same patterns have appeared when extremists attack other targets.

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