How the Endangered Species Act Helps Save Humans, Too

As some Republican members of Congress seek to roll back the Endangered Species Act, conservation groups have taken to familiar arguments about protecting wildlife. But there’s one species that is… Read more

Cutting Back on Meat- What to Know About the Reducetarian Movement

There’s a curious logic to environmentalism. We praise, in most cases, those who make incremental lifestyle adjustments to support environmental causes: turning off the lights before leaving your home or… Read more

How College Football Is Trying to Adapt to Coronavirus

On college football Saturdays, tiny Clemson, South Carolina (pop. 17,000), turns into a city of 150,000 when fanatics pour into downtown and swarm Memorial Stadium, home of the Tigers. Some… Read more

How to Stay Social When You Never See Your Work Friends

One of the hardest parts of working remotely is losing the built-in social life an office environment provides. But just because you’re not in the same building as others doesn’t… Read more

How Wellness Conspiracy Theories Spread

Conspiracy theories, especially about vaccines, spread like wildfire during the COVID-19 pandemic, but such anti-science thinking is extending far beyond COVID-19.  There are now conspiracies about sunscreen, the causes of… Read more

New Zealand Scraps Generational Smoking Ban

New Zealand has scrapped the world’s first generational smoking ban, a year after the country passed the legislation. Prime Minister Christopher Luxon, who was sworn in on Monday, announced his… Read more

The Isolation of Having Long COVID as Society Moves On

When Karyn Bishof started experiencing Long COVID, there wasn’t a name yet for the symptoms that lingered after her infection in March 2020. “I had these continued, prolonged symptoms that… Read more

Study Links Plastic to Worse Heart Health

We breathe, eat, and drink tiny particles of plastic. But are these minuscule specks in the body harmless, dangerous, or somewhere in between? A small study published Wednesday in the… Read more

The Energy Transition Is in Full Swing. It’s Not Happening Fast Enough

Even if you follow these things closely, it can be hard to understand where the world’s fight against climate change stands. On the one hand, news abounds of the clean… Read more
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