Bill Aimed at Saving Community Banks Is Already Killing Them

Bill Aimed at Saving Community Banks Is Already Killing Them

After initial reluctance, House Republicans have finally reached an agreement to move forward on a bipartisan bank deregulation bill that the Senate passed in March. Its stated aim — to help rural community banks thrive against growing Wall Street power — appears to have been enough to power it across the finish line. But banking […]

A plague from South Korea is killing frogs and toads worldwide

A plague from South Korea is killing frogs and toads worldwide

A mountain yellow-legged frog (Rana muscosa) from California, killed by the chytrid fungusJoel Sartore / Nat Geo / Getty By Andy Coghlan A deadly disease that is wiping out the world’s frogs and toads probably originated in the Korean peninsula. The disease is being spread by the pet trade, so banning the trade in amphibians […]

The passengers: Is warming really killing antarctic bears?

The passengers: Is warming really killing antarctic bears?

Have climate change activists chosen the wrong mascot?Steven J. Kazlowski/Alamy By Fred Pearce FOOTAGE of a poorly polar bear went viral in December. Emaciated, it stumbled across a green Arctic landscape without a speck of snow or ice in sight (see picture below). Media outlets seized on the video as an example of how climate […]

Rihanna issues anti-gun violence plea following cousin’s killing

Rihanna issues anti-gun violence plea following cousin’s killing

Published time: 27 Dec, 2017 13:15 Edited time: 27 Dec, 2017 13:25 Pop singer Rihanna has called for an end to gun violence following her cousin’s fatal shooting in Barbados on Tuesday, just a day after the family had celebrated Christmas together. “RIP cousin,” she wrote. “Can’t believe it was just last night that I […]

No One Is Talking About the Drug Crisis Killing Black People

As the number of deaths from drug overdoses continues to skyrocket, attention from the White House, state legislatures, and the media is focused on opioids and the white men driving the crisis. But according to a study published last week in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, African Americans are facing their own overdose death epidemic, fueled by cocaine.  […]

Killing For Peace? More Civilian Deaths Now Than Under Obama

Killing For Peace? More Civilian Deaths Now Than Under Obama

Changing rules of engagement, increased bombing runs, and granting field officers more authority to call in drone strikes has resulted in far more civilian casualties in the ongoing US wars in Afghanistan and the Middle East. Will this acceleration lead to quicker victory? Or is it planting the seeds for yet more expansion of the […]