Fixing planet plastic: How we’ll really solve our waste problem

Fixing planet plastic: How we’ll really solve our waste problem

Stephen Wilkes/Gallery Stock By Aisling Irwin BY NOW, it is just a question of which heart-rending image you choose. There is the hawksbill turtle struggling to free itself from a plastic bag. The sea of polystyrene trash floating over a Caribbean nature reserve. Or the sperm whale washed ashore in Spain, its stomach filled with […]

The real palm oil problem: it’s not just in your food

The real palm oil problem: it’s not just in your food

Growing palm has a huge impact on the Indonesian landscapeBay Ismoyo/AFP/Getty Images PALM oil has become a byword for environmental destruction. Found in food and cosmetics, its growing use is destroying rainforests and endangering species like orangutans. In an effort to turn things around, UK supermarket Iceland pledged last month to halt the use of […]

America’s Fentanyl Problem Is Reaching a Whole New Group of Users

America’s Fentanyl Problem Is Reaching a Whole New Group of Users

On a clear day in the summer of 2016, an ambulance arrived at the Yale New Haven Hospital carrying a man in his 60s with the classic signs of an opioid overdose: His breathing had stopped, his heart had slowed, and his blood pressure had dropped. Over the next six hours, 11 more people were […]

Trump Can’t Fix the Internet’s Tax Problem, but the Supreme Court Can

President Donald Trump’s latest Twitter punching bag has been the online retailer Amazon, which he accused of paying “little or no taxes to state & local governments.” The accusations were misleading, but they sparked a national discussion over online sales taxes. Fortunately, the matter could soon by settled—by the Supreme Court. On April 17, the […]

Pompeo and Haspel are Symptoms of a Deeper Problem

Pompeo and Haspel are Symptoms of a Deeper Problem

By Ron Paul President Trump’s recent cabinet shake-up looks to be a real boost to hard-line militarism and neo-conservatism. If his nominees to head the State Department and CIA are confirmed, we may well have moved closer to war. Before being chosen by Trump to head up the CIA, Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo was […]

Race against time to take the place of major problem manage labrador – Us centers for disease control and prevention

Race against time to take the place of major problem manage labrador – Us centers for disease control and prevention

The CDC lab in Atlanta – responsible for storing and studying some of the world’s most dangerous pathogens such as smallpox and Ebola – is showing worrying signs of wear and tear decades earlier than planned, the agency says. The 13-year-old site is already wearing down, sparking an official request for a new building to […]

'The Problem with Apu' Does More Than Pick Apart a 'Simpsons' Stereotype

'The Problem with Apu' Does More Than Pick Apart a 'Simpsons' Stereotype

In the world of American animated television, Matt Groening’s The Simpsons towers, in terms of both its cultural prominence and its improbable longevity. Viewership has steadily declined since the first season (1989-90), when the average episode attracted 30 million pairs of eyeballs. But the show has nevertheless endured through 28 additional years, and Springfield remains a […]