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 […]

Real colour of money: business wants profit and green cred

Real colour of money: business wants profit and green cred

Saving the planet Dubai-style with real snow and a ski runRobert Wallis / Panos By Fred Pearce GREENWASH is everywhere. In 2018, almost anything, it seems, can be painted “sustainable”. Take snow-covered ski slopes in the deserts of the Persian Gulf. You might think they were a hard sell as a contribution to the greening […]

“I Real time to store Patients in Jail”: Here Are Trump’s Nominees for your American Imprisonment Commission

On Thursday, President Donald Trump announced four nominees to serve on the US Sentencing Commission, a bipartisan agency that creates sentencing guidelines for federal courts and is tasked with reducing sentencing disparities. Two of the nominees have reputations for being tough on crime, including Georgetown University law professor Bill Otis, a former federal prosecutor who […]

Kevlar-based artificial cartilage mimics the magic of the real thing

Kevlar-based artificial cartilage mimics the magic of the real thing

Top Story The unparalleled liquid strength of cartilage, which is about 80 percent water, withstands some of the toughest forces on our bodies. Synthetic materials couldn’t match it — until now. A new Kevlar-based hydrogel recreates the magic of cartilage by combining a network of tough nanofibers from Kevlar — the “aramid” fibers best known […]

A Political Realignment is Necessary – The Real Struggle is Liberty vs. Authoritarianism

A Political Realignment is Necessary – The Real Struggle is Liberty vs. Authoritarianism

By Michael Krieger Until the American public ceases bickering amongst itself along Democratic and Republican or “left” vs. “right” lines, we’ll continue to be divided and conquered by authoritarians who wield tremendous power throughout both sides of the traditional political spectrum. This isn’t to say there aren’t real, meaningful differences between those who classify themselves on […]