Last week, Bangladeshi police opened fire on a crowd of people protesting two new coal plants, killing four demonstrators. The gruesome act prompts questions about not only the country’s police force, but also its plans to expand local energy grids.
What do ecology and economics have in common? A great deal, as it turns out, including the same Greek root, oikos. Tracing this root back to its original meaning, we learn that both ecology and economics deal with good housekeeping, budgeting and family planning.
What if you could decide which questions to ask presidential candidates during debates? Or write the headlines for the day’s news stories? A new model of journalism could help create this opportunity.
A research fiasco at the University of Maryland College Park finally ended last week when the university’s administration returned over $228,000 in funds. The cash contributed to a dubious study that claimed a brand of chocolate milk alleviated the health effects of concussions.
Ignoring local businesses, and sending our money solely to a national or international business, breaks the chain of growth and supports the monopoly of big businesses that can potentially minimize local growth and leave our communities stagnant.
SPECIAL SERIES: Fostering Diversity and Purpose at Work
The surge in popularity of women’s tennis, and tennis for both genders, just do not support the idea that men are far more of a draw than women, but as always, negative comments about women athletes are endemic throughout professional sports.
Five U.S. women’s soccer players, who recently filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, say that success on the field and at the gate have not equaled fair pay.
The “official” social cost of carbon pollution was $37 per ton in 2015, according to the U.S. government. But a new study reveals that number should be much higher — a change that could help pave way for new mitigation projects.
In its latest campaign, “Neighbors,” the brand showcases the initial wariness and then mutual acceptance of two neighbors — one of whom is Muslim.
The student was in his first week in a coding boot camp. His experience demonstrates systematic challenges laid in front of poor people of color. Luckily his teacher was available to intervene, and tweet, the experience.
The Houston Museum of Natural Science, one of the most visited museums in the U.S., finds itself coming under scrutiny because of its ties to the oil and gas industry.
NFL executives are infuriated with the New York Times’ suggestion that the league has had longstanding ties to the tobacco industry. The NFL is now so angry at the allegations that they have demanded that the Times’ editors retract the story.
Reductions in water usage, a drop in emissions and bolder goals are among the highlights of Monsanto’s 2015 report. It also increased production of four key crops. Is that what consumers are looking for, and will its goals help us stave off climate change risks? We take a look at some of the issues facing Monsanto right now.