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A holistic approach for the US behavioral health crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 creates additional challenges for healthcare leaders seeking to improve behavioral health while offering an opportunity for […]

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FDA blindsided as Trump Admin cripples agency on its way out

It’s “a full-frontal assault on public health,” one official said. The US Food and Drug Administration is […]

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Chomsky and Prashad: There are 3 major threats to life on Earth that we must address in 2021

Large parts of the world—outside of China and a few other countries—face a runaway virus, which has […]

If all governments are borrowing to fight Covid, who is lending?

Money does not work how you might think. Earlier this month, comedy writer and director Armando Ianucci […]

E.P.A.’s Final Deregulatory Rush Runs Into Open Staff Resistance

While the Environmental Protection Agency’s career scientists are more openly challenging the Trump administration’s rules and rollbacks, […]

The fractal biology of plague and the future of civilization

At the time of writing, the CoViD-19 pandemic was in its second wave with infections doubling every […]

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World pushes ahead with climate action as U.S. remains in limbo

The Biden administration will confront new global climate politics while stuck on sidelines of a Dec. 12 […]

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G20 governments have committed $151 billion to fossil fuels in COVID-19 recovery packages

The new Energy Policy Tracker offers a near-real-time snapshot of public funding commitments and other government policies […]

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Trump officials move to relax rules on killing birds

Overhaul of the 1918 Migratory Bird Treaty Act would not hold firms liable for ‘incidentally’ causing scores […]

Biden vowed to ban new drilling on public lands. It won’t be easy.

Climate pledge to halt federal drilling permits faces legal and political obstacles. One of Joe Biden’s boldest […]

Welcome To The ‘Turbulent Twenties’

We predicted political upheaval in America in the 2020s. This is why it’s here and what we […]

The Plastic Pandemic

COVID-19 trashed the recycling dream. COVID-19 has hit plastic recycling, just as big oil firms are investing […]

Experts explain how your brain tricks you into taking risks during the pandemic

It was mid-February and Maria Konnikova — a psychologist, writer and champion poker player — was on […]

Extreme poverty set for first rise since 1998, World Bank warns

Extreme poverty is set to rise this year for the first time in more than two decades, […]

Billionaires see fortunes rise by 27% during the pandemic

Billionaires have seen their fortunes hit record highs during the pandemic, with top executives from technology and […]

Doomscrolling Is Slowly Eroding Your Mental Health

Checking your phone for an extra two hours every night won’t stop the apocalypse—but it could stop […]

I Lived Through Collapse. America Is Already There.

Living in Sri Lanka during the end of the civil war, I saw how life goes on, […]

‘It’s been so, so surreal.’ Critics of Sweden’s lax pandemic policies face fierce backlash

On 5 April, Anders Tegnell, chief epidemiologist for the Swedish public health authority, sent an email to […]

Dying in a Leadership Vacuum

Covid-19 has created a crisis throughout the world. This crisis has produced a test of leadership. With […]

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Climate Change Will Force a New American Migration

Wildfires rage in the West. Hurricanes batter the East. Droughts and floods wreak damage throughout the nation. […]

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‘We’re No. 28! And Dropping!’

A measure of social progress finds that the quality of life has dropped in America over the […]

Investors that manage US$47tn demand world’s biggest polluters back plan for net-zero emissions

Climate Action 100+ group put 161 fossil fuel, mining, transport and other big-emitting companies on notice in […]

To Beat the Coronavirus, Build a Better Fence

In March, I wrote two widely read articles about the emerging coronavirus pandemic, “Why You Must Act […]

How Trump damaged science — and why it could take decades to recover

The US president’s actions have exacerbated the pandemic that has killed more than 200,000 people in the […]

Extinctions in next 20 years may near 20th-century total

The loss of land-based animals is accelerating, researchers report. Their analysis of thousands of vertebrate species reveals […]