As many firefighters should be preparing for wildfire season, they are grappling with the fact that how they live and work could spread the coronavirus.
Experts warn refugees could number tens of millions in the next decade, and call for a new legal framework to protect the most vulnerable.
“Farmers are moving because there isn't enough money in agriculture," officials admit.
TERBOL, Lebanon — Ali Shehadeh, a seed hunter, opened the folders with the greatest of care. Inside each was a carefully dried and pressed seed pod: a sweet clover from Egypt, a wild wheat found only in northern Syria, an ancient variety of bread wheat. He had thousands of these folders stacked neatly in a windowless office, a precious herbarium, containing seeds foraged from across the hot, arid and increasingly inhospitable region known as the Fertile Crescent, the birthplace of farming.
A country in economic crisis faces a new challenge
Women, girls and ethnic minorities are most at risk of hunger
Climate change did not cause Syrian war
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Mass marine extinction may be inevitable. If humans go on burning fossil fuels under the notorious “business as usual” scenario, then by 2100 they will have added so much carbon to the world’s oceans that a sixth mass extinction of marine species will follow, inexorably.
Following the family tradition, Chris Darwin is leading the fight to protect animals from extinction
Four of the fellows who participated in the program this year will discuss their ongoing research, activism, and experiences with publishing their ideas in the public sphere.
With job loss and stifled development in the renewable energy sector, economists, politicians, and advocates say policy action is necessary to stay on track.
The pandemic has put public health officials in a perilous place—caught between the common good and the often-toxic American drive for personal freedom.