¡Alerta! A miles de residentes de California ‘les llovió sobre mojado’

El valle central de California atraviesa, o mejor dicho, se halla atravesado por una doble de crisis aguda. Además de la pandemia de Covid-19, hoy recibe el humo de los incendios que devoran el área de la Bahía de San Francisco, y que los vientos del Pacífico empujan más allá de las montañas tierra adentro, hasta llegar al valle central.

Alexandria Villaseñor, la seguidora de Greta Thunberg que apoya a Joe Biden

La joven de familia mexicana que colidera en Estados Unidos el movimiento Fridays For Future explica la gravedad de crisis climática en la convención del Partido Demócrata.

Could philanthropy prevent the next pandemic by stopping zoonotic diseases?

COVID-19 is likely zoonotic in origin, meaning it “jumped” from other animals to humans. While such diseases present a dire threat, few funders are paying attention. We explore the key players and where philanthropy can have an impact.

Anatomy of a smokey hellscape: Douglas Fischer

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Who killed the supergrid?

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Selective abortion in India could lead to 6.8m fewer girls being born by 2030

New study shows preference for a son is highest in north of country with Uttar Pradesh having highest deficit in female births.

Is Economic Growth the Wrong Goal?

The endless pursuit of G.D.P., argues the economist Kate Raworth, shortchanges too many people and also trashes the planet. Economic theory, she says, “needs to be rewritten” — and Raworth has tried, in a book called Doughnut Economics. It has found an audience among reformers, and now the city of Amsterdam is going whole doughnut.

Good news! A huge THANK YOU to all our donors. We're full-steam ahead.

We normally reserve this space for noteworthy environmental news. But I need time for a heartfelt "thank you."

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Algoma Steel workers allege company had ‘full knowledge’ of exposure to lethal, cancer-causing chemicals

Employees and the union allege minimal enforcement by Ontario's Ministry of Labour is to blame for lax oversight at a plant already linked to cross-border air pollution in the region.

Solar power on the rise at US schools

Report finds an 81% increase in K-12 schools using solar power over the last 5 years.

Health research and its problem with the “R” word

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Microplastics in farm soils: A growing concern

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