Environment and Health

Chill the Drills in America’s Arctic

Chill the Drills in America’s Arctic

America’s Arctic is a place like no other. Its unique conditions — extreme weather, long periods of darkness, and its remoteness from infrastructure, make it both extremely harsh and fragile. Here, sea ice meets the northern edge of the continent, and animals...

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Let the Sun Shine In

Let the Sun Shine In

Now the Koch brothers are coming after my solar panels. I had solar panels installed on the roof of our Washington, D.C. home this year. My household took advantage of a generous tax incentive from the District government and a creative leasing deal offered by the...

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Santa’s Dreaming of a Green Christmas

Santa’s Dreaming of a Green Christmas

Santa's changing some policies at the North Pole. You see, he's concerned about global warming. If the polar ice caps melt, his workshop will sink into the Arctic Ocean. He'd become a climate refugee. What's more, our changing climate is endangering our food supply....

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Islands in the Storm

Islands in the Storm

Shortly after the extent of the damage of storm known as either Super Typhoon Haiyan or Yolanda became clear, the United States got to work sending much needed aid to the Philippines. With winds up to 195 miles per hour, it left more than 5,200 people dead and four...

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A Typhoon Tax

A Typhoon Tax

Americans are generous by nature. About half of U.S. families contributed to earthquake relief in Haiti in 2010, and millions of us have already supported typhoon aid for the Philippines. But there’s a golden opportunity for our country to do much more. We can help...

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These Rhinos Need Their Own Guns

These Rhinos Need Their Own Guns

Have you ever heard of the rabbit hunter's nightmare?A guy dreams that he and a few of his buddies have fanned out across some brushland to scare-up and shoot a few hares. They kill a couple, but then, one of the hunting buddies who'd headed down a slope into a...

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