Governments and businesses can no longer ignore the risk of extreme events or write them off as “Acts of God”. Instead, quantifying the impact that humans have on climate events could help us mitigate climate risk and adapt for a stable future.
In a new paper, conservationists urgently call for a policy of zero deforestation and sustainable agroforestry in Maranhão, one of Brazil’s poorest states, before it’s remaining Amazon forests are lost.
The state has paid more than $15 million in legal fees related to the Flint water crisis even though 13 current and former city and state employees are just getting started in fighting criminal charges against them.
Eliminating cash bail has become a focal point in the fight to transform the criminal justice system. Inside the wins and challenges of a growing movement that raises money to free people of color who are in jail simply because they can’t afford to post bail.
Hundreds of ‘DREAMers’ descended on Trump Tower in New York City to declare that they are “undocumented and unafraid” of the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Unlike any past storm — natural or man-made — Hurricane Harvey has exposed the fault lines between the politically powerful Texas petrochemical industry and the public’s right to know what dangers lie within their facilities.