Political science professor will spearhead the Institute’s interdisciplinary center that studies high-impact, complex societal challenges.
Oct. 14, 2020 • ~3 min
Tags: data networks research school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences faculty technology-and-society idss political-science administration mit-schwarzman-college-of-computing
Republicans and Democrats take sharply different positions on managing US public lands, but there's solid consensus on some issues.
Oct. 6, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: joe-biden donald-trump-administration national-parks national-wildlife-refuge oil-and-gas-exploration malheur-occupation national-monuments donald-trump-jr public-lands us-elections-2020
Conservation or copper? A proposed mine in northern Minnesota pits industrial jobs against a thriving outdoor economy.
Oct. 5, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: conservation forests water-pollution fishing donald-trump-administration mining rivers minerals outdoors lakes copper wilderness us-forest-service minnesota sonny-perdue camping
Can a plan that brings together government and private landowners create enough habitat for monarch butterflies?
Sept. 18, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: conservation insects migration wildlife-conservation pollinators trump-administration endangered-species habitat butterflies endangered-species-act
The Trump administration is trying to roll back a regulation that requires showerheads to conserve water and saves owners an average of $70 and nearly 3,000 gallons of water yearly per showerhead.
Sept. 2, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: covid-19 water energy-efficiency deregulation drought regulation trump-administration water-conservation water-efficiency us-department-of-energy
The new BinaxNOW antigen test is quick, easy, accurate and cheap. It could solve the US testing problem, but the emergency use authorization only allows people with COVID-19 symptoms to get tested.
Sept. 1, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus fda screening sars-cov-2 food-and-drug-administration testing viruses abbott emergency-use-authorization antigen-test pcr-testing covid-test
The Trump administration is opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas leasing – a step that's as much about politics as it is about energy.
Aug. 21, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: wildlife-conservation alaska oil trump-administration endangered-species us-history us-energy-policy oil-and-gas-industry national-wildlife-refuge anwr oil-and-gas-exploration environmental-movement
Rapid screening tests that prioritize speed over accuracy could be key to ending the coronavirus pandemic
Testing large numbers of people regularly would reduce the spread of the coronavirus in the US. Laboratory testing is slow and expensive, but rapid screening tests could be the answer.
Aug. 14, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus fda sars-cov-2 food-and-drug-administration testing viruses false-positive rt-pcr swab-test false-negative diagnostic-test
The Fed's independence helped it save the US economy in 2008 – the CDC needs the same authority today
The Trump administration has revised CDC health guidelines and undermined its own experts, making it harder for science to prevail over politics in US's coronavirus strategy.
July 15, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: coronavirus donald-trump-administration coronavirus-response us-federal-reserve experts 2007-08-financial-crisis us-centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention political-interference
Extensive safety protocols will undergird the return of additional students and staff to campus.
July 7, 2020 • ~19 min
Tags: education covid-19 ethics pandemic research community students classes-and-programs president-l-rafael-reif faculty staff vice-chancellor administration chancellor financial-aid teaching-and-academics tuition
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