Artemis: how ever changing US space policy may push back the next Moon landing

The effects of the pandemic and recent engineering concerns with the new and still unflown Space Launch System may delay the Artemis programme.

Gareth Dorrian, Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Space Science, University of Birmingham • conversation
Feb. 25, 2021 ~8 min

Public option in Biden plan could change the face of US health care

The president is calling for sweeping changes in health care policy. Tens of millions of Americans could be affected.

Michael Williams, Associate Professor of Surgery and Public Policy and Former Director of the UVA Center for Health Policy, University of Virginia • conversation
Feb. 11, 2021 ~10 min

Living with natural gas pipelines: Appalachian landowners describe fear, anxiety and loss

Pipeline companies have run roughshod over several regions where they're building, racking up safety and environmental violations. Many residents feel trapped, with no control over their property.

Martina Angela Caretta, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography, Lund University • conversation
Feb. 3, 2021 ~10 min

How can I get the COVID-19 vaccine? Here's what you need to know and which state strategies are working

Getting pharmacies more involved could be a game changer, particularly for reaching minorities, older adults without internet access and others left behind.

Steven W. Chen, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, University of Southern California • conversation
Feb. 1, 2021 ~8 min

Travelers coming from Italy may have driven first US COVID-19 wave more than those from China, study suggests

The results from an emerging study suggest governments should act quickly if they plan to impose travel bans – before the virus can spread widely to other countries.

Daniel Simon, Associate Professor of Public Affairs, Indiana University • conversation
Jan. 28, 2021 ~6 min

Do COVID-19 travel bans work? Here's what happened when US restricted travel from China and Italy

Results from an emerging study on the two travel bans suggest that travelers coming from Italy drove the first wave in the U.S. more than those from China, which faced an earlier travel ban.

Daniel Simon, Associate Professor of Public Affairs, Indiana University • conversation
Jan. 28, 2021 ~6 min

John Kerry: UK climate summit is world's 'last best chance'

The new US climate envoy says time is running out for the world to address the climate crisis.

Jan. 28, 2021 ~6 min

Biden signs 'existential' executive orders on climate and environment

Oil and gas extraction will be paused and wind energy will expand under Joe Biden's climate plan.

Jan. 27, 2021 ~6 min

Keystone XL: Why I fought for - or against - the pipeline

President Biden has cancelled the permit for the controversial US-Canada project.

Jan. 27, 2021 ~10 min

Rural health care is in crisis – here are 5 innovative ways Biden can help it transform

Changing how rural hospitals are paid is one way to shake up the system.

Sameer Vohra, Pediatrician and Founding Chair, Department of Population Science and Policy, Southern Illinois University • conversation
Jan. 25, 2021 ~11 min