Far-right activists on social media telegraphed violence weeks in advance of the attack on the US Capitol

Trump supporters openly discussed forcing Congress and Vice President Pence to overturn the election results.

Alex Newhouse, Research Lead, Center on Terrorism, Extremism, and Counterterrorism, Middlebury Institute of International Studies • conversation
Jan. 8, 2021 ~8 min

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Climate change: UK to end aid for fossil fuel projects abroad

As the UK hosts a key climate summit, the government announces an end to funding for overseas oil and gas.

Dec. 12, 2020 ~6 min

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Climate change: Global 'elite' will need to slash high-carbon lifestyles

The world's wealthiest will need to limit emissions if the world is to avoid dangerous warming.

Dec. 9, 2020 ~5 min

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Climate change: US formally withdraws from Paris agreement

After a three year wait, the US becomes the first nation to leave the Paris climate pact.

Nov. 4, 2020 ~10 min

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Climate Week: World split on urgency of tackling rising temperatures, global poll shows

Concern about climate change is growing, but there are big differences about the need for rapid action.

By Matt McGrath • bbcnews
Sept. 20, 2020 ~4 min


Gauge of US democracy hits its lowest score yet

The latest survey results from the political science research project Bright Line Watch are in: US democracy gets just 61 out of 100.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
Sept. 14, 2020 ~9 min

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Extinction Rebellion: Nuclear power 'only option' says former spokeswoman

Zion Lights says a car-crash TV interview led her to rethink her support for Extinction Rebellion.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Sept. 10, 2020 ~5 min


Surveys link youth activism with experiences of racism

"...there has been almost no research on how racism drives activism, especially for young people." A new study investigates that relationship.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Sept. 9, 2020 ~6 min

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Climate change: Power companies 'hindering' move to green energy

New research suggests utilities are dragging their feet when it comes to embracing wind and solar.

By Matt McGrath • bbcnews
Sept. 1, 2020 ~4 min