Will Colorado bring back wolves? It's up to voters

For the first time in the US, a ballot measure will ask voters whether to restore wolves to a place where they've been eradicated. Coloradans have strong views on both sides.

Kevin Crooks, Professor of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology , Colorado State University • conversation
Oct. 16, 2020 ~11 min

Tags: livestock ranchers endangered-species colorado human-wildlife-conflict hunting wolves carnivores apex-predators us-west us-elections-2020 referendum ecological-restoration

What is HIPAA? 5 questions answered about the medical privacy law that protects Trump's test results and yours

A health law expert explains what the regulation does and doesn't protect.

Margaret Riley, Professor of Law, Public Health Sciences, and Public Policy, University of Virginia • conversation
Oct. 15, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: medical-records data-breaches health-data apple-watch fitbit 2020-us-elections privacy-law privacy-rights medical-privacy health-law privacy-policies genetic-databases privacy-laws medical-providers

The 2020 elections will determine which voices dominate public land debates

Republicans and Democrats take sharply different positions on managing US public lands, but there's solid consensus on some issues.

James R. Skillen, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, Calvin University • conversation
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

If Obamacare goes away, here are eight ways your life will be affected

The Affordable Care Act has a date with the U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 10. In the wake of Justice Ginsburg's death, the health car law hangs in the balance of a court with a four-four split.

Simon F. Haeder, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Pennsylvania State University • conversation
Sept. 25, 2020 ~11 min

Tags:  affordable-care-act  obamacare  aca  2020-us-elections  preexisting-conditions  essential-health-benefits

While the US is reeling from COVID-19, the Trump administration is trying to take away health care

In the middle of the pandemic, the Trump administration is pursuing policy and a court ruling that would take away health care from millions. Two scholars explain the details.

Nicole Huberfeld, Professor of Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights and Professor of Law, Boston University • conversation
Aug. 25, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus-2020 2020-us-elections

Jay Inslee: Washington governor to run on climate change

The two-term governor will focus his campaign on "defeating climate change" and creating energy jobs.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
March 1, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: us-election-2020

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