Nearly two-thirds of older Black Americans can't afford to live alone without help – and it's even tougher for Latinos
Elder economic insecurity is a problem for all races, but it's far more common for people of color, particularly in certain states.
Nov. 17, 2020 • ~8 min
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We’ll see more fire seasons like 2020 - here’s a strategy for managing our nation’s flammable landscapes
A fire scientists offers a six-point strategy for preventing wildfires and living safely in flammable landscapes.
Nov. 12, 2020 • ~8 min
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Unfairness alone is upsetting enough to drive people to punish lucky recipients of unfair outcomes.
Sept. 30, 2020 • ~6 min
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Our new research uncovered stark carbon inequality across the EU.
Aug. 27, 2020 • ~7 min
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Scientists find inequality between humans also harms the birds, the bees, the microbes and the trees.
Aug. 19, 2020 • ~6 min
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Fine-particle air pollution has decreased across the US, but poor and minority communities are still the most polluted
A new study shows that while fine particle air pollution has declined nationwide over the past 40 years, the health and environmental benefits haven't been shared evenly.
July 30, 2020 • ~9 min
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Random testing in Indiana shows COVID-19 is 6 times deadlier than flu, and 2.8% of the state has been infected
A team of researchers from Indiana University performed random testing for SARS-CoV-2 across the state. The results offer some of the most accurate data to date about important aspects of the virus.
July 21, 2020 • ~11 min
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Ending the pandemic will take global access to COVID-19 treatment and vaccines – which means putting ethics before profits
The high cost of pharmaceuticals often means only the richest patients get lifesaving medicines. As coronavirus drugs emerge, it will require hard, creative work to ensure they're available to all.
July 16, 2020 • ~9 min
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We need to move towards 'sufficiency-oriented' lifestyles.
June 24, 2020 • ~7 min
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Most consumers in South Africa aren't able to fill up a trolley of groceries for their daily needs, let alone join the panic buying induced by the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 22, 2020 • ~7 min
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