Expert: Suleimani killing moves the US and Iran closer to war

An expert tells you what you need to know about what could happen next following the US killing of Iranian Major General Qassim Suleimani.

Lawrence Goodman-Brandeis | Jan. 6, 2020 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture government iran united-states war

Border walls are terrible for global trade

A look at the material consequences of border walls around the world reveals their impact on global trade.

Jack Wang- U. Chicago | Jan. 2, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture economics government immigration migration

Congress and climate news spark oil company ads

When climate change is in the news or a focus of Congress, oil companies spend more money on advertising, new research shows.

Jill Kimball-Brown | Dec. 17, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment advertising business climate-change energy government journalism money united-states

Here’s what you need to know about impeachment

A law professor and former federal prosecutor explains what's going on with the impeachment proceedings in Congress and what's next.

Stanford | Dec. 13, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture government laws politics us-presidents united-states

What’s at stake in the 2020 census?

The 2020 census is the first to be online, but controversies around who's counted and how could throw off the count and put vulnerable people at risk.

Amanda Wicks-NYU | Dec. 11, 2019 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture government laws surveys united-states

What you need to know about the Amazon fires

As thousands of fires still rage in the Amazon, experts explain what started the fires, what could stop them, and why the Amazon matters so much.

NC State | Oct. 2, 2019 | futurity
~10 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment amazon brazil conservation deforestation fires forests government rainforests

The EPA isn’t doing enough to protect people in harm’s way

The EPA is falling down on its job to protect vulnerable populations from hazardous chemicals, researchers argue in a new paper.

Laurel Thomas-Michigan | Sept. 6, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment featured health-and-medicine government laws manufacturing pollution safety united-states

Environmental crime goes way beyond poaching

Environmental crime doesn't always take the form we might expect.

Layne Cameron-Michigan State | Aug. 13, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment conservation crimes government money pollution

Precolonial history may predict conflict in sub-Saharan Africa

New research explores the likelihood of violence in postcolonial sub-Saharan African countries.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester | July 5, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture ethnicity government history sub-saharan-africa violence

Website tracks China’s huge grave relocation effort

In what may be the largest grave relocation in human history so far, China has exhumed more than 10 million corpses. An interactive website shows where.

Alex Shashkevich-Stanford | June 10, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture burials china death government land maps

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