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

How lobbying undercuts climate action

A new look at how lobbying contributed to the failure of the Waxman-Markey Bill also offers "a glimmer of hope" for future climate policy.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB | May 31, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment climate-change government laws money politics

Trust isn’t simple when it comes to the government

Do you trust the government? New research digs deeper than previous gauges to understand what people really think.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State | May 16, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture beliefs emotions government politics surveys trust

Listen: Should the government regulate social media?

After the livestream and widespread sharing of video from the Christchurch massacre in New Zealand, is it time to regulate social media?

Duke University | May 2, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture government laws social-media

Israel’s child development accounts appeal to families

The Israeli government deposits about $14 into every child development account each month. The result? Enough to pay for a year of college at 18.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL | April 29, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture families government israel money

Expert: Justice Dept. has changed view on emoluments

"...the Justice Department has veered away from its long track record of vigilance on behalf of the republic," argues law professor Kathleen Clark.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL | April 26, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture ethics government laws money us-presidents united-states

What should we anticipate for U.S. climate policy?

Climate policy is a hot topic on Capitol Hill, but what can we realistically expect in terms of legislative action? Three experts discuss.

Rob Jordan-Stanford | April 21, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment featured climate-change government politics

Model can predict tariff impact ahead of time

A new model can account for the impact of trade tariffs like those the Trump administration has imposed on steel and soybeans.

Kurt Greenbaum-WUSTL | April 19, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business economics global-trade government money

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