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Nations Are Pledging To Create Ocean Preserves — To What Effect? NOAA

Nations Are Pledging To Create Ocean Preserves — To What Effect?

Research shows that not all marine protected areas are created equal and the most effective preserves restrict damaging activities.

Biden Invokes Defense Production Act To Boost US Solar Production AP Photo/Mary Altaffer/2021

Biden Invokes Defense Production Act To Boost US Solar Production

Industry groups have complained about supply chain problems due to a Commerce Department inquiry into possible trade violations involving Chinese products.

How The NRA Evolved From Backing A 1934 Ban On Machine Guns Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

How The NRA Evolved From Backing A 1934 Ban On Machine Guns

Today, the national gun-rights organization works to block nearly all firearms restrictions.

Saipan Man Wages Latest Challenge To US Cockfighting Ban Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat/2017

Saipan Man Wages Latest Challenge To US Cockfighting Ban

An animal welfare group says the lawsuit has no chance of success because of how similar lawsuits in Guam and Puerto Rico have fared.

Why Monkeypox Is Unlikely To Cause A Pandemic CDC/Cynthia S. Goldsmith

Why Monkeypox Is Unlikely To Cause A Pandemic

A microbiologist explains what’s known about this smallpox cousin.

A New Justice Department Office Will Take On Polluters In Hard-Hit Communities Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

A New Justice Department Office Will Take On Polluters In Hard-Hit Communities

The Biden administration says the first-ever Office of Environmental Justice will coordinate with other federal agencies to bring cases forward.

Father Damien Dedicated His Life To A Leprosy Colony — And Inspired HIV/AIDS Care Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2015

Father Damien Dedicated His Life To A Leprosy Colony — And Inspired HIV/AIDS Care

The Catholic saint embraced those the rest of society had rejected, joining them and even dying for them, and he also represented people at the margins.

We’re Trying To Reach Alien Civilizations. But Is It A Good Idea? NASA/JPL-Caltech/ESA/CXC/STScI

We’re Trying To Reach Alien Civilizations. But Is It A Good Idea?

Science fiction and some prominent scientists paint a bleak picture of what would happen, but our efforts are becoming more sophisticated.