The stunning news regarding the state of Hernandez's brain complicates his story, writes Steve Almond, just as it should complicate our moral relationship to football.
A new report argues our warming climate threatens nearly half the bird species in Massachusetts, writes Frederick Hewett. Here’s why it matters.
Face recognition technology creates serious legal, cultural and philosophical problems, writes Kade Crockford. Turn it off.
Rather than building on what other nations have successfully done, Sanders has taken a running leap off the dock of reality, writes Rich Barlow.
We cleaned up from one hurricane, waited for another, and immigrants and Republicans faced storms of their own. All that and more from Tom Keane’s weekly news roundup.
In this reprehensibly partisan climate, even disasters as massive in scale as Hurricane Harvey are reduced to the size of political footballs, writes Julie Wittes Schlack.
By denying climate change and dithering on vital infrastructure repairs, the president is the latest leader to drop the ball on disaster preparedness, writes Rich Barlow.
Past experience tells us there will be a period of intense focus on the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey, then, a gradual fading of attention, leaving survivors to ask: now what?
When the solar eclipse touches Wyoming this summer, H. L. M. Lee is determined to haul his family across the country to be among the millions who will see it
Football doesn’t have a concussion problem, or even a violence problem. It has a physics and physiology problem, writes Steve Almond. The human brain wasn’t meant to absorb thousands of collisions.
My mother wanted a man’s career and man’s salary, writes Irene Sege. She refused to learn to type as insurance against a job as a secretary.
Just go with me here, writes Joelle Renstrom. Suspend your disbelief.
The challenge of climate change prevention is getting people to notice the catastrophe that has not happened.
The ecological power of religion is ultimately more efficacious than the top-down power of government, writes Dan McKanan.
If Donald Trump wants to make environmental decisions that offend elite opinion, writes Rich Barlow, then backing nuclear energy might be one option he’d support -- one that might incidentally help save the planet.
Withdrawing from the Paris agreement not only undermines the health of the planet, writes Sandro Galea, it also undermines the health of populations.
Of all the troubling aspects of the 2016 election, writes Steve Almond, the one that historians are likely to look upon as the most galling and catastrophic was the virtual absence of climate change as an issue.
Exactly how far away is this system? asks Joelle Renstrom. How long would it take to get there?
This is what happens when you put someone in charge of a federal agency who fiercely opposes its mission.
Could framing global warming as an economic issue prove to be a useful starting point for a conversation between Trump and climate hawks?