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Environment  |  News  |  Science & Tech
Plants Are Going Extinct

Plants Are Going Extinct Up to 350 Times Faster Than the Historical Norm

Modern plant extinction rates that exceed historical rates up to 350 times will sp...

Environment  |  News
Amazon Fire 5 Things

The Amazon is on Fire: 5 Things You Need to Know

Fires in Brazil have increased by 85% in 2019, with more than half in the Amazon r...

Awareness  |  Corruption  |  Opinion
US Military Polluter War Machine

US Military is a Bigger Polluter Than 140 Countries – Shrinking This War Machine is a Must

It’s no coincidence that US military emissions tend to be overlooked in climate ...

Awareness  |  Politics

The One Thing Congress Can Agree On? Spending Hundreds of Billions on the US Military

Despite stark partisan divisions on deficit spending and social programs, bipart...

News  |  Science & Tech
Tardigrades Moon

A Crashed Israeli Spacecraft Left Thousands of Tardigrades on the Moon

The odds of finding life on the moon just skyrocketed....

Mass Shootings in America

Forget Everything You Think You Know About Mass Shootings in America

The hysteria surrounding mass shootings in America is largely manufactured by the ...

Humans Aren't Happy

Humans Aren’t Designed to Be Happy — so Stop Trying to Find Happiness

Chasing the happiness dream is a very American concept, exported to the rest of th...

Science & Tech
Deadly Brain-Eating Amoeba

Why the ‘Brain-Eating’ Amoeba Found in Freshwater Lakes is so Deadly

Infections with Naegleria fowleri, the "brain-eating" amoeba, are extremely rare,...