Environment

The COVID-19 pandemic sent the U.S. unemployment rate to 14.8% in April 2020, its highest level since the Great Depression. Normally, such an economic shock would result in a spike in the national...
Infectious diseases have plagued humankind throughout history. When small bands of hunter-gatherers contracted an illness, it might have remained relatively contained; but as agrarian societies...
Within weeks of taking office, President Joe Biden issued a series of executive orders aimed at making the U.S. carbon neutral by 2050. This goal hinges on eliminating greenhouse gas emissions in...
The U.S. government owns over 640 million acres of land across 50 states — equal to more than one-quarter of the country’s total landmass. Federal land can serve a wide variety of purposes,...
More than 820 million people around the world — just over 11% of the global population — suffer from hunger, according to the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).   At the...
The Earth’s rainforests get smaller every year. The Amazonian rainforest, the largest on the planet, has lost approximately 305,000 square miles in the past 50 years, or 19% of the area it covered...