Friday, August 24, 2018

Heat: the Next Big Inequality Issue   

PoliticsScience

Amy Fleming, writing for The Guardian: When July’s heatwave swept through the Canadian province of Quebec, killing more than 90 people in little over a week, the unrelenting sunshine threw the disparities between rich and poor into sharp relief. While … Continue reading →

Saturday, June 14, 2014

America dumbs down   

OpinionScience

Jonathon Gatehouse, writing for Maclean’s on a wave of anti-science, anti-intellectual thinking in the United States: If the rise in uninformed opinion was limited to impenetrable subjects that would be one thing, but the scourge seems to be spreading. Everywhere … Continue reading →

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Lose the Lawn   

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Ian Lovett writing for the New York Times: Worried about dwindling water supplies, communities across the drought-stricken Southwest have begun waging war on a symbol of suburban living: the lush, green grass of front lawns.