UN

climate change

Devastating UN Report: CO2 Emissions Must Go to Zero By 2050 to Avoid Worst Effects of Climate Change

The IPCC's '1.5 Degree Report' paints a dire picture that suggests we must fundamentally change the nature of society in the next decade.
Caroline Haskins
10.8.18
dream chaser

This Space Plane Is One Step Closer to Cargo Runs to the Space Station

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s flashy vehicle is designed to resupply the International Space Station.
Becky Ferreira
11.14.17
Peace Prize Blues

The Desperate Symbolism of the Nobel Peace Prize

ICAN is a great organization, but the Nobel Peace Prize will do little to further its mission.
Daniel Oberhaus
10.6.17
Gold and Silver

I Went on a 'Pokémon Go' Raid at Trump Tower

“Everybody knows I’m the very best, like no one ever was.”
Jacob Kleinman
9.28.17
water

We Should All Be Drinking Recycled Pee

Astronauts do it. Why can't we?
Kate Lunau
3.22.17
access now

Digital Rights Advocates Want the UN to Stop Social Media Searches at the US Border

Refugees and immigrants are having their digital lives exposed at America’s borders.
Samantha Cole
2.17.17
deep sea mining

We Need to Regulate the Seabed Before Mining Companies Destroy It

Commercial activity on the bottom of the ocean may destroy ecosystems we don’t even know exist.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.6.17
russia

The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots Makes Incremental Progress at the UN

It overcame resistance from Russia at the last minute, starting a diplomatic process that could lead to a ban.
David Rogers
12.19.16
News

Arctic Sea Ice Is Struggling to Reform in Record-Hot Temperatures

2016 is not very chill.
Jordan Pearson
11.14.16
News

Robots Will Take Two-Thirds of All Jobs In the Developing World, UN Says

She who has the most robots wins.
Jordan Pearson
11.9.16
Power

How to Talk About the Paris Climate Agreement at the Bar

Is the world saved yet?
Kaleigh Rogers
9.22.16
News

The World’s Blood Diamond Watchdog Is Looking to the Blockchain

But can new technology fix a broken process?
Jordan Pearson
8.31.16
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