climate change

Catastrophic Temperature Rise In the Arctic Is 'Locked In,' UN Report Says

“What happens in the Arctic does not stay in the Arctic.”
Sarah Emerson
climate change

Environmental Laws Won’t Fix Climate Change Unless We Enforce Them, New UN Report Says

UN Environment investigated environmental protection laws around the world from 1972 through 2017 and found the biggest challenge is a failure to properly enforce the laws.
Kaleigh Rogers
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
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
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
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

We Should All Be Drinking Recycled Pee

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

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

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

2016 is not very chill.
Jordan Pearson

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

She who has the most robots wins.
Jordan Pearson