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Cost-Benefit Analysis of Pollution

Carbon pollution — the main source of global warming — doesn’t cause only long-term damage. It also affects life today. Carbon emissions cause lung diseases that kill thousands of people a year. The emissions also reduce worker

A Crime against the Planet and Humanity

Is it possible to raise the idea of framing climate degradation as a form of violence, and potentially as a crime against humanity? There are three components to the claim that environmental degradation is a crime against

A Refuge from Technology

You can’t make a call or send a text on your cell phone in Green Bank, West Virginia. Wireless Internet is outlawed, as is Bluetooth. As you approach the tiny town on a two-lane road that snakes

Follow the Sun

Solar power is reshaping energy production in the developing world. Across the developing world, solar power is hitting its stride. Rather than the rooftop panels popular in Germany, YDS kelime listeleri, Kelime Testleri, Mini YDS testleri, ve

Autism: The Beautiful Minds

In America in 1970 one child in 14,000 was reckoned to be autistic. The current estimate is one in 68—or one in 42 among boys. Similarly high numbers can be found in other rich countries: a study

Panama Leaks and Beyond

In 2009, leaders of the Group of 20 nations, distressed by the global financial crisis, pledged to dismantle the tax havens that have allowed the world’s richest people to avoid paying taxes. The United States and European

A Danger to Grizzly Bears

The grizzly bears that live in and around Yellowstone make up almost half the population in the lower 48 states, and now those bears are at risk. In 2015 their numbers in the Yellowstone area declined by

The Tough Realities of Climate Change

IN less than a month, delegates from more than 190 countries will convene in Paris to finalize a sweeping agreement intended to constrain human influence on the climate. But any post-meeting celebration will be tempered by two

Say You did, Even if You didn’t

Criminal justice in Japan On the face of it Japan’s system of criminal justice looks as if its gets a lot right. Crime rates are lower in Japan than almost anywhere else—the murder rate is less than

Contemporary Approaches to Struggle with Cancer

There are, broadly speaking, four ways to fight cancer. You can cut a tumour out, with surgery. Or you can try one of three different ways of killing it. Radiotherapy targets tumours with radiation. Chemotherapy uses chemicals