#Explainer

  • Feature: Experts Say Arctic Drilling Makes Little Sense. So Why Is It Being Pushed?
    FeatureEnvironment

    Experts Say Arctic Drilling Makes Little Sense. So Why Is It Being Pushed?

    By Joe McCarthy|Dec. 8, 2017|Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

    The rush to privatize public lands by the Trump administration runs counter to widely held beliefs. Read more

  • Article: HIV Disproportionately Affects Transgender Women — But They’re Fighting Back
    Health

    HIV Disproportionately Affects Transgender Women — But They’re Fighting Back

    By David Brand|Dec. 1, 2017

    Community centers and other organizations are tapping into strong social networks. Read more

  • Article: Pneumonia Kills More Children Than Any Other Disease but Receives the Least Funding
    AdvocacyHealth

    Pneumonia Kills More Children Than Any Other Disease but Receives the Least Funding

    By Shakira Donovan|Nov. 20, 2017

    Why investing in pneumonia vaccines should be a global health priority. Read more

  • Article: Ben & Jerry’s Thinks Banning Refugees Is a ‘Half-Baked’ Idea
    Citizenship

    Ben & Jerry’s Thinks Banning Refugees Is a ‘Half-Baked’ Idea

    By Joe McCarthy|Nov. 16, 2017

    The ice cream brand is part of a larger movement. Read more

  • Article: ISIS Preyed on Victims of Climate Change to Recruit in Iraq, Report Says
    Environment

    ISIS Preyed on Victims of Climate Change to Recruit in Iraq, Report Says

    By Joe McCarthy|Nov. 14, 2017

    Experts fear that climate change could fuel conflicts and destabilize parts of the world. Read more

  • Article: These Are 6 of the Most Exploited Resources on Earth
    Environment

    These Are 6 of the Most Exploited Resources on Earth

    By Joe McCarthy|Nov. 2, 2017

    As countries search for more resources to exploit, an enormous toll is being taken on the planet. Read more

  • Article: How the Humble Coffee Bean Is Helping Women Break Barriers All Over the World
    Girls & Women

    How the Humble Coffee Bean Is Helping Women Break Barriers All Over the World

    By Joe McCarthy|Oct. 27, 2017|CHIME FOR CHANGE

    Women have always cultivated the coffee. Now they’re getting paid. Read more

  • Article: These Phones Are the Worst Ones for the Planet, a New Report Shows
    Environment

    These Phones Are the Worst Ones for the Planet, a New Report Shows

    By Joe McCarthy|Oct. 23, 2017

    The good and bad side of your smartphone. Read more