Eva Hershaw

americas

Savior or Villain? A New Leader Steps Into the Scandal-Plagued Brazilian Presidency

After ousting a female president, Michel Temer immediately named a cabinet without a single non-white male, a first in 37 years and a move that has riled many Brazilians.
Eva Hershaw
5.14.16
americas

A Bunch of Men Will Likely Take Over After Brazil's First Female President Is Ousted

Michel Temer, Brazil’s interim president after the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff, took office Thursday, and announced a new cabinet — without one single woman in it.
Eva Hershaw
5.12.16
politics

Brazilians Come Out in Droves to Support Rousseff's Scandal-Plagued Government

It's been a disastrous month for the ruling government, but protesters across the country flocked to the streets in an attempt to blow wind into the sails of an administration that many have already declared a sinking ship.
Eva Hershaw
4.1.16
environment

A Bankrupt Coal Company Plans Huge Executive Bonuses — And Steep Cuts to Employee Benefits

Alpha Natural Resources seeks to pay executive bonuses of nearly $12 million in 2016, after incurring $1.3 billion in losses last year and seeking to cut health and life insurance benefits for 1,200 rank-and-file employees.
Eva Hershaw
1.22.16
tipping point

Global Warming Could Delay the Next Ice Age by 100,000 Years

A new study shows the extraordinary extent to which anthropogenic global warming is altering the naturally occurring changes of the Earth's climate.
Eva Hershaw
1.14.16
environment

People in the Western US Really Do Want Federal Regulation of Land

A new poll reveals deep support in seven western states for national park designations and federal, rather than state, control over land set aside for public use.
Eva Hershaw
1.12.16
environment

The Twilight of the American Coal Industry May Be Nigh

St. Louis-based Arch Coal is the fourth US coal company to file for bankruptcy since July, as coal production slides to its lowest level in 30 years.
Eva Hershaw
1.11.16
environment

Suicides and 'Shorter, Bleaker' Lives Plague Indigenous Groups Around the World

The Guaraní-Kaiowa indigenous people of southern Brazil report a suicide rate 34 times higher than the national average.
Eva Hershaw
1.8.16
tipping point

It May Be 70 Degrees Fahrenheit Above Average This Week in the North Pole

As storms continue to batter the United States, a powerful weather system is building in the Arctic, which could bring high temperatures and strong winds to Iceland and the United Kingdom.
Eva Hershaw
12.28.15
environment

Here Are the Ways People Cope With China's Dirty Air

A few residents of China's dirtiest cities can afford to move to cleaner ones, while those with automobiles travel to the countryside to "wash your lungs" — but most rely on cheap, disposable masks.
Eva Hershaw
12.23.15
environment

Here's What Might Explain Why Afghanistan's Opium Production Dropped by Half This Year

A UN agency says successful anti-drug policy explains the 48 percent drop in Afghan opium production in 2015, yet experts say it did not sufficiently explore the role of environmental factors in the decline.
Eva Hershaw
12.18.15
environment

Tehran Is in the Midst of an 'Airpocalypse'

Topography, heavy traffic, old automobiles, and poor fuel quality are causing the dirty air, which has forced authorities to urge residents to remain indoors.
Eva Hershaw
12.15.15
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