united states

Motherboard

Americans Are Literally Flushing Canada’s Forests Down the Toilet

The United States rolls through more toilet paper per year than any other nation, according a report co-written by the NRDC.
Becky Ferreira
2.27.19
climate change

A Strong US Economy Doesn’t Have to Mean a Worse Climate

A new report estimating the carbon emissions for 2018 shows they have risen for the first time in four years, in part due to the growing economy.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.9.19
emissions

US Carbon Emissions Spike in 2018 to Their Highest Levels in Eight Years

A new report estimates that American carbon dioxide emissions rose by 3.4 percent in 2018, due to Trump's policies, cold spells, and economic growth.
Becky Ferreira
1.8.19
Hacking

CYBER PODCAST: The Growing World Of APTs and Government Hackers

We spoke to EFF's Eva Galperin about government hackers and espionage operations.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.26.18
Motherboard

We're 'Nowhere Near on Track' to Meeting Our Climate Change Goals, UN Report Says

Trying to stop the planet from warming more than 1.5 degrees Celsius is “extremely improbable,” expert says.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.27.18
nuclear fallout

America Is Not Prepared for Nuclear War, Public Health Experts Warn

A gathering of experts organized by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine said the US isn’t ready for the public health crisis that would follow a nuclear blast.
Matthew Gault
8.29.18
lost dogs

The Mysterious Disappearance of North America's First Dogs

When people migrated to North America some 10,000 years ago, they brought their canine companions with them.
Becky Ferreira
7.6.18
politics

The Definitive Overanalysis of Donald Trump’s 41-Word Assault on Canada

In a few sentences, Trump managed to mock Canadian identity, Justin Trudeau, and even ‘O Canada.’
Mack Lamoureux
6.26.18
politics

Donald Trump Just Won't Stop Beefing with Trudeau

It’s not looking like this little squabble will be slowing down anytime soon.
Mack Lamoureux
6.12.18
immigration

In the US, Chinese Indonesian Refugees Found a New Home and New Problems

In Philadelphia, home to the second largest Indonesian American population in the US, those who escaped the riots in May 1998 are living through a period of rising anti-immigration rhetoric.
Ethan Harfenist
5.24.18
Voices

Not One Young American Should Have to Spend the Night Sleeping on the Streets

Ending youth homelessness requires a movement of government leadership, advocacy groups and social service providers coming together for change.
Kevin Ryan
2.22.18
Trump

Trump's Cognitive Test Asked Him to Draw a Clock and Remember What a Lion Is Called

The Montreal Cognitive Assessment is an effective test for detecting early signs of Alzheimer’s Disease, but it doesn’t determine if you’re a “very stable genius.”
Kaleigh Rogers
1.17.18
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