united states

Science

This Is What It’s Like to Watch the Arctic Die

There is no talk of international intrigue among people living and working in the Arctic, only dread of what a warming planet might mean.
Craig S. Smith
7.24.19
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
INF Treaty

The U.S. has rejected Russia’s offer to try to save a key nuclear treaty

The INF pact has kept Europe free of nuclear missiles for three decades.
Tim Hume
1.17.19
china

The Pentagon is worried China's military could push to retake Taiwan by force

The report described Taiwan as the “primary driver” for the rapid advances to modernize China’s military.
Tim Hume
1.16.19
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
women's rights

The U.S. tried to take language on reproductive health out of a U.N. resolution to prevent violence against women

The U.S. was the only country to vote against the language.
Carter Sherman
12.18.18
she's running

Watch these first-time female candidates find out if they won on Election Night

In the fourth episode of "She's Running," see what it was like to win and lose on Tuesday.
VICE News
11.10.18
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
iran nuclear deal

The U.S. is trying to bully Britain to side with Trump on Iran

British businesses were told to cease trading with Tehran or face “serious consequences."
Tim Hume
8.13.18
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