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‘You cannot talk about climate change without talking about justice,” says Alicia Pérez-Porro, PhD

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A Q&A on food justice and security with Sonali McDermid, PhD

A farmer harvests wheat crop in a field on the outskirts of Faridabad, India on April 4, 2021. Photo: MONEY SHARMA/AFP/Getty Images


People walk through MLK Park near Santa Fe and Nystrom Village neighborhoods in Richmond, California, March 23, 2021. Photos by Sarahbeth Maney for OneZero.

Black in the Time of Climate Change

Across the U.S., people of color point to a root cause: environmental racism


The prehistoric animals could diffuse the Arctic’s ticking carbon bomb

A woolly mammoth skeleton is displayed at Summers Place Auctions on November 26, 2014 in Billingshurst, England. Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images


Efforts involving brain-computer interfaces pose myriad risks to would-be supersoldiers

Illustration of a cyborg from the collarbones up, facing the right side of the image, in a dark space. Its metal face has been slightly detached from the rest of its head to reveal the computer chips and wires inside.
Illustration of a cyborg from the collarbones up, facing the right side of the image, in a dark space. Its metal face has been slightly detached from the rest of its head to reveal the computer chips and wires inside.
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Doing so may be the only chance of ending the pandemic

The silhouette of a vaccine shot hovering over dark silhouettes of people from various age groups.
The silhouette of a vaccine shot hovering over dark silhouettes of people from various age groups.
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A flat-packed renovation aims to improve the energy efficiency of homes that already exist

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Reengineering Life

The resulting crop could be more sustainable than current varieties

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‘The nice thing about ketamine is it gives you this really nice third-person perspective’

In the lower left corner of this photo is a small rectangle with closeup of a depressed-looking Black person against a yellow background. A larger, zoomed-out, slightly blurry version of the same image, but colored red, is to the left of the small rectangle, which overlaps it slightly. The background is an even more zoomed-out and blurry version of the pic, colored orange.
In the lower left corner of this photo is a small rectangle with closeup of a depressed-looking Black person against a yellow background. A larger, zoomed-out, slightly blurry version of the same image, but colored red, is to the left of the small rectangle, which overlaps it slightly. The background is an even more zoomed-out and blurry version of the pic, colored orange.
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The Color of Climate

All over the country, there are direct actions, lawsuits, and calls for the Biden administration to shut down more pipelines

Photo of climate change rally in Washington D.C.
Photo of climate change rally in Washington D.C.
Photo Illustration: Save As/Medium; Source: Getty Images

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