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Nation Feb 18This Florida bill could restrict guns from dangerous owners
Twenty-two states and the District of Columbia are considering laws that would allow judges to restrain dangerous gun owners from their firearms.
Nation Jul 06Activists occupy the trees to stop a Pennsylvania pipeline
Hearing chainsaw motors revving in the woods behind their southern Pennsylvania home, Elise Gerhart climbed a white pine 40-feet high. Cutting that tree would have brought her down with it.
Nation Jan 18New pipeline clashes call on Standing Rock playbook
Groups inspired by the Standing Rock movement are protesting the Trans-Pecos Pipeline in Texas, while similar clashes sprout across the country.
Science Jan 07China’s ivory ban opens questions about its massive legal stockpiles
China’s ivory ban seems an environmental victory. But, Beijing hasn't detailed the fate of the nation’s massive legal and illegal stockpiles.
Nation Sep 16Tribes across North America converge at Standing Rock, hoping to be heard
Protesters of the North Dakota pipeline celebrated after the Department of Justice temporarily halted the project in federal jurisdictions last Friday. But while some equipment sits idle, construction in other areas continues. William Brangham visits the Standing Rock Reservation, where…
Nation Aug 24Tribe will have to wait on Dakota Access Pipeline fate
At least 300 people opposed to a controversial oil pipeline under construction in North Dakota waited anxiously outside a D.C. federal courthouse this afternoon for a decision on whether or not the project can to continue. And now they’ll have…
Science Aug 12What are PFASs, the toxic chemicals being found in drinking water?
Six million Americans are exposed to hazardous levels of PFAS chemicals due pollution from military and industrial sites, according to a new study from Harvard University.
Science Jun 22It could take centuries for EPA to test all the unregulated chemicals under a new landmark bill
Synthetic chemicals surround us. They’re in our takeout containers, children’s toys, furniture and clothes. You might think the government has carefully reviewed every chemical for safety before it hits the market. But it hasn’t.