Policy and Law

The U.S. Debt is an Unsolvable Crisis

May 10, 2018
Debt

The solutions to solve our debt crisis are simply too unpalatable for any of us to consider.

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Rapid Evolution Fails to Save Butterflies from Extinction

May 9, 2018
Checkerspot

New research confirms that wild species can adapt quickly to human-induced change, but that the adaptation can cause deadly “eco-evolutionary traps” when humans introduce new resources and then quickly take them away.

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Coal Plants Get New Life in the Sun

May 8, 2018
Solar panel

Cheaper renewable energy is reshaping how electricity is generated and consumed. But is there a way to still make use of all those old coal plants and mines?

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Work Requirements for Assistance Programs are Harmful

May 7, 2018
help

What legislators ought to do is reduce barriers to steady employment such as lack of child care.

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Aging Population Will Cause Significant Strain for Texas

May 4, 2018
Elders

In future smart cities, social resilience will be a key ingredient for building stronger communities. 

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