Jon Queally, staff writer
As a federal government panel prepares to hear testimony and then finalize an updated version of influential nutritional guidelines on Tuesday, a coalition of more than 100 organizations and prominent food and health experts have joined together by calling for more sustainable recommendations than previous versions by replacing diets heavy with...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
"The state of Black America is in crisis—and we see justice challenged at every...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
A burn pit in Balad, Iraq. (Photo: Ryan Lackey/cc/flickr)
Environmental toxicologist Dr. Mozhgan Savabieasfahani will be awarded the 2015...


Israel's murder of four Palestinian children playing on a beach in Gaza City was witnessed by many bystanders, including journalists who have relayed harrowing accounts and photos as they watched the terrified boys run for their lives. Killed were Ahed Atef Bakr, 10, Zakariya Ahed Bakr, 10, Mohammad Ramiz Bakr, 11, and Ismail Mahmoud Bakr, 9. Warning: Graphic. Also heart-shattering, and untenable.