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Kenny Stancil, staff writer
"The United States must become a country where everyone receives the healthcare they need, and the best way to achieve that goal is to enact Medicare for All," said Ady Barkan on February 23, 2021. (Photo: DNCC via Getty Images)
"The pandemic has made it painfully clear that the status quo is unacceptable," said another campaigner after a local community vote that speaks to a national trend.
Jake Johnson, staff writer
Protestors gather on Bolyston Street in front of a Verizon store during a net neutrality rally on December 7, 2017.
"Now we're one step closer to net neutrality being the law of the land."
Brett Wilkins, staff writer
A great white shark, seen here swimming near Isla Guadalupe off the coast of Baja California del Norte, Mexico. (Photo: pterantula/Flickr/cc)
"Climate change is scrambling our ocean ecosystems and sometimes it produces...

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Bad news on all sides on our human propensity for taking without thinking. A new study finds researchers have "grossly underestimated" the impact on the Amazon rainforest of logging and other human activity, even as California park rangers combat a surge in nightime bandits - aka "midnight burlers" - poaching the burl from old-growth redwoods to sell for furniture. The tallest trees on earth, old-growth redwoods once covered almost 2,000,000 acres of California; today, less than 5% of that...