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Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Water vapor rises from the cooling towers of the Jänschwalde lignite-fired power plant of Lausitzer Energie Bergbau AG (LEAG) on August 19, 2020 in Peitz, Germany. (Photo: Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images)
"Everyone must understand that by taking care of our planet we are not only saving ecosystems, but also lives, especially the ones who are the most vulnerable."
Brett Wilkins, staff writer
A house burns while flames threaten other homes in Mega Fundeira village, near Picha, in Leiria district, Portugal on June 20, 2017 (Photo: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
"I am very afraid for my future," said one plaintiff, "with so little time to...
Lisa Newcomb, staff writer
British-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca will supply the European Union with up to 400 doses of a still-in-development Covid-19 vaccine, officials announced in August. (Photo: Paul Ellis/AFP via Getty Images)
"Governments need to resist pharma pressure and be transparent."


With upcoming elections in a Europe beset by rising neo-Nazism, a new campaign by Swedish Social Democrats against the resurgence has a high-profile leader: Rainer Hoess, 48, the grandson of infamous Auschwitz commandant Rudolf Hoess, who presided over the murder of a million Jews and thousands of others. Hoess has spent years speaking to German schoolchildren about a Nazi influence growing now, as then, because "the social safety nets have been torn, and people are left behind...Hopelessness...