Supreme Court decides to upend 50 years of abortion rights. Stefani Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images) Matt Williams, The Conversation The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the constitutional right to abortion had been indicated via a leaked draft opinion some weeks ago, but that doesn’t diminish the impact it will have. The ruling handed down by the Supreme Court on June 24, 2022, upends 50 years … Continue reading Supreme Court overturns Roe, upends 50 years of abortion rights: 5 essential reads on what happens next
The exploitation of marine species worsens when the fish stock is shared by countries as opposed to when it is contained within a single exclusive economic zone. (Shutterstock) Juliano Palacios Abrantes, University of British Columbia Shared fish stocks of hundreds of marine species have been historically exploited by many countries across the world. As oceans get warmer and marine species move across international borders toward … Continue reading Managing fish stocks shared by nations must focus on the impacts of climate change
Dodos have been extinct for centuries, but it’s not a simple matter to definitively designate a species as extinct. (Shutterstock) Arne Mooers, Simon Fraser University https://narrations.ad-auris.com/widget/the-conversation-canada/when-is-a-species-really-extinct As the saying goes: “extinction is forever.” The list of extinct animals, like Steller’s sea cow, the Tasmanian wolf and the dodo, is depressing. And despite various efforts, extinction seems final. But when does extinction start? That would seem … Continue reading When is a species really extinct?
A child from the Mayuruna ethnic group stands on a pier on the banks of the Atalaia do Norte River in Amazonas state, Brazil, on June 12, 2022. Federal police and military forces are searching and investigating the disappearance of British journalist Dom Phillips and Indigenous affairs expert Bruno Araujo Pereira. (AP Photo/Edmar Barros) Félix Bhérer-Magnan, Université Laval Forests throughout the world are shrinking year … Continue reading The Amazon rainforest is disappearing quickly — and threatening Indigenous people who live there
REECE JONES Imagine you are reading a news story about race relations in the United States, and the reporter interviews the Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan to get his opinion on Black people. Sounds outrageous, right? Reporters would never do this, because the KKK is designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the opinion of the Grand Dragon … Continue reading The Hate Groups Behind the Think Tanks