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Packaging generates a lot of waste – now Maine and Oregon...

Jessica Heiges, University of California, Berkeley and Kate O'Neill, University of California, Berkeley Most consumers don’t pay much attention...

The EPA is banning chlorpyrifos, a pesticide widely used on food...

Gina Solomon, University of California, San Francisco On Aug. 18, 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it...

Climate change and forest management have both fueled today’s epic...

Steven C. Beda, University of Oregon What is driving the wildfires that are ravaging California, Oregon and Washington? President Trump and state officials have offered...

Coping with Western wildfires: 5 essential reads

Jennifer Weeks, The Conversation Intense wildfires are raging in California, Oregon and Washington state, spurring mass evacuations and leaving charred towns in their wake. A...

3 innovations helping the homeless in Eugene, Oregon

Mohamed Hassan Awad, California State University, Los Angeles Even when the economy is booming, the United States has trouble figuring out how to deal with...

It’s high time someone studied marijuana taxes – so we did

Muhammad Salar Khan, George Mason University Consumers don’t seem to mind paying sales taxes on things like food and clothing. Marijuana may be a different...

Could a national buyback program reduce gun violence in America?

Lacey Wallace, Pennsylvania State University Americans own nearly half of the world’s guns, with approximately 120 firearms for every 100 U.S. residents. Gun control policies may...

Meet the foodies who are changing the way Americans eat

Joshua T. Beck, University of Oregon and Brandon Reich, University of Oregon As residents of idyllic Eugene, Oregon, with its culture of local food, we...

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Amazon is turning 25 – here’s a look back at how...

Venkatesh Shankar, Texas A&M University A quarter of a century ago, on July 5, 1994, a company, which shared a name with the world’s...