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Yale grad students’ hunger strike can’t turn the tide for labor

By not dealing with the union, Yale is taking a necessary step to test the legality of the “micro-units.”

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From Nazis to Netflix, the controversies and contradictions of Cannes

On May 17, the 70th edition of the Festival de Cannes kicked off with the opening-night screening of director Arnaud Desplechin’s “Ismael’s Ghosts.”

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Parachuting in courses from the West does African entrepreneurs no good

Growing youth unemployment remains a socio-economic challenge in Africa. Several initiatives are being deployed to address this but are undermined by a flawed approach.

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Syria’s forgotten pluralism and why it matters today

Since fighting first erupted in Syria in March 2011, many have discussed the role of the Arab Spring, the attendant Arab Winter, Syria’s government, sectarianism and the rise of the Islamic State to explain it. These factors, while important, ignore a key part of the story – Syria’s past.

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The extraordinary return of sea otters to Glacier Bay

Using a new approach, CSU researchers discovered that the Glacier Bay sea otter population grew more than 21 percent per year between 1993 and 2012.

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An electric fix for removing long-lasting chemicals in groundwater

Studies have shown that a method called electrochemical oxidation is an effective way to remove PFASs from wastewater. But carrying it out at the field scale is an entirely different challenge.

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Why states are pushing ahead with clean energy despite Trump’s embrace of coal

The fact is that the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan codified where the utility industry was already going.

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Six charts that illustrate the divide between rural and urban America

We’ve all heard of the great divide between life in rural and urban America. But what are the factors that contribute to these differences? We asked sociologists, economists, geographers and historians to describe the divide from different angles.

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Upgrading our infrastructure: Targeting repairs for locks, dams and bridges

For the second time in a row, America’s infrastructure has earned a grade of D+ from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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