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Seven simple things you can do to save the bees on National Honeybee Day

Seven simple things you can do to save the bees on National Honeybee Day

Bee lovers are abuzz on National Honeybee Day, the time of year when we honor nature’s hardest-working pollinator. People owe a lot to bees — namely, many of the foods we enjoy, like strawberries, avocados and broccoli. The US Department of Agriculture estimates that every 1 in 3 bites of food exists because of animal…MORE

Why El Paso and other recent attacks in the US are modern-day lynchings

Why El Paso and other recent attacks in the US are modern-day lynchings

Carol Anderson was scanning Twitter recently when she saw something that brought back a chilling memory. Someone asked Latina women if they had changed the way they acted in public after a white man allegedly targeting Mexicans was arrested for gunning down 22 people in an El Paso Walmart. One woman said she no longer…MORE

‘Mindhunter’ wades back into crowded pool of serial killer TV

‘Mindhunter’ wades back into crowded pool of serial killer TV

Serial killers will be all over TV this weekend, which isn’t particularly unusual these days. Yet the latest mini-wave devoted to the most sordid murderers — including the return of Netflix’s “Mindhunter” — underscores the tension between feeding fascination with the topic and inadvertently glamorizing it. The summer has already produced a robust discussion over…MORE

The water is so hot in Alaska it’s killing large numbers of salmon

The water is so hot in Alaska it’s killing large numbers of salmon

Alaska has been in the throes of an unprecedented heat wave this summer, and the heat stress is killing salmon in large numbers. Scientists have observed die-offs of several varieties of Alaskan salmon, including sockeye, chum and pink salmon. Stephanie Quinn-Davidson, director of the Yukon Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, told CNN she took a group of…MORE

Planned Parenthood faces critical decision after abortion-referral restriction upheld

Planned Parenthood faces critical decision after abortion-referral restriction upheld

The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday denied Planned Parenthood’s request to reverse its order allowing the Trump administration’s Title X abortion clinic-referral restriction to go into effect — a blow for abortion rights activists after the organization threatened to pull out of the federal family-planning program over the rule. Last month, an…MORE

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