Militaries are among the world’s biggest emitters. This general wants them to go green.

Gen. Richard Nugee is making the British military greener to improve the climate — and security.
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Strong Labor Market in 2021 Faces Down Omicron Threat

Jobless claims held near a half-century low last week, pointing to a still-solid job outlook.

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Investors Pile Into Supply-Chain Technology

A flood of big money is pumping up valuations of logistics startups as global bottlenecks raise the profile of a once-overlooked sector.

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Dire climate change scenarios for Colorado’s High Country ‘untethered from the real world’

5 popular reads from our newsroom in 2021

Try as we may, it sure is hard to know what story is going to resonate with readers. From forests to fertility to fish farming, here are five of our most popular reads from 2021.


1. WATCH: Fertility crisis leaves little time for solutions

Worldwide, sperm counts in men have declined 50 percent in 50 years, with no sign of easing soon.

2. The push for standing forest protections in US climate policy

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Researchers say “proforestation” policies are the fastest and most effective way to draw excess CO2 out of the atmosphere.

3. Use of disinfectants has soared, sparking new examination of ingredients

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Regulators are considering whether disinfectant ingredients called quats are safe and effective in light of increased use during the COVID-19 pandemic.

4. Fish farming has a plastic problem

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Microplastics in fishmeal are contaminating farmed fish—impacting their health, the nutrition they provide, and leaving consumers potentially exposed.

5. A disability should not be a death sentence during a natural disaster

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“I have the privilege of studying wildfires—but I often don’t have the privilege of escaping them when it matters most.”

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As U.S. pushes a shift toward electric cars, where should the chargers go?

The Biden administration sees the plug-in network as critical groundwork for cutting carbon emissions.

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California’s new composting law starts Jan. 1. How to recycle your food scraps

Mark Zuckerberg adds 110 acres to controversial 1,500-acre Hawaii estate

The $17m purchase for the Facebook founder includes the Ka Loko reservoir, considered high-risk and in need of repairs.

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‘On the brink’: drought and politics leave Afghans fighting famine

Aid collapse after Taliban took control means just 2% of people have enough to eat, UN says.

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San Diego County energy storage project aims to help fight climate crisis