Weekly News Roundup - April 21st-28th

Climate Change

Karsten Moran for The New York Times

NYC is expected to pass new legislation that would set emission caps for many different types of buildings, with the goal of achieving a 40 percent overall reduction of emissions by 2030

Monday was Earth Day! Here are five not so fun facts about the state of our environment

Despite concerns of global warming, American's energy consumption increased 4% last year

Climate change is partly responsible for making rich countries richer and poor countries poorer

An overwhelming majority of both Republicans and Democrats want climate change to be taught in school - here are 8 ways to teach it in almost any classroom

A quick guide to knowing your plastics and how to recycle them!


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Starbucks, Disney, and other large corporations are partnering with universities to offer employees fully-subsidized Bachelor's or Master's degrees


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Alzheimer's treatments based on the “amyloid hypothesis” have failed; it’s time to focus on inflammation instead

Researchers have developed synthetic peptides that can target and inhibit small, toxic aggregates related to Alzheimer’s disease

Human Rights

Studio Fotografico Carpe Diem di Dani e Noemi Mascetti – Spinetoli

Click here to read what four refugees have to say about their Italian host families

A right-wing militia has been confronting groups of migrant families at the Southern U.S. border and holding them at gunpoint

The United Methodist Church, America's largest Protest denomination, is on a path toward breakup over differences on same-sex marriage and LGBTQ pastors

Canada's proposed changes to its asylum system are being heavily criticized

Mental Illness

Associated Press Archives

Growing up poor makes people prone to mental illness

Self-stigma in patients with schizophrenia increases depressive symptoms

Children may be at a slightly increased risk of schizophrenia when their parents were in sexual contact for less than three years before conceiving them

Outpatient treatment for depression in the U.S. has risen steadily in recent decades but to a level lower than expected

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