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How Are You Cutting Down on Plastic Waste?

Katarzyna Bialasiewicz/Getty Images The United States—and the world—is facing a plastics crisis. Experts predict that if we continue using plastics at the current rate without proper disposal, there could be more plastic than fish in the oceans by 2050.  The problem has only gotten worse after China stopped accepting contaminated recycling last year. The United…

Thousands of Transgender Troops’ Lives Are About to Change Radically. But the Military Still Hasn’t Figured Out the Details.

Rep. Anthony Brown (D-Md.) talks to transgender military members Army Capt. Alivia Stehlik (left), and Army Capt. Jennifer Peace (right), at the conclusion of a House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel hearing in February.Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press On the January day when five Supreme Court justices agreed to revive President Donald Trump’s ban on…

Vote: What Do You Want to Know About the Green Deal?

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) during a press conference announcing the Green New Deal.Alex Edelman/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Earlier this month, we asked Mother Jones readers what they wanted to know about the Green New Deal. We received more than a hundred questions on the climate resolution, ranging from its cost…

What’s Your Vaccination Secret?

Ethan Lindenberger testifies before the Senate about vaccinations. Ron Sachs/CNP via ZUMA Wire Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. When Ethan Lindenberger asked a simple question on Reddit, he probably didn’t think it’d pave the way for him to testify in front of the Senate. Posting in the popular community r/NoStupidQuestions,…

What Do You Want to Know About the Green New Deal?

Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket/Getty Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Ever since then representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) joined a demonstration pushing for a Green New Deal last year, politicians, pundits, and activists have debated the proposal’s ambitious goals for addressing climate change. In early February, Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) introduced a resolution…