Should we be burying coal ash in the flood plain? No. Ameren and the Missouri DNR should be supporting clean closure — the removal of coal ash for recycling or safe disposal in secure landfills that do not threaten water supplies.
The EAT-Lancet report has done an important job in bringing global attention to the question of how to sustainably feed the world’s growing population. But now it needs to take the next step and fully incorporate the perspectives of the poorer people in developing and emerging economies and of the vast emerging global middle classes.
All those extra calories and the sugar added to chocolate don’t contribute to good health, but do contribute to weight gain and potentially other health problems. So this Valentine’s Day, you should go enjoy some delicious chocolate, but just make sure you aren’t being fooled into thinking it is actually good for you.
The stress that American parents feel is an urgent political issue, so the solution must be political as well. We have a social responsibility to solve work-family conflict. Let’s start with paid parental leave and high-quality, affordable child care as national priorities.
There is no doubt that the cost of this shutdown has already exceeded the amount that President Trump requested for the border wall. And if my estimate is correct, it could have paid for the entire wall to be built and maintained for 40 years.