GlobalOctober 16, 2014

What is the greatest threat to the world? Depends on where you live

Prior to the most recent Ebola outbreak in the western parts of the continent, a median of 32% across the seven African nations polled feared infectious disease as the top danger. In the Middle East, the top danger is ethnic and religious hatred.

ScienceSeptember 23, 2014

Polls show most Americans believe in climate change, but give it low priority

In the U.S., a solid majority believe there is evidence that global warming is happening, but they do not rank global climate change as one of the top threats facing the country.

ScienceJuly 16, 2014

How North Dakota’s ‘man rush’ compares with past population booms

Census figures show that North Dakota led the nation in population growth over the past five years, at 12%, and men have accounted for two-thirds of it.

ScienceJune 2, 2014

EPA to propose power plant pollution cuts, an idea the public has backed

President Obama is expected to announce a new rule cutting emissions from coal-fired power plants. A Pew Research Center survey last September found support for action to cut emissions.

GlobalMay 9, 2014

Chart of the Week: Climate change is already here

Average temperatures have risen over the past century in nearly every part of the U.S. outside the Deep South.

ScienceMay 6, 2014

Democrats find themselves divided on Keystone pipeline

Some Democratic senators may join with Republicans to vote for building the Keystone XL pipeline. It’s an issue that divides Democrats, a Pew Research survey found in March.

ScienceMarch 31, 2014

Many around the world see climate change as a major threat

An international panel of scientists warned yesterday of that the world is already experiencing the effects of climate change and it will get worse — highlighting a problem that people in many countries see as a major threat.

ScienceMarch 19, 2014

Keystone XL Pipeline Divides Democrats

While Republicans and independents continue to favor constructing the Keystone XL pipeline, Democrats are divided. Opposition to the pipeline is most widespread among highly educated Democrats, liberals and Democrats with high family incomes.

GlobalJanuary 31, 2014

Chart of the Week: 63 years of global climate change

More than six decades of global temperature data, condensed into a 15-second visualization.

ScienceNovember 25, 2013

Thanksgiving drivers may pay less for gasoline than last year

The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline across the U.S.