Impact

Telemedicine is on the rise as COVID-19 spreads. But slow internet keeps it out of reach for people who need it most.
Economic calamities spurred by the health crisis could erase decades of progress in raising standards of living.
Black Lives Matter founder Patrisse Cullors explains how the COVID-19 pandemic is sharpening the focus of the prison reform movement.
Vulnerable coal miners suffering from black lung disease fear what will happen if COVID-19 is added to the mix.
For some, the COVID-19 pandemic is an inconvenience, says a former Lehman Brothers executive. For others, it’s life and death.
Empty shelves at the supermarket have led to a rush on seed supplies as people start planting fruits and vegetables in their homes and backyards.
Deemed "essential," workers in hard hats are reporting for duty even as the pandemic spreads.
Breathing dirty air damages our health and can create underlying conditions that dramatically elevate the risk of complications and death from COVID-19.
The social distance of the coronavirus pandemic is reminding Americans of the healing powers of the great outdoors.
The plastics industry is mounting a campaign to push single-use plastics as the safest option, despite the science being far from clear.
As the country scrambles to respond to the COVID-19 epidemic, the disabled community is getting left out of the conversation.
As the coronavirus pandemic shatters the economy, Stockton, California, Mayor Michael Tubbs has two words for the president: "Go big."
The coronavirus pandemic is putting grocery store and restaurant workers at risk, often with no health protections and just a handful of safety precautions in place.
In order to persevere through a pandemic, it's all about trust and supporting one another.
The fight against climate change isn't going away; it's going online.
Proponents hope the simple stickers will make consumers question their own use of fossil fuels.
From Maine to California, hospitals are tackling a lingering contradiction: Their food can be a hindrance to their patients' health.
Both are urgent global crises, both are taking lives ― but our reactions are very different. Climate experts explain why.
We toss 260 billion paper cups in the trash every year. These coffee shops have a better solution.