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New laws give sex crime victims more time to come forward. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

New laws give victims more time to report rape or sexual assault – even Jeffrey Epstein’s

Jane E. Palmer, American University School of Public Affairs

Part of a law that goes into effect in New York state on Aug. 14 allows victims more time sue in civil court. Epstein's victims can still go after his estate.

Environment + Energy

  • Restoring soil can help address climate change

    David R. Montgomery, University of Washington

    More than one-fifth of global warming emissions come from land use. Sustainable farming can make soil healthier and better able to soak up carbon, while saving energy and boosting food production.

  • Saving endangered species: 5 essential reads

    Jennifer Weeks, The Conversation

    The Trump administration is proposing changes to enforcement of the Endangered Species Act that conservationists say would reduce protection for some of America's most threatened wildlife.

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  • We use satellites to measure water scarcity

    Emad Hasan, Binghamton University, State University of New York; Aondover Tarhule, Binghamton University, State University of New York

    Climate change threatens the water supply of nations around the world. But it's difficult to measure whether a region has sufficient water to satisfy the people who live there. Could satellites help?

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[Farmers’] results showed me that when farming and ranching practices build soil health, they can reverse soil degradation rapidly and profitably.


Restoring soil can help address climate change


David R. Montgomery

University of Washington

David R. Montgomery

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