Environment

The Morning Buzz | Watch Out for That Asteroid!

[04.23.2014]

Today’s Buzz reports Republicans haven’t mentioned Earth Day in Congress since 2010, 26 meteorites hit Earth between 2010 and 2013, SCOTUS upholds Michigan’s ban on taking race into account when considering college applicants, Republicans face demographic challenges in the 2016 presidential election, and a possible link between Internet usage and religious disaffiliation.

President Obama to Review U.S. Deportations

[03.17.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers green funerals, a possible extension of jobless benefits, and a high school sleep activist!

Should Creationism be Taught Alongside Evolution in Schools?

[02.05.2014]

Today’s Buzz covers controversy over a Coca-Cola ad, a possible path forward for immigration reform, and evolution v. creationism.

What’s to Blame for the Polar Vortex?

[01.07.2014]

As freezing temperatures break records and make headlines across the country, some wonder what’s behind the so-called polar vortex responsible for the frigid dips. The severe drop in temperature may not come as a complete surprise for many Americans, as 63 percent of people say the weather has been getting more extreme during the past few years, while six percent say it’s gotten less extreme and about 3-in-10 (29 percent) say it hasn’t changed.

See the Year in Religion & Politics via PRRI’s Best 2013 Infographics

[12.31.2013]

Be sure to check out this awesome slideshow showcasing PRRI’s best infographics of 2013 for a recap of the year’s most exciting findings on religion and politics!

Obama Joins World Leaders to Honor Nelson Mandela’s Life

[12.11.2013]

Today’s Buzz covers the history of Easter Island, Obama’s tribute to Mandela and the auto industry’s first woman CEO!

Apple CEO Pushes for Law to Ban Workplace Discrimination on Basis of Sexual Orientation

[11.05.2013]

Today’s Buzz covers income inequality, climate change and a congressional Diwali celebration!

Libertarians, Liberals and Conservatives, Oh My!

[11.01.2013]

One of many notable findings from the recently released American Values Survey is the extent to which libertarians – who comprise seven percent of the American public – exhibit a unique political profile that on some issues is closer to self-identified liberals (20 percent of the public) and on others is more aligned with self-identified conservatives (32 percent of the public).

Lawmakers Prepare for Immigration Reform Battle

[10.18.2013]

Today’s Morning Buzz covers lawmakers’ renewed efforts to reform America’s immigration system, along with evangelical environmental protection efforts and the classification of a 1.8 million-year-old human(?) skull!

Lawmaker Gives a Secular Invocation

[05.23.2013]

An Arizona lawmaker took an unorthodox approach to the state House’s daily invocation: he acknowledged that he is an atheist, and gave a secular invocation.