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Tourism, a global economic force, is beaten down by COVID-19

Tourism, a critical segment of the global economy, accounts for 10 percent of economic activity worldwide, and provides 330 million jobs. That’s at least 15 percent of all the jobs in more than ...

We’re slowing things down at The Daylighter

The Daylighter is going through some changes. Our coverage model is refocusing on original content, and we've put our news-aggregation service on hiatus. It's going ...

A Constitution for everyone, if you can keep it (review)

"We the People: A Progressive Reading of the Constitution for the Twenty-First Century”By Erwin ChemerinskyPicador, 2018; 265 pages "We the people, in order to form ...

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May 9 is Global Migratory Bird Day, and you can join in from your own backyard

Thanks to the pandemic, Americans are rediscovering birds at time that birds need to be noticed more than ever. Although a recent Audubon Society report ...

Lithuania is surviving COVID-19 — in style

As of May 2020, the Baltic nation of Lithuania has 2.9 million citizens, less than 1,500 coronavirus cases, around 50 deaths — and an excess ...

Libraries are in demand as the pandemic spreads — but are they prepared?

Public libraries are community institutions essential to the free flow of information in American society — and they were shuttered abruptly at the beginning of ...

Food insecurity is America’s next big pandemic problem

The complex supply chains of our food system have been deeply impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Farmers and consumers alike have been caught off-guard by ...

Coronavirus briefs: Native Americans respond to the pandemic

Thanks to the confluence of culture, politics and history, the indigenous peoples of North America are uniquely vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic. And, they are ...

Can the pandemic’s pollution plunge spur a smog solution?

From Manila to New Delhi to Los Angeles, residents are feeling some ironically positive effects from weeks of sharply reduced vehicle traffic due to coronavirus ...