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The Battle to Save Waikiki


Hawaii’s most iconic beach is quickly becoming a poster child for why it’s so hard to adapt to a changing climate.

January 28, 2022


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How Hawaii Became a Rare Covid Success Story


The islands’ geography and small population helped. But so did two enterprising doctors who pushed for aggressive tracing and testing—and sometimes found themselves at odds.

June 19, 2020


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The Geophysicist Who Stormed the Capitol


Jeffrey Sabol lived in a quiet Colorado town

and had some doubts about government spending. On January 6, he was photographed with a baton in his hand on the Capitol terrace.

How does someone cross the threshold

from belief to action?

June 11, 2021




A Lifelong Fight Against Trans Fats

In the 1960s, Fred Kummerow knew trans fats were dangerous. For decades, no one believed him. Now 99 and still publishing research, he has more contrarian ideas about what really causes heart disease.

December 17, 2013

The New York Times

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For Corn Syrup, the Sweet Talk Gets Harder

With a majority of American consumers concerned over the possible health hazards of high fructose corn syrup, the sweetener has become a nutritional liability for food manufacturers. The fact that science doesn’t support this demonization seems not to matter.

April 30, 2010

The New York Times



Is America Ready To Quit Coal? 


Environmentalists are demonizing coal, but it won't be easy for power companies to wean themselves off this reliable fuel source.

February 14, 2009

The New York Times

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