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Why fixing methane leaks from the oil and gas industry can be a climate game-changer – one that pays for itself

(THE CONVERSATION) What's the cheapest, quickest way to reduce climate change without roiling the economy? In the United States, it may be by reducing methane emissions from the oil and gas industry.
Methane is the main component of natural gas, and it can leak anywhere along the supply chain, from the wellhead and processing pl ... (full story)

Rappers are victims of an epidemic of gun violence – just like all of America

(THE CONVERSATION) Add the name of Takeoff, a member of the popular rap trio Migos, to the ever-growing list of rappers, recent and past, tragically and violently killed.
The initial reaction to the Nov. 1, 2022, shooting death of Takeoff, born Kirsnick Ball, was to blame rap music and hip hop culture. People who engaged in this ... (full story)

Antisemitism isn't just 'Jew-hatred' – it's anti-Jewish racism

(THE CONVERSATION) Antisemitism has been in the news a lot lately. Hip-hop megastar Ye – formerly known as Kanye West – tweeted Oct. 8, 2022 that he would "go death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE," and then made antisemitic comments during a series of interviews. Basketball star Kyrie Irving has been embroiled in scand ... (full story)

Climate activists make their voices heard over Egypt's protest suppression

(THE CONVERSATION) In London, youth activists threw soup at Van Gogh's "Sunflowers," asking, "Is art worth more than life? More than food? More than justice?" In Melbourne, Australia, two protesters superglued themselves to Picasso's "Massacre in Korea" to highlight the connections between climate chang ... (full story)

Dramatic collapse of cryptocurrency exchange FTX contains lessons for investors

(THE CONVERSATION) In the fast-paced world of cryptocurrency, vast sums of money can be made or lost in the blink of an eye. In early November 2022, the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange, FTX, was valued at more than US$30 billion. By Nov. 14, FTX was in bankruptcy proceedings along with more than 100 companies connected to it. ... (full story)