‘Grandfather of climate change’ Wally Broecker remembered at climate conference

Wally Broecker, left, sits with his wife Elizabeth, center, while listening to a research presentation at the 2015 Comer Climate Conference. (Jasmin Shah/Comer Family Foundation)

By Zack Fishman Medill Reports Dozens of scientists convene every year  at the Comer Climate Conference to share new research about rising oceans and melting glaciers, both today and in the past. The event, funded by the family of late billionaire philanthropist Gary Comer, has been organized since 2004 by famed climate scientists Wallace Broecker, […]

Herbal supplements gain popularity as alternative treatments

By Xinyi Zhang Medill Reports Herbal supplements as alternative and complementary medicines continue to gain popularity as consumer health products. Approximately 80% of the world’s population depends on them for some form of primary healthcare. Along with the considerable growth in the global intake of herbal treatments, their safety is currently shrouded in prejudice and […]