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Reuters | January 19, 2021

A study led by Arizona State University analyzed about 1,500 large land deals totaling 91 million acres across Southeast Asia, Latin America, Africa and eastern Europe showed that clearing the land for farming may have emitted about 2.3 gigatons of carbon emissions.

Slate | January 19, 2021

The United States needs a Continuity of the Economy plan to ensure we can reconstitute the economy in the wake of a devastating cyberattack, argue experts including researchers from Arizona State University.

Associated Press | January 18, 2021

“It’s kind of hard to imagine it getting a lot faster than it is right now, because it is transmitting really fast right now,” said Dr. Joshua LaBaer, director of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University. “But there is some evidence that Thanksgiving didn’t help things.”

CBC News | January 16, 2021

Nadya Bliss, the executive director of the Global Security Initiative at ASU, says people spreading misinformation online are often doing it unintentionally. She says there are several red flags and things to consider as you scroll through social media feeds.

KJZZ | January 11, 2021

A large percentage of people with COVID-19 lose some sense of smell. ASU researchers are working with the University of Florida and Pennsylvania State on a way to use fast, cheap scratch-and-sniff technology to provide early detection of the disease.