Mark Trumbull, The Christian Science Monitor

Mark Trumbull

The Christian Science Monitor

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Past articles by Mark:

Clean energy has momentum – but also obstacles to be cleared

The world​’s investment in the transition toward​ low-carbon energy ​surpassed $1 trillion ​for the first time ​in 2022. → Read More

One piece of ‘worker shortage’ puzzle: Stressed families

Some economists see aid for parents and for early education as an investment in labor-force supply – an investment that could ease worker shortages. → Read More

Amid world storms, a message of joy from an inflated floating duck

Maybe what the world needs now is joy – and a duck that bears that message, floating in a harbor in Belfast, Maine. → Read More

How Texans helped turtles – and each other

Sharing food and their homes, Texas residents are tapping wellsprings of kindness – sometimes in unexpected ways. → Read More

The Black inventors who fueled America’s golden age of innovation

From the end of the Civil War to World War II, Black Americans were racking up patents at an impressive clip – if they lived in Northern states. → Read More

In a first, Americans want more immigration, not less

For the first time in Gallup polling, the U.S. public tilts toward welcoming more immigrants rather than fewer. → Read More

Hunger jumps, travel plummets: Tracing pandemic’s ripples in 3 charts

The coronavirus and efforts to contain it have reshaped the U.S. economy and the lives of those who depend on it. Just how long will that last? → Read More

How ad hoc supply workarounds became US pandemic response

U.S. manufacturers are adapting to produce medical equipment to help fight COVID-19 amid a fitful federal response. → Read More

Ideal of free trade endures – in Africa

Welcome to the Monitor Daily. Today's lineup includes a new legal challenge to “Obamacare,” the view from inside an abortion clinic, the quandary of immigration in a depopulating Japan, empowerment in Kenya, and a model of hope in the opioid crisis.But first, at a time when a lot of the news in global economics is about rising tariffs and risks of trade war, here’s something completely… → Read More

In Idaho, the plight of salmon spawns an unorthodox proposal

In Idaho, the idea of breaching dams to protect salmon may not seem as far-fetched as it had been in the past. → Read More

Workers look for clear line in murky border issue

Ethical issues are rarely easy for companies to resolve. Wayfair, targeted for alleged complicity with a humanitarian crisis, is the latest example. → Read More

Bridging the partisan chasm on climate action

Gary Hirshberg came to Washington this week as a businessperson with a message about climate change: “This is not a partisan issue, period.”Wait, what?As founder and chairman of yogurt maker Stonyfield Farm, Mr. Hirshberg knows full well about the partisan chasm that exists in America over this issue. Yet he and other business leaders, representing 75 companies with combined annual revenues of… → Read More

Why US-China trade talks are about more than trade

President Trump is poised to boost tariffs on China. And in a rare bipartisan moment, top Democrats also call for a tough stance in trade talks. → Read More

Behind Huawei’s court battle: open markets vs. national security

This legal battle signals the rising strategic importance of internet security. The dawn of so-called 5G networks is raising the stakes, as the U.S. asks if Chinese equipment can be trusted. → Read More

Green New Deal: Saving America or turning it socialist?

What’s the best path to move the United States toward an emissions-free future? For most voters, the answer has as much to do with their economic worldview as their ideas about the environment. → Read More

Climate’s pressure on energy firms isn’t just political, it’s financial

PG&E’s bankruptcy filing has wider implications. Will CEOs’ and shareholders’ closer attention to the business risks of warming accelerate the move to low-carbon power? → Read More

As shutdown’s impact grows, pressure rises to end it

Partially closing the federal government is not just about politics. It has a human face, too. → Read More

In election run up, voters eye health care as top concern

Democrats have turned health care into their top theme, attacking Republican positions on Americans with preexisting conditions. The partisan back-and-forth belies a deeper battle over the future of health care. → Read More

Faces of a new capitalism: How Millennials are embracing socialist values

Many Millennials are rebelling at an economic system that they believe puts profits over fairness and equality. Is capitalism too harsh? → Read More

Business case for climate action grows as IPCC intensifies warnings

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's sobering new climate report reiterates in dire terms the need for a full-court press of climate action. Corporations are starting to heed those calls. → Read More