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Author: Christine Mehta

An unopened pack of birth control pills rests on a light teal background. The pills are in four rows of seven; three rows have orange pills, the last row has white pills.

Post-Roe, expanding birth control access

State lawmakers and drug companies press for easy access to birth control pills at the pharmacy — no doctor’s visit needed.
By Reyna Gobel
A partially used cigarette against a blue sky.

Carbon capture: climate change’s “healthy” cigarette

The tobacco industry made millions selling “healthy cigarettes” even when it knew smoking killed. Decades later, will the fossil fuel industry get away selling us “healthy” carbon using the tobacco industry’s playbook?
By Laalitha Surapaneni