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Business & Technology

Nestlé’s bright idea: a water bottling plant in the desert

As Lake Mead hits a record low, Nestlé eyes nearby Phoenix as a prime spot to bottle water.

Justice

Air pollution is a real heartbreaker. No, really.

A new study links bad air quality to increased risk of heart disease.

Cities

Austin’s African Americans are being pushed to suburbs, and away from parks and grocery stores

The biggest reason: soaring housing costs.

Living

No one wants driverless cars but people who make driverless cars

Tech heads are investing millions in driverless vehicle technology despite the fact that consumers don’t seem that interested in it.

A guest view

How to get solar panels onto more affordable apartment buildings

The key is battery storage.

Justice

Toxic battery plant has to tell its 12,000 neighbors they might get cancer

The plant has close to four years to reduce cancer-causing arsenic emissions.

Cities

Tiny house, big drama in Pittsburgh gentrification battle

While Pittsburgh's tiny home may have a small footprint, its impact on the neighborhood could be anything but.

News

Not paying enough rent? New startup Rentberry could change that

The new company plans to make it easy for landlords to auction their units to the higher bidder.

Cities

Cities ask residents to snitch on illegal Airbnb rentals

Berlin has a website that enables people to anonymously inform on law-breaking landlords, and Munich might follow suit.