Cities

Cities

How the U.S. Embassy used Twitter to clear China’s air

The U.S. Embassy in Beijing tweeted data from an air-quality monitor, which triggered profound change in China’s environmental policy.

Cities

New York’s new solar plan sets a high bar

The change in New York could become a model for other states. Regulators in Hawaii are already considering a similar policy.

Reefer madness

Take it easy, man: Marijuana is not turning New Yorkers into murderers

The NYC police chief is blaming a rise in the murder rate on pot, which makes absolutely zero sense. If we want safer cities, we should legalize pot.

Climate & Energy

50 years after Selma, a search for environmental justice

Environmental justice advocates from across the country will air their present-day grievances during the commemoration of Bloody Sunday.

Drag racing

Homobiles, SF’s queer ride service, is the anti-Uber

It might not be the future, but a pay-what-you-can car service for the LGBTQ crowd does show what a real community-based ride service looks like.

Living

Here’s one more thing that Uber has ruined for everyone

But who hasn't gotten a little bit handsy in the back of an Uber before?

Cities

Los Angeles kids finally get a breath of fresh air

L.A. air pollution is down, and L.A. kids' lung capacity is up. Fancy that!

Business & Technology

The secret history of the taxi wars

The regulation fights didn't start with Uber. Meet the movers and shakers of the last 100-plus years.

Cities

In Ferguson, walking while black was a crime

A new Justice Department report finds that Michael Brown's death was part of a pattern of racial discrimination and harassment of African Americans.

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