Air pollution is a real heartbreaker. No, really.

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


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

The biggest reason: soaring housing costs.


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.


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.


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.


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 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.

Climate & Energy

The ExxonMobil refinery that exploded in L.A. last year is up and running again

The plant whose explosion injured four workers, rained chemical ash, and registered on the Richter scale restarted its refinery this week.