Suburbs of Chicago and San Francisco struggle over who gets to live there

The affordable housing fight returns to suburbia -- and gets ugly.


Praise the dog park! Why your pup could make you a better neighbor

You're more likely to interact with strangers, regardless of demographic differences.


Leo DiCaprio is already turning the Volkswagen emissions scandal into a movie

Based on a book that hasn't even been written yet.

Terrifying maps show sea-level rise swallowing your city

Grab your snorkel and move to high ground, Miami! You're screwed.


These Latina activists have novel approaches in the fight against gentrification

Ana Urzua and Melody Gonzalez use wellness and restorative justice to respond to Santa Ana's changes.


Will Obama create a national monument to gay rights in New York City?

Many New Yorkers and gay rights activists are calling for a park near The Stonewall Inn to be turned over to the National Park Service.

Business & Technology

Electric car owners wage war over charging spots

There aren't enough charging stations for all the EVs out there. Things are getting testy.


There are too many trucks coming into New York City

New York City's truck-dependent freight system is bad news for the city's air quality.


Here’s the real story of Columbus that people prefer to ignore

Need a quick brushup on exactly why so many people in the U.S. have turned against Columbus Day? Here you go.

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