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A study published February 9 in the Journal of the American Medical Association points to three reasons for the life expectancy being lower for Americans than in other developed nations. Care to guess what they are?
5 hours ago   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
Modern maps are visual representations of millions of points of standardized data.
Oct 16, 2015   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
Automakers are ramping up the production of fuel-cells vehicles—so much so that Toyota predicts the end of the conventional engine by the year 2050.
Oct 15, 2015   Reuters
Most cities around the world can be broken down into 27 typical patterns of development, according to the work of a researcher at UC Davis.
Oct 14, 2015   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
The United Nations agency for urban development, UN-Habitat, has announced a partnership with the World Bank to implement several Sustainable Development Goals focusing on urban sustainability, safety, inclusiveness, and resilience.
Oct 13, 2015   United Nations-Habitat
The workout-tracking app Strava provided generous access to its data to allow a compare and contrast exercise in how people ride bikes in 12 of the most famous cities in the world.
Oct 9, 2015   Vox
Did you know there's a place called Point No Point, in Hansville, Washington? It's quite pretty, actually, but is that reason enough to go there?
Oct 9, 2015   Quartz
Can cities be at the forefront of tackling climate change? According to forthcoming research by Arup and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, cities play a crucial role in addressing this pressing issue.
Oct 8, 2015   Doggerel
On Sept. 30, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved the final environmental impact statement for a contentious $7.5 billion Liquefied Natural Gas export facility, pipeline, and power plant in Coos Bay, Ore. More approvals are still needed.
Oct 6, 2015   Portland Business Journal
What's keeping the historic parts of your city or town from staying up-to-date and well-loved? Usually, the laws.
Oct 6, 2015   PlaceShakers
More evidence is piling up that commuting by anything but private automobile can increase happiness, social capital, and health.
Oct 5, 2015   Gizmodo