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As wildfires become bigger, more frequent, and more expensive to fight, new methods for preventing the worst impacts of fire will be necessary, according to a new study.
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April 15, 2017, 5am PDT
The transportation network company is facing an ongoing legal battle over its drivers’ right to unionize in Seattle and an antitrust lawsuit in New York.
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March 21, 2017, 10am PDT
In contrast to other California cities, seaside Santa Barbara is successfully reducing its homeless population. Local advocates cite a tight-knit network of service providers.
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March 9, 2017, 2pm PST
President Trump has made no secret of his disdain for many of the traditional data points used to represent the health and prosperity of the country. The budgetary process offers an opportunity to match words with action.
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January 9, 2017, 6am PST
Words and pictures haven't ended homelessness in the United States, but they can help people understand how widespread and deep the challenge is.
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November 24, 2016, 1pm PST
From the smallest scale to the largest, climate change has left no stoned unturned in its initial impacts on the planet and its species. Stay tuned.
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October 4, 2016, 9am PDT
There is not one single kind of family, so there should not be one kind of "Single Family Home."
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September 5, 2016, 11am PDT
As affluent whites have returned to more urban areas, some might think that white flight is a relic of the 20th century, but overwhelming evidence shows that white flight continues, just in a different place and time.
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August 18, 2016, 12pm PDT
"Range anxiety" is leading some consumers away from electric cars, but their fears are unfounded, according to a new study.
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August 5, 2016, 10am PDT
2015 was basically the Michael Phelps of climate change, according to a new report.
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July 5, 2016, 11am PDT
Researchers have made a positive link between increased greenery in a child's neighborhoods and a reduction in aggressive behavior.
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July 5, 2016, 7am PDT
Operated by Canadian oil giant Enbridge, Line 5 is an underwater pipeline running beneath the Mackinac Straits, which connect Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas. A rupture in the aging pipes could mean catastrophe.
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June 23, 2016, 6am PDT
As climate changes in the Rockies and the southwest, Lake Powell is gradually shrinking. The debate over Glen Canyon Dam is on again, and this time environmentalists aren't the only ones against it.
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June 14, 2016, 11am PDT
An editorial in Pacific Standard says the earth and our own bodies can be improved if humans form a new relationship with the planet.
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June 6, 2016, 9am PDT
Pacific Standard shares news of a study that debunks a long-held assumption of public safety.
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May 31, 2016, 6am PDT
On average, women spend longer in traffic than men—perhaps because of the gendered division of labor that still exists in many households.
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May 20, 2016, 6am PDT
Most neighborhood parks go relatively unused by adult populations and women, giving young children, mostly boys, the run of the place.
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April 25, 2016, 11am PDT
A team of researchers in London believes it can predict future gentrification. The model is built on evidence of social diversity, which is often thought of as a positive outcome.
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December 22, 2015, 9am PST
Juneau, Alaska's tiny capital city, is not accessible from elsewhere by road. Its isolation makes waste disposal problematic and expensive, spurring an aggressive recycling effort.
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December 15, 2015, 6am PST
As the automotive industry of Detroit once inherited the wealth and assets of Pittsburgh's steel industry, one writer argues Seattle has now inherited the wealth and assets of the Silicon Valley.
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