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April 28, 2018, 1pm PDT
Marijuana production comes down to a question of the availability of industrial zoning. Denver is the poster child, but other cities are seeing similar trends.
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March 16, 2018, 10am PDT
After recent resignations, there's a new part of the job description: "maintain a sort of firewall between their scientific work and any political agendas."
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March 8, 2018, 8am PST
White flight gets described as a symptom of the racism of the mid- to late-20th century, but a new study finds evidence that it's still rampant and suggests that it's a sign of contemporary prejudice.
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February 1, 2018, 10am PST
The Trump Administration is rescinding another in a string of environmental regulations from the Obama Administration—this time it's the Clean Water Rule's protections for streams and waterways.
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January 16, 2018, 8am PST
A new book describes segregation as a cycle of social structuring: segregation begets segregation.
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December 26, 2017, 8am PST
With 1.7 million households in Canada currently living in "housing need," the ruling liberal government has decided to put its policies where its promises are.
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December 1, 2017, 12pm PST
Researchers have created a digital database of archaeological sites in the U.S.—and thousands could be lost to sea-level rise.
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September 8, 2017, 12pm PDT
The United Nations' ambitious set of goals have proven unwieldy, with some commentators saying they represent "all things to all people." Reorganizing and prioritizing them could help.
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August 28, 2017, 1pm PDT
Anthony York performs an autopsy of how decisions made by Governor Jerry Brown and the California Legislature during the Great Recession are influencing the housing market, nearly a decade later.
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August 20, 2017, 7am PDT
This documentary complicates what can seem like a stark partisan divide on the environment, highlighting the many heartland residents who do conservation work.
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August 7, 2017, 11am PDT
Coastal cities are taking a no-tolerance approach to RVs on their streets, even as they otherwise strive to mitigate and prevent homelessness.
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July 19, 2017, 8am PDT
Look no further than the American Southwest for signs that human ingenuity is no match for the ability of the planet to reassert its power.
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July 2, 2017, 5am PDT
The ecology of mountains around the world is changing as summer plants bloom earlier and forests march up hill to newly temperate ground.
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May 21, 2017, 1pm PDT
It's difficult to definitively link transit use with lower rates of obesity, but it makes intuitive sense. Here's another attempt, using county-level data.
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May 1, 2017, 12pm PDT
Climate change means cities around the world will have to deal with a growing number of heat waves.
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April 22, 2017, 7am PDT
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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