The Christian Science Monitor

July 1, 2009, 6am PDT
The U.S. Census Bureau recently released a list of the fastest-growing cities, in terms of population growth. Those on the list are hoping their growth will pull them through the recession.
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June 5, 2009, 11am PDT
When an immigration raid brought down the dominant employer in tiny Postville, Iowa, last year, nearly half of the town's population were either deported or lost their jobs. As the town struggles to regain its feet, its learned some tough lessons.
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May 7, 2009, 11am PDT
The economic downturn is hurting Dubai, as glitzy skyscraper projects come to a halt. But the biggest pain is being felt among the hundreds of thousands of migrant construction workers who came to the city seeking their fortunes.
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April 22, 2009, 10am PDT
Farm workers are getting laid off and other consumers face strict water use limits. The current drought, exacerbated by environmental restrictions on pumping from the San Joaquin Delta, has made Californians competitive for the resource.
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April 21, 2009, 11am PDT
U.S. states and officials are looking North to Canada where public-private partnerships have successfully funded infrastructure projects for years in British Columbia.
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April 13, 2009, 10am PDT
The recession is causing San Francisco to tighten its belt. Budget cuts are falling heavily on the city's health and human services.
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March 27, 2009, 7am PDT
A bill heading for an expected signature on the President's desk will effectively protect 2 million acres of wilderness in the U.S. Conservationists are applauding the move, while others worry the bill will hold back alternative energy plans.
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March 26, 2009, 5am PDT
An ambitious HUD program promoting homeownership in troubled neighborhoods is, by some accounts, "one of the more intelligent things HUD has done in its history."
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March 9, 2009, 7am PDT
As climate change affects the habitats and migratory patterns of protected species, many are calling for protected areas to shift along with the animals they're intended to safeguard.
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March 4, 2009, 10am PST
The Christian Science Monitor editorializes in support of the VMT fee replacing the gas tax just as the latest federal transportation financing commission report recommends, as Oregon Governor Kulongoski hopes to do, and as some will do in Europe.
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March 3, 2009, 12pm PST
Ninevah, one of the world's most endangered heritage sites, is deteriorating due to recent development and urban sprawl, say officials.
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February 21, 2009, 9am PST
Over half of the land in the American West is publicly owned. Policy over the last century has tended towards allowing the extraction of natural resources, but it may be time for a shift into preservation.
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February 16, 2009, 5am PST
Cellulosic ethanol - biofuel produced from non-edible plant material - has been 'five years out' for a long time. Obstacles remain to mass production, but a handful of producers are up and running.
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February 7, 2009, 9am PST
Though the use of new portable greenhouse techniques, one farmer is looking to extend his local food growing season year-round -- in Northern Vermont.
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January 15, 2009, 9am PST
Due to consumers cutting back, the global market for recyclables has collapsed and even begun to cost some cities' recycling programs.
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January 14, 2009, 12pm PST
A Washington, D.C. church contends that its current facility, a historic Brutalist buildling, interferes with its theology and should be able to replace it with something more "welcoming" and fitting with "the scale of the community."
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January 12, 2009, 5am PST
Through festivals, lighting master plans, and creative integrations of artistic interpretations, cities across the world are harnessing the power of light to reinvigorate neglected areas and renew public interest.
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January 8, 2009, 9am PST
Thirty-story buildings used for crop-growing is a good idea on paper, but the challenges still outweigh the benefits.
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January 6, 2009, 6am PST
Fewer teardowns and new home starts back up the perception that the age of the McMansion is coming to an end.
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December 30, 2008, 7am PST
Montana is flush with wind power capacity and the state's governor wants $15 billion in federal funding to build the infrastructure to transmit it. But some worry the proposed grid would also expand coal-based energy production.
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