Amazingly, half the cuts came from reductions in household energy use.
In 2012, just 10 counties - out of 3,000 - were responsible for 30 percent of contributions made by individuals to national candidates.
A new study challenges what criminologists call the "special sensitivity hypothesis" of white collar offenders.
Washington state moves to reform its medical marijuana system.
Which may help explain how they feel about demographic change.
Since the mayor took office, high-school graduation rates are up. There are more quality schools. Money is distributed more equitably.
A lack of wind, corn burning for the harvest, and the onset of central heat fouled up Harbin's air so much that schools and offices had to close.
The German capital is currently reeling from news of a newly identified source of illegal drugs in the canine food chain: junkie poop.
People tend to get married at older ages in richer, more developed countries, and at younger ages in less-prosperous regions.
Will he actually accomplish anything?
The Los Angeles Times took a stand against climate misinformation on its letters page. Will other newspapers follow its lead?
Minority young men are considered by their white peers to be cool and tough; minority young women, on the other hand, are stereotyped as "ghetto" and "loud."
Northeasterners are neurotic, West Coasters are laid back, and more empirical data on America's psychological geography.
Hurricane Sandy exposed striking vulnerabilities in the city's supply chains.
A round-up of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.
The flag of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast wasn't deemed "gay propaganda."
Without addressing the complexities of local law, even the most resilient designs risk lingering on computer screens and drawing boards without implementation.
A new study reminds us that poverty is the giant backpack dragging down American students.
Officers explain in their own words what happens when city services can't keep up with a population explosion.