Living away from home for college offers lasting benefits. But that option is available to an increasingly privileged few.
The world's biggest polluter will set up a carbon market by 2016. Here's why it matters.
Community agriculture can improve vacant lots—and it won’t stop anyone from building housing.
Ecuador will begin distributing a yet-to-be-named digital currency in December. Will it wean the nation off the U.S. dollar?
Every day, the Women's National Cycling Team of Afghanistan faces ridicule and threats. And still they ride—with their eyes on the 2020 Olympics.
Students need continued support outside the classroom through strong summer programs and after-school care.
Hispanics largely are, but African Americans aren't, according to the State of the City Poll.
Is ISIS carving out borders by controlling infrastructure? It depends on your definition of 'control.'
As classes resume, school districts around the country try different approaches toward police on campus.
Neighborhood organizers in the city's Barceloneta neighborhood band together to demand a crackdown on an unruly tourism industry. Is this the beginning of a new civic revolution?
A new study suggests that in states where it's legal, some people use pot to manage their chronic health conditions, rather than more addictive—and deadly—prescription opioids.
If we want to solve the population problem, we need to help moms and babies survive.
At a peaceful protest in memory of Eric Garner and against police brutality, anger and hope rise up.
The first results of our State of the City Poll.
Needs are different and water is too scarce to dump over your head—so the pay-it-forward donation trend gets a twist in India.
Advice for a town torn asunder from mayors who have been there.
A wealthy white suburb is building barricades to seal itself off from Detroit, but the divide is about more than physical barriers.
More sustainable weight-loss strategies are accessible to those with means, but other factors contribute to the rise of obesity in poorer communities.