Meredith Rutland Bauer

Meredith Rutland Bauer is a San Francisco Bay Area freelance reporter covering the environment, science, and technology. Her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Quartz, VICE, TheStreet, and the Tampa Bay Times.

Who's Ready to Hyperloop to Cleveland?

A company has inked a deal with state and local authorities to officially study the idea of a Chicago-to-Northern-Ohio supertrain.

A man wades through a flooded street in front of boarded-up windows in Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville's Poorest Residents Live in the Worst Flood Zones

“We are okay with those areas being a danger and a disaster waiting to happen.”

A solar eclipse in Indonesia last March.

The Darker Side of This Summer's Total Solar Eclipse

Visitors to some small cities are expected to equal half of entire state populations.

When a Red State Mayor Goes Green

Mayor Stephen Benjamin hopes to convert Columbia, South Carolina, to 100-percent clean energy.

In Pricey Silicon Valley, Teachers Scramble for Housing

Thanks to astronomical housing prices, some are bunking with their parents or crashing on their friends’ couches.

Those Who Teach, Learn

In a Kentucky suburb, student teachers are embedded in a public elementary school, helping them bond with kids and get real-time feedback while lightening the load for veteran teachers.