Millions of low-income households rely on the Earned Income Tax Credit to help them get through the winter. Too bad most IRS workers are furloughed.
Also: Could “human composting” mean better death? And what Copenhagen wants from its man-made islands.
The Danish capital is expanding its land mass and creating climate resiliency. But is it sustainable?
Pollution in some Underground stations is up to 30 times worse than what you’d find on the average London street, a new Transport for London study shows.
Over a period of seven months, a vast temporary facility built to hold migrant children emerged in the Texas border town of Tornillo. And now, it’s almost gone.
U.S. treaties guarantee services to Native Americans, many administered by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and other federal agencies affected by the shutdown.
A website connects people who have misplaced their rings with metal detectorists who know where to look.
Under 10 percent of new Citi Bike and Divvy bike docks are sited where residents suggested using interactive online maps, a new study shows. But that doesn't mean city officials weren't listening.
As Washington State considers legalizing human composting, advocate Katrina Spade explains the process as a needed alternative to standard burial and cremation.
Also: Seattle braces for traffic doom, and hard lessons from Baltimore’s bus redesign.
By closing the Alaskan Way Viaduct, Seattle ushers in a period of short-term commuter pain for long-term waterfront redevelopment gain.
Uber and similar companies aren’t driving huge changes in the way that Americans make a living.
After losing a $2.9 billion light-rail project, the transit-dependent city got a rebooted bus system. But ridership and reliability has barely budged.
Gavin Newsom wants to withhold transportation funds from areas that don't meet housing targets. But some worry that could punish California’s poorest.
Also: Making opportunity zones work in Chicago, and the language debate inside Japan's convenience stores.
Members of the largest Los Angeles teachers’ union plan to walk out of LAUSD classrooms. Some demands: smaller classes, more resources, better pay.
Workers may not be replaced by robots anytime soon, but they’ll likely face shorter hours, lower pay, and stolen time.
Detroiters were refusing city-sponsored “free trees.” A researcher found out the problem: She was the first person to ask them if they wanted them.
At CES 2019, carmakers showed off vehicles with perfume-puffing headrests, augmented-reality video displays, and all manner of in-car entertainment.