A major international agreement at Copenhagen would be great. But much of the progress against climate change must take place at a local level.
President Obama declared Tuesday's tsunami a 'major disaster' and dispatched aid to American Samoa. As many as 120 people may have died, and more tsunamis could hit.
A San Francisco-based website lets journalists pitch their ideas directly to the local community, which can then fund the story they want to see reported. The venture is now expanding to Los Angeles.
Miss Lily, a Great Dane-mastiff mix, basks in the summer sun with her owner, Suzzane Matteson, at the dog beach at Quiet Waters Park on Chesapeake Bay near Annapolis, Md.
Crews worked round-the-clock to repair a cracked beam, but the bigger task – finishing the new eastern half of the bridge – keeps getting pushed back.
The slowing pace of decline suggests that the US housing market is moving toward stabilization.
Urban meets rural in this memoir of life on a farm in the slums of Oakland.
No US city has seen a more rapid decline of its African-American population.
Some laid-off educated workers are turning to lower-skilled jobs to get by.
Americans are moving less than at any time since 1948. Many are just waiting to relocate, but some may be embracing a new era of nesting.