Recent studies suggest a divergence is occurring in average human capital levels across US cities, a path dependence story that college graduates want to live and work near others like them while also creating so-called "green" high amenity cities.
Over the past 50 years, flooding risks have increased in states like Illinois and Ohio. This will require local governments, businesses, and individuals to be more proactive.
Anti-dumping laws don't protect the environment in every industry. In some cases, such restrictions can actually do harm.
California's high speed rail project will likely cost $100 billion to build and operate. But who should pay: California taxpayers or the federal government?
Do statewide mandates requiring a certain percentage of wind, solar, and other non-carbon resources be used as power sources drive up the cost for consumers?
Could public universities boost their endowments if it admitted more four-year students and fewer transfer students?
IBM's latest product is "command centers" for mayors of cities around the world, to help them quickly get news and respond to the needs of their cities. Couldn't they just use Twitter?
The city of Los Angeles is grossly underestimating how many citizens don't pay for public transportation, and it's affecting the city's bottom line.
Both tools help distribute information that can be used to further more responsible environmental practices
Government disaster relief and prevention efforts are noble, but they can have unforeseen negative consequences.
Downton Abbey's Lord Grantham is a kind father figure to his large working class staff. Should we introduce legislation to encourage the upper class to behave as they do in Downton Abbey?
How should researchers deal with the economics of energy in the future? Here are six ideas.
A new paper proposes that new financial products be put through screening by a federal agancy, similar to the Food and Drug Administration. Could this prevent future financial meltdowns?
Some argue that driving fuel-efficient cars will actually encourage people to drive more, boosting carbon emissions and hastening climate change. Here's why they're wrong.
The "gross out" factor has long prohibited efforts to take dirty water and transform it into drinkable water. That resistance may abate if water prices rise.
The undeniable upside to sprawl is comfort and space. But are those luxuries really worth it?
What is behind the opposition to environmental initiatives and the push toward greener living?
Changing internal factors are giving rise to new green incentives in China.
Institutional investors will turn to the developing world seeking higher returns but what are the risks of seeking those returns?
With public funding drying up, will universities have to raise out of state tuitions?
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