While increasing at some sites, kelp, a useful indicator of an ecosystem's health, is undergoing a worldwide decline.
Sanctuary cities, including New York, San Francisco, and, more recently, Chicago, have vowed to continue to protect the people of their cities, regardless of immigration status.
Ads that exclude groups of people based on race, ethnicity, or gender were banned by the Fair Housing Act of 1964, enacted when many landlords refused to rent to African Americans and Latinos.
With an unforeseeable future for US climate policy under a Trump administration, local and state governments, the private sector, and individuals can still make a difference in the fight against climate change.
New York's IDNYC card was introduced in 2015 as a free and official proof of identification that could be obtained with limited documentation. Mayor de Blasio has vowed to protect the program's information from a Trump White House.
Many opponents of the Los Angeles ban would say that the measure will all but criminalize homelessness and do nothing to solve the root problem.
The mitigating effects of trees and other plants cannot keep pace with the anthropogenic climate change and the total amount of CO2 in the atmosphere is still rising, but more slowly than previously thought.
The mayor of Florence, center-left Dario Nardella, says the city was within its rights to reject the proposal in the name of historic preservation.
Voters approved marijuana for recreational use in California, Massachusetts, and Nevada. Will a Trump administration join the trend?
With the city moving forward on the memorial, the LGBT community breathes a sigh of relief and takes another step toward healing.
Shane Kimbrough, the sole American astronaut aboard the International Space Station, cast his vote Monday via a digital version of the familiar federal absentee ballot.
In developing the app, Amazon is trying to get children ages 7 to 12 engaged in reading in a way that feels natural and builds self confidence and literacy.
As the two biggest producers of CO2 emissions and also the two economic powers most capable of mitigating the effects, cooperation between the US and China is vital to the success of the Paris agreement.
The redesign is meant to minimize the amount of counterfeit money in circulation, but many are worried that the cost of transferring to Britain's new pound coin will unduly burden small businesses.
Fifteen months after NASA’s New Horizons mission flew through the Pluto system, the images and data it collected have finally finished transmitting back to Earth.
Although a joint investigation continues, SpaceX has been able to duplicate the Falcon 9 flaw. And SpaceX plans to return to flight by the end of the year.
For months, polling data has been showing a Pirate victory in Iceland, where voters are still smarting from the 2008 economic crash and deeply distrustful of government.
Though protesters were trained in nonviolent civil disobedience, law enforcement officials say they were concerned that 'a faction' might turn violent.
The pristine Orientale Basin provided data that can help scientists understand the evolutionary history of the solar system.
A growing movement argues that in attempting to create a conducive learning environment, dress codes value certain groups of people over others.
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