No single organization, regardless of how vast the armies of developers it employs are, can match the pace of innovation that open source offers. As companies chase the transformational technologies that
The U.S. just hit a new record for minimum wage stagnation Nine years, 10 months, three weeks, and three days. That’s exactly how long, as of June 16, it’s been since the federal minimum wage last budged.
Child poverty statistics now are as bad as they were in 1990. What would an economy that actually supports’ kids outcomes look like? A simple measure of societal progress is: “Will the next generation
Erick Rodriguez, who sells unique mezcals from small agave producers in Mexico, is scrambling to compete with giant distributors eager to make money off the fastest-growing niche of the liquor market.
The projects featured in the new Bicycle Architecture Biennale–from bike lanes through a pond to soaring bike bridges–highlight just how beautiful and transformative bike infrastructure can be when done
As workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga decide whether to join a union, they could be determining whether organized labor begins to regain power in the U.S. employment landscape. The United Aerospace,
The show’s Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library is taking a trip to D.C. to try to entice the president to visit, with a special new exhibit praising the First Lady for her work on cyberbullying.
Between the Paris Agreement, the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and various corporate and government commitments, it’s hard to know which environmental benchmarks a company has pledged to meet. This
Toilet paper is made from wood pulp that comes from Canada’s forests, which lost 28 million acres between 1996 and 2015. But if you look beyond the big brands, there are way more sustainable options out
Forget your complicated and expensive wellness regime and just… go outside. If you’re feeling stressed and want to take advantage of the health benefits of spending time in nature—which studies say can
A survey of State of the City speeches from across the country finds better-paying jobs are at the top of the minds of our urban leaders. From housing and economic development, to the environment and mayors
The plan is to cater to carnivores who want to cut down their meat consumption without going cold Tofurkey–and it’s part of a larger push by the largest meat producer in the U.S. to offer meat alternatives.
The space agency and MIT’s bet on the integrated circuit kicked off the digital age. This is the 13th in an exclusive series of 50 articles, one published each day until July 20, exploring the 50th anniversary
This urban guerrilla design in Spain shows people don’t need to wait to convert parking space into green space. Parklets–little parks constructed where street parking used to be–are popping up in more
Two new surveys find that low salaries are the No. 1 complaint of people working in the sector. One of the classic refrains about nonprofit work is that those doing it will feel so rewarded. As in, emotionally—not
Good climate policy can be complicated. This new project wants to make it easy to see how well it’s working. By 2045, Sweden plans to cut its emissions to net zero. A new digital visualization shows exactly
Western cities are working hard to eliminate their emissions, but that doesn’t address emissions from making and shipping products that people buy from other countries. As countries move slowly on climate
Four new states banned the sham practice this year, but the Trevor Project is fighting to ban it across the country. The number of gay teenagers contemplating and attempting suicide in the United States
The Bay Area’s Ford GoBike is now Bay Wheels–and they’re adding a new-and-improved electric-assist bike (surely to the delight of sweaty San Franciscans). Last year, Lyft introduced electric-assist bikes
The newest iteration of the Beyond Meat burger includes more protein and features marbling that’s meant to look and melt just like beef. Founder and CEO Ethan Brown explains the key differences. On the
“Ice on Fire” is the latest project from the film star turned climate activist. In one of the first scenes of Ice on Fire, a new climate documentary produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, a scientist
Carbon capture technology–which helps fight climate change by removing emissions that are already in the air–could be a key part of the climate solution, if it grows fast enough and doesn’t just become
AppHarvest is building a 60-acre greenhouse in Kentucky to provide a new source of sustainable agriculture that doesn’t need to be shipped so far into East Coast cities. On land that was once part of cattle
Thinking about bike infrastructure as usable by cyclists of all ages and abilities changes how you design a city. In Vancouver, the city is trying to shift as quickly as possible to these “AAA” bike lanes.