December 10, 2014 / Fast Company
Dan Grossman, Alex MacLean
A bird's-eye view of our post-apocalyptic landscape.
December 8, 2014 / Maptia
Alex MacLean
There is little public awareness that, if built, the Keystone XL Pipeline will make avoiding catastrophic climate change much harder.
December 5, 2014 / Landscape Architecture Magazine
Dan Grossman, Alex MacLean
Environmentalists have had success slowing down, and maybe halting, the Keystone XL pipeline. But oil companies are making plans to ship tar sands oil from Alberta to the Gulf Coast no matter what.
February 21, 2014
Claire Gillespie
In one of 45 states to adopt Common Core standards, Illinois administrators, teachers, parents, students and legislators respond to the new policy in ways that belie the national reaction.
February 21, 2014
Daniel Casey
Although the government and NGOs think of buffers as the best way to deal with runoff in the Chesapeake Bay, a growing body of evidence suggests otherwise.
February 21, 2014
Hannah Boes, Daniel Casey, Brian Comiskey, Claire Gillespie, Dana Hayes, Olivia Jebb, Elizabeth Pelletier, Meg Schwenzfeier
With support from Pulitzer Center grantees, William & Mary students explore issues from high HIV rates among black gay men in Baltimore to the debate over immigration policy across the U.S.
February 21, 2014
Meg Schwenzfeier
Political campaigns' usage of personal data may strike some voters as a "creepy" infringement of privacy, but the regulation of this data also raises important questions about free speech.
February 21, 2014
Dana Hayes
In the Internet age, it's sometimes loyalty — not Nielsen ratings — that determine a show's future prospects.
February 21, 2014
Elizabeth Pelletier
Waiver that exempted Newtown students from standardized tests after Sandy Hook shooting sparks debate on high-stakes testing and accountability in schools.
February 20, 2014 / Untold Stories
Carlos Javier Ortiz
Siretha White was shot to death during her 11th birthday party. Seven years later, her family reunited to celebrate her life on the day she would have turned 18.
February 20, 2014 / Untold Stories
Carlos Javier Ortiz
A lack of community resources in Chicago's south- and westside neighborhoods translates into endemic poverty and gun violence, two of the city's main impediments to further development.
February 19, 2014 / MSNBC
Carlos Javier Ortiz
Obama's new initiative, "My Brother's Keeper," aims to decrease the number of young men going to prison.
February 19, 2014 / MSNBC
Carlos Javier Ortiz
A new initiative by President Obama seeks to help young men of color.

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