Italy's centre-left government on Wednesday authorised local authorities to cut traffic speed limits by 20kph (12 mph) and office heating by two degrees in response to spikes in deadly air pollution.
After a week-long battle against more than 200 wildfires that ravaged northern Spain, local authorities and rescue services announced Tuesday that long-awaited rainfall had helped extinguish the blazes.
A Facebook service that provides reviews of local businesses popped up on the Internet on Tuesday, and shares in crowd-sourced reviews star Yelp dropped.
Second home owners in the South West believe they have an overwhelmingly positive impact on the region, generating opportunities for employment and boosting the economy.
The state of Colorado is turning to the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) to establish the country's most advanced system for predicting wildland fire behavior, including where and how quickly the blazes will ...
The face masks, thick dark haze and pollution warnings plaguing residents of China's capital this week once were a fact of life for people living in Japan's biggest industrial cities.
Colorado's loud public battle over fracking goes before the state Supreme Court on Wednesday when the justices hear arguments about whether local governments can ban the technique.
A new research study launched today identifies the key factors that influence how well children in care do in schools in England and finds children who are fostered make better educational progress than children in need (those ...
Two physical phenomena, localization and ergodicity-breaking, are conjoined in new experimental and theoretical work. Before we consider possible implications for fundamental physics and for prospective quantum computing, ...
Pundits have reminded us that "all politics is local" since American newspaper columnist Byron Price first used the phrase in 1932 to explain how hometown issues and economics shape national elections.