Gig economy arrives in China (officially); ride-sharing a go

China's Cabinet issued its first rules for ride-hailing and told local officials Thursday to promote the booming industry, confirming the legal status of Uber Technologies Inc. and local competitors following run-ins with ...

Looking for an oasis in America's food deserts

Where does your food come from? For many in the United States, that important question is answered by a simple solution—the grocery store. However, in some parts of the country, acquiring nutritious, fresh food is not as ...

The high costs of imported pests

A new analysis of the damage done by invasive forest pests shows that homeowners and local governments are being stuck with a $4.5 billion yearly bill for the boring beetles, choking fungi, and rogues' gallery of other foreign ...

Many Indians still without electricity

India has made progress bringing electricity to its people, but satellite images of the country show that some local governments have exaggerated the success.

Lessons from Japan's progress in cleaning up smog

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.

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