By providing the infrastructure that connects global flows and financial systems, major cities have increased their political power alongside the nation-states. In some cases, they are pursuing their own foreign policy in ...
In the coastal areas ravaged by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, current consensus-building between the government-driven construction of giant seawalls and local residents calling for a review of these plans has become ...
A political strategist who ran US President Barack Obama's winning campaign in 2008 has hopped on board at controversial smartphone car-hailing service Uber.
Federal and state officials are clashing over standards for warning the public about water contamination at the nation's beaches.
Oil and gas development from shale fields has generally helped the public finances of local communities, providing new revenues and resources that usually—but not always—outweigh the increased demand for public services ...
The Obama administration hopes to fight global warming with the geeky power of numbers, maps and even gaming-type simulations.
Despite concerns about Detroit's bankruptcy, 56 percent of local government officials in Michigan said it was the right thing to do, according to a poll by the University of Michigan's Ford School of Public Policy.
A fire at a giant Chinese factory making almost one sixth of the world's supply of a key high-tech component shows how vulnerable global manufacturing chains can be to an unexpected event, analysts say.
The Amur River which marks the border between China and Russia has experienced its worst flooding in a century, cutting off roads to some areas, Chinese state media said Monday.
(Phys.org) —As the nation prepares to celebrate its independence from British rule, trust in the government formed 237 years ago continues to decline.