Fighting wildfire with GPS data

A new research tool could be used to help predict wildfire evacuation behavior, potentially saving lives and preventing injury in the process.

California and the West broil in record heat wave

A record-setting heat wave made life miserable in much of the West on Tuesday, with California stretching into its second week of excessive heat that taxed the state's power supply with record-setting demand and brought it ...

3 innovations helping the homeless in Eugene, Oregon

Even when the economy is booming, the United States has trouble figuring out how to deal with homelessness. Now, with unemployment soaring and millions of Americans unable to pay their rent, solutions are more needed than ...

How Ghana is acing its transition to mobile financial services

In the past few years, the unprecedented growth of mobile financial services in sub-Saharan Africa has defied all expectations. While Kenya is often cited as a leading example of digital transformation, Ghana has recently ...

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