Since 1990, the number of suburban residents living in high poverty areas has almost tripled. In fact, research shows that poverty is growing faster in America’s suburbs than in its cities or rural areas. Scott Allard of the University of Washington explains what’s driving this trend – and why suburbs are uniquely ill-equipped to cope.
Have you ever heard of triclosan? The antimicrobial compound is found in many personal care products, making it almost impossible to avoid. Now researchers at University of Massachusetts Amherst have discovered that, in mice, it causes mild inflammation in the gut of healthy animals. In animals already suffering from inflammatory bowel disease, the health impact was even worse.
On Tuesday, ABC canceled its popular “Roseanne” reboot only hours after its star sent a racist tweet. The network’s quick reaction surprised many, but in the age of social media, companies must act fast when consumer trust is threatened, writes Michigan State University’s Anjana Susarla, an expert on how online conversations go viral.
The Trump administration is reopening a plan negotiated under President Obama to protect Western sage grouse. This could signal to states not to bother working together to protect other endangered species.