New on the Blog
- The Pope talked a lot about global warming during his recent U.S. visit. The climate has been delivering a message, too.
- The difference between a great future with driverless cars and a terrible one is a question of public policy.
- The recent opening of data from FracFocus shows how much more information would be available with even better information about fracking.
- Smart transportation planners know that bikes are an important, and growing, part of an urban network.
- Despite the Texas Transportation Institute's claims, congestion is not really getting worse.
New Report: Fracking on University of Texas Lands
Fracking on lands that fund the University of Texas and the Texas A&M System put pressure on scarce water resources, introduced hundreds of millions of pounds of toxic substances to the environment, worsened global warming, and threatened migratory birds and endangered species.Fracking on University of Texas Lands: The Environmental Effects of Hydraulic Fracturing on Land Owned by the University of Texas System quantifies this damage this dangerous practice has wrought on university lands. (Photo credit: Marsha Miller, UT) (9/2015)
New Report: Childhood Hunger in America's Suburbs
Childhood Hunger in America’s Suburbs shows the changing geography of childhood hunger at a time of growing suburban poverty. This report demonstrates that the risk of childhood hunger is an issue affecting nearly every American community, including communities that might otherwise think that hunger is a problem that occurs “somewhere else.” (8/2015)