Development

environment

Deformed Fish, Rabbits With Two Genitals: Canada’s Largest National Park Is Falling Apart

A federal study found that out of 17 environmental indicators at Wood Buffalo National Park—the second-largest national park in the world—15 are declining.
Jordan Pearson
7.17.18
suggestion box

Reclaim the Golf Courses

The world after golfing is a greener, more accessible one.
Jordan Pearson
2.28.18
Outer Limits

Hong Kong’s Government Is Spending Billions Taking Land from the Sea

The scale of land reclamation in the semi-autonomous territory is revving up to unprecedented heights.
Justin Heifetz​​
11.10.17
cities

Cities Are Competing to Give Amazon the ‘Mother of All Civic Giveaways’

“Amazon has made securing public handouts a core part of its business strategy from the very beginning.”
Louise Matsakis
9.19.17
sanitation

Indian Politicians Are Cutting Off Power to People Who Poop Outside

In the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, people in villages without toilets could face a forced electricity blackout.
Ankita Rao
9.13.17
infrastructure

Canada’s Oil Sands Development Is Enabling This Jerk Bird

The brown-headed cowbird used to sit atop roaming bison, now it perches on oil equipment.
Jordan Pearson
7.18.17
programming

Computer Science Graduates Are Disappearing From Software Development

New devs are skipping college, according to a new Stack Overflow survey.
Michael Byrne
6.14.17
garment bots

The Case for Letting Robots Make Our Clothes

I visited the garment factory workers who could lose their jobs to automation. But could robots also change their lives?
Ankita Rao
6.6.17
Undeveloped Ideas

Indian Official Wants White People to Stop Telling Indians How to Poop

Toilets don't work when you have no water.
Ankita Rao
4.6.17
programming

Meet Svelte, the Anti-Framework JavaScript Framework

A new tool carves up JS frameworks, leaving only the stuff your web app actually needs.
Michael Byrne
12.4.16
Canada

1300 Scientists Say Canada Needs More Transparency About Environmental Risks

Young scientists and researchers are calling on Ottawa to overhaul how environmental assessments are done.
Kate Lunau
11.15.16
Heart

Our Hearts Start Beating Before They’re Fully Formed

This research will help scientists figure out how to build new hearts in the lab.
Jovana Drinjakovic
10.13.16