Poverty

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
A view of Beijing, China. (Photo: Jens Schott Knudsen/cc/flickr)
Air pollution is the fourth-leading cause of premature deaths worldwide and the problem only continues to worsen, but governments have been reluctant to make the dramatic changes necessary to curb polluting industries in favor of cleaner alternatives. In an effort to strengthen the case for action, the World Bank along with the Institute for...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
States with higher poverty levels, and thus a higher percentage of residents receiving Medicaid and a lower number of individuals paying income taxes, need more federal help. (Photo: 401K2012/cc/flickr)
Governments of Republican-leaning states are seemingly always banging the drum...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
"We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children...

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At a Funeral For A Home commemorating "the slow decline and gradual rebirth" of a West Philadelphia neighborhood and the lives therein, the Unique Miracle Drill Team marched, the Mt. Olive Baptist Church Choir sang "Precious memories, how they linger," and residents gathered to celebrate the long life of a lone rowhouse and, with its demolition, "return its brick, mortar, wood, and steel back into the earth.” The resurrection-themed communal ceremony, in one of five nationwide neighborhoods...