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September 1, 2013

The Yolo County Sheriff's Office is offering a free crime prevention program to help farmers and ranchers protect equipment.

August 28, 2013

As firefighters make progress containing a raging wildfire in and near Yosemite National Park, officials have turned to unmanned aircraft to monitor for unexpected developments.

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The Citys Mayor Steven Fulop said the City is installing the devices to improve accountability, reduce fuel use, and eliminate personal use of City-owned vehicles by employees.

A group of graduate planning student at UCLA have compiled the first comprehensive survey of urban agriculture in Los Angeles County, providing tools for planners and policy-makers to boost the area's agricultural fecundity.

August 22, 2013

The free mobile app announced Wednesday will let cooks enter the ingredients of a recipe and it will calculate the number of calories per serving.

Community resistance stopped plans for widening Hamburg, New York's Main Street. By embracing calmer streets, the town is flourishing and once again enjoying comparisons to the idyllic Bedford Falls of 'It's a Wonderful Life.'

New report examines the ways feds can leverage crowdsourcing to get better results.

August 19, 2013

Cincinnati Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls announced a new initiative that would improve the city’s public transparency practices for the first time in ten years. Qualls...

Across the country, goats help to clear overgrown properties.

August 18, 2013

'Maveric' drone made by company which supplies Canadian troops in Afghanistan will seek out mosquito breeding groundsTo the casual observer, it will look like a group of grown men and women playing with model aeroplanes. But in a carefully planned mission next week, a small airshow in the Florida Keys will mark a dramatic escalation in the war on the state's army of mosquitoes. Officials responsible for curtailing the swamp-heavy island chain's disease-carrying insects will deploy their first unmanned drone on a test flight. If the flight is successful, the Florida Keys Mosquito District will ...

The City of Seattle released a mobile application this week that will allow locals to report certain issues to the city from their phones. The Find It, Fix It app is available for free on both iPhones and Androids and has been installed by 1,476 people as of Friday morning, according to the city. Those downloads have come from users as far as Singapore, the Netherlands and New Zealand, city spokeswoman Katherine Schubert-Knapp said. The app allows users to report potholes, graffiti, abandoned vehicles and parking concerns they find, among other problems. Users can report the issue by snapping ...

August 14, 2013

August 13, 2013

High schools in about 20 states are now operating under e-transcript initiatives.

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, libraries in New York helped storm victims find documents, fill out forms, connect to the Internet, and plan how to rebuild, and there's a growing awareness of the important role libraries can play in disaster relief.

August 9, 2013

Chile’s new “complete streets” approach will be a paragon of integrated transport. Photo copyright Marcelo Kristopher. In 2006 Santiago, Chile implemented a public transport reform that reorganized the capital citys buses into an integrated system with its already successful metro. ...

He may not be able to run, jump or even talk, but the cardboard version of a transit police officer in Boston is intimidating enough to make thieves think twice before trying to swipe a bike.

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