2015 study from the U.S. Geological Survey examining trends in pesticide traces found in waterways across the country and effects on aquatic life and human health.
2014 review of recent research papers on a variety of food safety issues affecting U.S. consumers.
2015 review of recent reports, research and analysis relating to Amtrak, rail transit and related health and safety issues, with further context on infrastructure and technology spending.
2015 assessment of the state of research on bikeshare programs, with insight into user demographics, system growth, mode shift, and health and safety.
2014 and 2009 studies from U.C. Riverside, Yale and the Harvard Kennedy School on the relative merits of policies to encourage efficient use of scarce water resources.
2015 research review in
Science examining a broad range of factors that negatively impact bee health, including declining biodiversity, the role of agrochemicals and climate change.
2014 study from Cornell, the University of Arizona and the U.S. Geological Survey on the risk of multi-decade droughts in the context of ongoing climate change.
2015 roundup of research on recent technological advances that could enable wider adoption of electrical vehicles powered by sustainable energy sources.
2014 research from the University of Southern Denmark and the Harvard School of Public Health on recent empirical studies on the potential impact of development neurotoxins.
2015 research roundup on strategies for revitalizing traditional city centers, with emphasis on a 2013 report from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, "Regenerating America’s Legacy Cities."
2014 report from Boston University’s Initiative on Cities based on interviews of more than 70 mayors of cities across the United States. Topics discussed include policy priorities, gentrification and income inequality.
2015 study in the journal
Science consolidates a wide variety of new research findings to provide a sweeping picture of potential ocean species loss in the near future.
2015 roundup of research on the global decline in gas and oil prices, and the potential effects on public health, transportation and driving, business economics and public policy decisions.
2014 study in
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences examining the health impacts of particulate matter and black carbon from burning biomass, fossil fuels and other sources.
2016 collection of research that explores animal hoarding as a public policy issue for various government agencies, including city government, law enforcement, departments of health and animal protective services.