The architecture site Archinect recently announced the winners of its Dry Futures competition. It asked architects to submit ideas for dealing with California’s drought and divided the responses into two categories: pragmatic and speculative.
The price of a barrel of U.S. crude oil has plummeted by more than 50 percent since June 2014. U.S. producers claim that they're at a competitive disadvantage because they're restricted to selling their oil domestically at a time when they desperately need new markets to sell their expanding inventories.
Activists are taking the issue of private prisons to the public. Justice advocacy organizations started the campaign the same day private prison companies applied for a new contract with the Arizona Department of Corrections.