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Carey L. Biron

Amid land crunch, U.S. state legalizes human composting

22 May 2019

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It saves space, cuts emissions and feeds plants - now human composting may go mainstream after Washington became the first U.S. state to legalize the transformation of human remains to nurturing soil.

Cities' interest in granny flats at 'fever pitch' amid U.S. housing crisis

20 May 2019

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The U.S. capital is one of the most expensive cities in the country, but Derek Wright hopes to cover his housing costs with a novel strategy that local officials are keen to foster: He is becoming a small-scale landlord.

FEATURE-Cities' interest in granny flats at 'fever pitch' amid U.S. housing crisis

20 May 2019

WASHINGTON, May 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The U.S. capital is one of the most expensive cities in the country, but Derek Wright hopes to cover his housing costs with a novel strategy that local officials are keen to foster: He is becoming a small-scale landlord.

'Falling through the cracks': vulnerable U.S. homeowners overlooked after disasters

16 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It was the middle of the night when Yvonne Rawhouser's neighbor woke her up to warn her that a nearby hillside was aflame.

FEATURE-'Falling through the cracks': vulnerable U.S. homeowners overlooked after disasters

16 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON, April 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It was the middle of the night when Yvonne Rawhouser's neighbour woke her up to warn her that a nearby hillside was aflame.

In U.S. first, Minneapolis rethinks housing density to make homes cheaper

08 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After 13 years in the U.S. capital, Lauren Richards moved back to her hometown in 2015, saying she and her husband "didn't want to pay D.C. housing costs anymore".

FEATURE-In U.S. first, Minneapolis rethinks housing density to make homes cheaper

08 Apr 2019

WASHINGTON, April 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After 13 years in the U.S. capital, Lauren Richards moved back to her hometown in 2015, saying she and her husband "didn't want to pay D.C. housing costs anymore".

Empty dresses spotlight N. American violence 'epidemic' against native women

21 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dozens of empty red dresses sway in the wind at the foot of Capitol Hill, reminding passersby of the thousands of native women recorded murdered or missing in the United States and Canada in recent decades.

Homing in on health: U.S. homeless prescribed stable, safe housing

07 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Catherine Crosland sees patients in the U.S. capital, her key concern is whether they have somewhere to live.

FEATURE-Homing in on health: U.S. homeless prescribed stable, safe housing

07 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON, March 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Catherine Crosland sees patients in the U.S. capital, her key concern is whether they have somewhere to live.

World News

India's Modi stuns opposition with huge election win

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi scored a dramatic election victory on Thursday, putting his Hindu nationalist party on course to increase its majority on a mandate of business-friendly policies and a tough stand on national security.