Climate change, development, past forest management policies and current firefighting practices are creating conditions for large, costly wildfires.
A perfect storm of climate, forestry, development and fire management trends are driving up the costs of fighting wildfires.
The 2018-19 federal budget will be handed down to parliament on May 8. But before that, take our quiz to test out your memories of the previous budgets.
While the White House scrambles to fill the VA's top post, the agency's deep issues of inadequate funding and low access for veterans continue to fester.
The long-awaited $1.5 trillion plan fails to address some major obstacles to private investment.
The $1.5 trillion plan he's proposing would do the most for ventures that don't really need the government's help and ignores some major obstacles to private investment.
What’s unique about this shutdown? It happened under a unified government – and that’s bad news for the GOP.
Charitable giving and government aid can shortchange disasters that follow other disasters.
A new study connects the dots between published science and patented innovations, mapping just how society benefits from basic scientific research.
Research dollars don't stay locked up in academia and government labs. R&D collaborations with the private sector are common – and grow the innovation economy.
New treatments and prevention programs have inhibited the spread of HIV/AIDS since June 5, 1981, when the CDC first reported what would become HIV. Here's why it's important not to cut funding now.
In past wars, taxes were increased to cover some of the extra spending. That's not the case for the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the costs are adding up fast.
The current retirement system is unsustainable. We could learn from the way higher education is funded.
The fact that a university has a surplus doesn't mean it has a profit to be either reinvested or returned to shareholders. Grants, for example, should be spent on the projects they're intended for.
Countries that have similar banking levies have seen them passed on to customers.
The reason for the constant struggle for funding between the states and federal government relates back to the constitution.
What are research dollars actually spent on? Rather than looking at artifacts like publications and patents, a new initiative directly tracks the people and businesses that receive research funding.
Trump is proposing a budget with little substance and filled with politically toxic spending cuts, making it very unlikely to go anywhere, even in a Republican Congress.
The National Endowment for the Arts is on the chopping block...again. But this time, the ideological justifications don't pass muster.
Modern monetary theory is gaining traction in a global economic environment that defies the efforts of policymakers to restore growth.