Category: Changing America

Ex CDC director predicts bird flu pandemic: What to know

Story at a glance Former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield says it’s just a question of when, not if, there’s a bird flu pandemic. In the last two years, bird flu has been blamed for the deaths of millions of wild and domestic birds worldwide. Redfield told NewsNation’s Brian Entin on Friday that he believes “bird flu will enter humans” and…

The top 20 ‘dirtiest’ cities in America, according to study

Story at a glance LawnStarter, a lawn care provider, evaluated more than 150 of the biggest cities in the U.S., focusing on pollution, living conditions, infrastructure, and resident satisfaction. Houston topped the list of so-called dirtiest cities due to high levels of pollution, a significant cockroach problem, and greenhouse gas emissions from large industrial plants. Number two was Newark, New Jersey. (NEXSTAR) — One of…

Officials push to turn office buildings into housing amid home shortage, remote-work boom

Story at a glance The U.S. is facing a years-long affordable housing shortage and record-high office vacancies. Elected officials are pushing to speed up the conversion of commercial buildings into housing to address both issues. Regulatory and architectural challenges can make those conversions complicated, and costly. From city halls to the White House, officials across the U.S. are pushing to turn commercial real estate into…