With many schools closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, students are getting more learning via the internet. But not everyone has equal internet access.
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Is rural America more or less safe from the coronavirus pandemic? Two public health experts identify some advantages and disadvantages.
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Urban expansion and falling population density in cities worldwide over the last 40 years are leading to problems with efficient use of land.
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Rural kids with lack of internet access or slow connections have lower grades than kids with better access. The gap lasts, too.
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The urban-rural poltiical divide in the United States may go back to where we live, and how many other people we live near, new research shows.
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Roughly one-third of boys and 1 in 10 of girls in rural communities have carried a handgun and many started as early as the sixth grade, researchers say.
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When different kinds of land-use mix—including grassland, forest, urban areas, and bodies of water—the landscape is more productive and stable.
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A new way to measure innovation finds lots of it in rural areas of the United States.
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Why do rural patients pay higher health care premiums? New research finds it's not primarily an issue of having too few doctors.
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Gathering better data, and making them accessible to health leaders, could help close the gaps between urban and rural public health.
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