But silver lining: This scourge isn't being worsened much by that other anthropogenic menace, climate change.
All the news that's fit to print about toilets.
Circus worker Adam Tenenbaum's front yard has become a neighborhood gathering place due to one really weird art tree.
Justin Palmer takes a digital chainsaw to Portland and shows the world its rings.
Credit an Israeli designer for giving Tel Aviv its most revolting art project, ever.
Your weekly look at all the stuff our elected leaders are outlawing.
Results from the 2013 U.S. Open Beer Championship suggest that Wisconsin is totally killing it, suds-wise.
Faced with crumbling roads, a crack team of researchers proposed a bold rejiggering of asphalt.
Party people in Denmark built this house of holy brewskies from empty cans.
The Bay Area's Jenny Odell creates maddeningly complex sets of similar structures, like stadiums, nuclear plants and cargo ships.
A sluggish and mean horde of storms on Monday evening put cars underwater in Ontario.
A ferocious storm this weekend left a trail of hail 75 miles long in Alberta.
An "ancient evil" has awoken in the Bay Area and is making life hell for sewage workers, according to a new novel by a real-life sewage professional.
Four monstrous pitcher plants light up a new pedestrian pathway downtown ... if anybody's brave enough to use it, that is.
Take a barefooted walk across a Las Vegas parking lot, receive skin grafts and weeks in the hospital.
The HIV scourge continues to disproportionately affect poor urban areas.
See if you can spot all the different light sources in this International Space Station image.
The BART strike made for a crowded commute, but not a nightmare.
The Cambodian tailorbird somehow managed to elude detection for years, despite being loud and annoying.