Stephanie Garlock

Reuters

After 50 Years, Boston's Charles River Just Became Swimmable Again

It took $500 million and nearly two decades of work. Here's how the city did it.

Reuters

The Difference Between Chapter 9 and Other Types of Bankruptcy

Detroit is activating a specific section of the U.S. bankruptcy code that applies to municipalities.

Department of Energy

Climate-Related Power Outages Aren't Just a Coastal Problem

A new Department of Energy mapping tool reveals that climate change has already contributed to blackouts and raised utility bills for many Americans.

Reuters

Drought Policy Of the Day: Get Paid to Kill Your Lawn

L.A. homeowners can trade green (lawns) for green (cash). 

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Flying Machine of the Day: An Airborne Bike for About the Cost of a Small Car

Don't get too excited — this prototype technically won't let you sail above your morning commute. 

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Animated Retrospectives of the Day: Watch Iconic Skylines Emerge Before Your Eyes

Corporate real estate data offer unexpectedly riveting views into the past. 

Reuters

Sydney's Sad Monorail Only Became Popular As It Was Shutting Down For Good

In its final weekend, ridership was up more than 200 percent.