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Randal Olson

The 5 U.S. Counties Where Racial Diversity Is Highest—and Lowest

Why are Alaska's Aleutian Islands so ethnically mixed? And other questions from a new map of U.S. populations.

NASA/GSFC/Kimberly Casey

The Year Climate Change Closed Everest

As the world heats up, the Himalayas are becoming more volatile.

Humans of New York

Meet New York's Newly Famous Public Library Crusader

Matthew Zadrozny shared his concerns about the NYPL's renovation with the Humans of New York blog. The post quickly went viral.

The World Bank

Bloomberg's New Plan: Save the Ocean, Feed the World

The former mayor has invested $53 million to end over-fishing. But reviving the seas could take a multi-billion-dollar effort.

Courtesy Allie Goldstein and Kirsten Howard

The Many Small Ways Americans Are Adapting to Climate Change

People are planting more trees, thinking carefully about coastal development, and anticipating the future of California's wineries.

Elizabeth Miles

What's Worse Than an Oil Spill? A Molasses Spill

There is no way to clean it up.