Anchorage

Blobs of Exxon-Valdez Oil Are Still Fresh on Alaska's Beaches

Pockets of oil lurking under boulders look as if they had just spilled 11 days ago.

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Fascinating Art Inspired by the 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch'

Never has deadly marine debris looked so beautiful.

Extreme Skier Takes on Alaska's Abandoned Military Deathtrap

The old Buckner Building in Whittier is full of asbestos, jagged rubbish and collapsed walls – in other words, a perfect place to do a little skiing.

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Where the Creative Class Earns the Most

Workers do well on the east and west coasts.

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The U.S. Airports Most Likely To Influence the Spread of Global Disease

The worst culprits aren't necessarily the ones you'd expect.

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Why More Homeless Shelters Should Allow Alcohol

Wet shelters may be connected to more deaths than we'd like, but they offer a last-resort home to the chronically homeless

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Is Bicycle Commuting Really Catching On? And if So, Where?

A survey of 55 major U.S. cities shows big gains in many places, but plenty of regional variation

State of Play: Playground Infrastructure in 20 Major U.S. Cities

Which major U.S. cities provide the best, and worst, mix of playgrounds for their youngest residents?