Politics

Live from Stockholm: Breaking Down the Scary Details in Today's Landmark Climate Report

Scientists warn of "unequivocal" climate change that is "unprecedented over decades to millennia."

Tim McDonnell

World Scientists Just Put the Finishing Touches on the Next Big Climate Report

The major report will include updates on everything from how long CO2 hangs out in the atmosphere to dangers posed by sea level rise.

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A Reminder That Giving Drug Addicts Free Clean Needles Is Worth Every Penny

Helping people get high safely is a lot cheaper than treating them for HIV. 

Associated Press

A Key to Getting More Low-Income Kids to Go to College: Better Advising

The National College Advising Corps is placing recent graduates in high-needs schools to help guide students through the application process.

REUTERS

How a City With Two Dozen Law Enforcement Agencies Handles a Huge Crisis

The Navy Yard attack was an example of D.C.'s complex jurisdictional landscape.

Reuters

Be Like Mike: How Bloomberg Became the World's 'Mentor'

He wanted the way he ran his city to become a model for mayors everywhere. But can that idea persist once he's out of office?

AP

The Actual Reason Why Denver Won't Become the Silicon Valley of Marijuana

A pesky regulation will keep outside investors from blowing up Colorado's pot market. 

REUTERS

Why We Can't Actually Make Shopping Malls Impervious to Terror Attacks

If this discussion sounds familiar, it's because we've had it before.

Associated Press

The Number of Killer Thunderstorms Could Jump 40 Percent by 2070

A first-of-its-kind study links climate change to the increasing frequency of super storms.

AP

The Lockdown Generation

When I was growing up, the threat of nuclear attack was always in the background. Now it's mass shootings.

Reuters

Cleaner Air From Tackling Climate Change 'Would Save Millions of Lives'

The benefits of a reduction in air pollution alone justify action on climate change, say the authors of a new report.

Reuters

Are Cruise Ships Killing Venice?

They loom above the city’s rooftops like CGI monsters escaped from a disaster movie, and now they're arriving in record numbers.

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The Potential Nuclear Fallout in North Carolina, Mapped

In 1961, a powerful bomb nearly went off in Goldsboro. Its devastating effects would have been felt all the way up in New York City.

Reuters

Can Mayors Really Save the World?

Untangling the theory that local ideas can fix global problems.

Reuters

The Navy Yard Shootings Expose D.C.'s Deep Divides: Best #Cityreads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism.

AP

Why Don't We All Just Agree to Stop Crowning a 'Murder Capital'

What could be more useless than raw homicide numbers from over a year ago?

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The 10 Cities Most Threatened by a Damaging Natural Disaster

Japan faces more than its fair share of risk.

REUTERS

How Stop-and-Frisk Is Creating a Generation of Young People Who Don't Trust the Police

Only 40 percent of young minorities in low-income New York City neighborhoods say they would feel comfortable calling 911 if they needed help.

Associated Press

Librarian Fired for Actually Getting Kid to Read

With two of the library's six employees gone over a dumb controversy, it's hard to find much of a winner in this story.