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The World Has Lost an Unbelievable Amount of Forest Since 1999

New high-resolution maps show that we've gobbled up green space more than twice the size of Texas.

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America's Federal Employment Belt

How the federal government shapes job markets beyond D.C. – in Honolulu, Virginia Beach, and across the Sunbelt.

Robbie De Villiers

A City Gets Its Own Font

Chattanooga designers have created a typeface meant to give the town more of a cohesive visual identity.

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Take a Peek Inside Starbucks's First Train Car Cafe

In Switzerland, the coffee giant is about to become even more ubiquitous.

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In Sweden, Even Buildings Made Entirely of Ice Are Required to Have Fire Alarms

Just in case.

Aaron Cassara

'I Always Knew I Would Come Back' to Pittsburgh

Young Pittsburghers today are finding there's no place like home.

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Undetectable Guns May Soon Be Legal

But that may not be as big a safety threat as you think.

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The Sochi Olympics Are Already Making Life Worse for Locals

Residents say construction for the Winter Games has led to damaged homes, dry wells and forced evictions.

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Team Hired to Photograph Florida's Beaches for Google Street View Traumatized by Nudists

Just what kind of weird stuff did those cameras pick up? 

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Why Are Gas Prices Falling?

The average gallon now runs an American $3.19, the lowest price since February 2011.

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An Unexpected Gift From Hurricane Sandy?

One year after the storm that caused it, an inlet blasted through Fire Island has cleansed the long-polluted Great South Bay.

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We Need to Design Parking Garages With a Car-less Future in Mind

Building adaptable structures will save time, money, and material waste.

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Take a Beautiful Tour of All the Public Art in the Bay Area

After learning the official records were incomplete, a citizen mapper started building a gorgeous guide to the megacity's street art.

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Where Home Values Have Plummeted the Most Since the Recession

An uneven geography of disappearing wealth.

A Super-Tall Tricycle Is Making Its Way Around Vietnam

Best not think about the logistical issues of pedaling it.

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How Glasgow Saved Its Coneheaded Duke of Wellington Statue

After a massive public outcry, the city has canceled plans to ruin one of its best-loved monuments.

Watch This Video and You May Never Drive the Same Way Again

The parents of a 3-year-old killed while crossing the street speak out against distracted driving.

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This Rap Video Explains Why Cleveland Is Awesome ... in Chinese

Key attractions? A "perfect" environment and the 2014 Gay Games. 

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Rob Ford Had Another Bad Day

Former staffers believe the Toronto mayor has a serious drinking problem. Restaurant employees claim to have seen him use cocaine.