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Almost Half of Europe's Water Is Threatened by Pollution

The dismal results of the broadest-ever analysis of European waterways.

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A Brief History of Brazil's Most Treasured World Cup Stadium

Estádio do Maracanã, unlike some other stadiums around Brazil, is currently problem-free. But that wasn't always the case. 

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Ghana Is Rationing Electricity to Make Sure People Can Watch Today's World Cup Match Against the U.S.

It's purchasing 50 megawatts of electricity from its neighbor, Ivory Coast.

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Toronto and the Condo Kid: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A round-up of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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Head Injuries Didn't Rise in Bike-Share Cities. They Actually Fell

In fact, head injuries declined about 14 percent after cities started bike-sharing programs.

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High-School Dropouts and College Grads Are Moving to Very Different Places

Cities like Washington and San Francisco are gaining the highly skilled but losing their less-educated workforce.

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Five Letters Are Driving Chicago Out of Its Mind

If Chicago sees Donald Trump as a threat, does that mean it takes its architecture too seriously?

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Canadian Artist Mia Feuer Is Building a Sunken Gas Station in D.C.'s Anacostia River

Feuer, who makes sculpture about the links between carbon consumption and climate change, pictures what oil dependency means for the fate of cities.

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A New Portal to Pair Eager Developers and Underused Properties

OpportunitySpace is a website where city governments can link up with private investors looking for development data.

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Uber Is Offering Helicopter Rides Over Mumbai and Bangalore for $85

You'll get brunch, too.

Twin Cities RISE!

The Job Training Program That Actually Works

Twin Cities RISE! is a long-term, expensive program. It also saves the government money.

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Capturing Boston's Subway System in Stunning Detail

What a month's worth of train data can reveal about delays and commute times.

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From NASA, the World Cup's 12 Cities Lit Up at Night

The space agency gives a highly detailed look at the tournament's vast geography.

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How Airlines Are Sticking It to Travelers, in 6 Charts

Fares and profits are rising, even as seat and flight supply are falling.

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A Bold Architectural Proposal to Get People to Eat Bugs

Stockholm designers want to get everybody eating crickets from giant "vermin farms" by 2018.

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A Lighting System That Imitates Daylight, Sun and Sky Included

An exhibit at the Venice Architecture Biennale demonstrates visionary technology that recreates the clear blue sky.

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Another Hurricane, Another Scary New Record

For the first time on record, the eastern Pacific basin has now had two Category 4 hurricanes before July.

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The Many Goal Posts of Brazil

Serene photographs that remind us Brazil still loves soccer as much as it hates the politics behind their World Cup.

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Forget Glow-in-the-Dark Roads—Here's an Interactive Highway

This imagined roadway would update drivers on traffic ahead, alert them to sudden hazards, and instantly change road signs.