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Will 2014 Be the Hottest Year on Record?

The El Niño weather phenomenon, which has a high likelihood of developing by this summer, will drive up global temperatures. 

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So Much Arctic Ice Has Melted, We Need a New Atlas

Global warming has become the biggest headache for atlas illustrators.

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You Might Soon Be Able to Watch Netflix on Amtrak

Assuming the rail service's business proposal goes through.

The Corrected Geography of the Proclaimers' '500 Miles'

Where the early 1990s Scottish rockers could walk, if they actually walked 500 miles and then 500 more.

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How the Bay Area's Waterfront Height Limit Could Be a Disaster for Waterfront Resiliency

San Francisco voters just approved the kind of urban-planning tool that makes resilient design so difficult: direct democracy.

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Oregon's Wildfire Season Erupts Early and Angrily

The state's vegetation is as dry as if it was already July.

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The Colossal Expectations of D.C.'s Newest Metro Line

There's not much riding on the Silver Line except the future of the American suburb as we know it. 

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A Visual Elegy for Buffalo's Pedestrian Mall

An art exhibit puts Main Street construction in context with the aspirations that built the car-free zone decades ago.

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How to Put All the World Cup Games on Your Calendar

It takes 15 seconds, and you'll never miss a game you want to see.

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The Rise of Private 'Luxury' Mass Transit Buses

What will services like Bridj, Blackline, and Leap Transit mean for traditional city buses?

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A High-Flying, Daredevil Tribute to the Boris Bike

Trick riders take a vertiginous journey high above the streets of London.

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Where Bicycles Are Stolen in San Francisco

And these are only the ones that get reported. 

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Behind Glasgow's High Mortality Rate: 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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Ride-Hailing Apps Are Calling Cities on Their Bluffs

Transportation network companies have nothing to lose by challenging official threats against their drivers.

The U.S. Economy Finally Hit a Historic Milestone—and It Doesn't Matter

This is what the longest jobs recovery in American history looks like.

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A Growler Tap Can Let You Actually Enjoy Your Leftover Beer

Because "flat beer sucks."

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The Hottest New Vaping Trend Is Vaping Bans

More and more cities are adding e-cigarettes to smoke-free bans.

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How Highway Construction Helped Hitler Rise to Power

Opposition to the Nazi regime declined near the Autobahn faster than everywhere else.

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The Lives of America's Homeless

An oral-history project seeks to document some of the least-heard voices in society: those with no permanent address.