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Why Higher Fares Would Be Good for Public Transit

If transit is really to thrive in the United States, agencies need to reconsider their reliance on taxpayer subsidies.

Reuters/David Ryder

Where Americans Really Earn the Most from Their Paychecks

New Yorkers may earn more, but don't they get less bang for their buck?

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Helsinki's Vision for Ending Car Ownership: Best #CityReads of the Week

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

Travis Huggett

Photographing New Yorkers on the Bus

Travis Huggett waits at bus stops and red lights to artfully capture MTA passengers at night.

James West and Jaeah Lee

Inside Yingli, the Giant Chinese Solar Company Sponsoring the World Cup

You’ve seen their logos on the sidelines, now get a peek inside the company trying to transform the world.

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In Denmark, Immigrant Birds May Have To Pay Their Own Way

As climate change causes animal species to make big geographic moves, deciding what is and isn't "native" could get tricky—especially when it comes to conservation funding. 

REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Detroit Still Shouldn't Sell Its Art

Auctioning off Detroit's art collection would reduce the city's debt, not its suffering. Residents shouldn't go for it, even as the price climbs.

Tooshlights

Traffic Lights Are Coming to a Restroom Near You

Tooshlights aim to shorten public bathroom lines and offer more privacy.

Juriaan Booij/Studio Swine

Pollution Pulled from the Sea Yields Functional Art

UK artists sail across the Atlantic Ocean crafting works from materials that are destroying the marine ecosystem.

Reuters/Mansi Thapliyal

The World's Biggest Cities Will Be in Asia and Africa by 2030

New York, Osaka, and Sao Paulo won't even make the top 10.

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Two Couples, One Mortgage

My partner and I decided to buy a house with our friends, share our space and our lives, and all make a family together.

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Strange As It Seems, Cycling Haters Are a Sign of Cycling Success

Much of the recent nastiness is really a symptom of driver frustration with a changing environment.

Debbie Williams/WKRG TV

Pensacola, Florida, Wins for 2014's Most Frightening Cloud

Is it safe to come out from under the bed now?

NASA

Where to View This Weekend's East Coast Rocket Launch

On Sunday, set your sights east to catch the fiery ascent of a resupply for the International Space Station.

REUTERS/Yves Herman

Would You Ride a Bicycle Across Europe's 2nd Longest Bridge?

Copenhagen and Malmö are considering the feasibility of an elevated cycle highway over the Øresund.

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Navigating the Future of the L.A. River, by Kayak

An unusual trip down the city's long-dormant waterway hints at an exciting, if complicated, rebirth. 

(All photos by Ben Marcin)

A Photo Project Ponders Skyscrapers Without a Skyline

An artist obsessed with capturing lonesome structures takes on tall, urban buildings.

Reuters/Mansi Thapliyal

Indian Mobile Services Are Now Charging Users Like Cable Companies—One Site at a Time

"Unbundling the internet" could save consumers money by linking them to only their favorite websites.

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Climate Change Could Cause More Kidney Stones

Doctors say that hotter weather is linked with everybody's favorite cause of blood in the urine, and that kids could be most affected.