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California's Poorest Could Start Paying More for Water

Tiered water rate structures promote conservation and keep prices down for low-income families, but a new ruling calls them into question.

8 Critical Rail Projects That Amtrak Can't Afford

A major rail advisory commission presents a sobering new wish list for the Northeast Corridor over the next five years.

Millennials: Not So Cheap, After All

For a while, young people were taking public transit and using car-sharing apps instead of buying cars. But now they're heading to the dealership, just like their parents.

Beijing's Air Pollution Is Getting a Little Less Deadly

There's still a long way to go, but the Chinese capital has taken a symbolic step forward.

Manhattan's Towering Income Inequality, in 2 Charts

The borough's top 20 percent's mean income is 43 times that of the bottom 20 percent of earners.

The Deadly Geography of Landslides

Rain-driven landslides have killed at least 20,000 since 2007—here's where.

These Bird-Shaped Recycling Bins Just Beg to Be Fed

The gaping-mouthed receptacles are meant to awaken one's inner parent.

How Livable Will Your Neighborhood Be as You Age?

The AARP's new “livability index” grades communities on seven resource areas that aging Americans will need.

A Better Way to Store Wet Umbrellas

This concrete cone keeps your umbrella and your floors dry.

A Marathon Through the Shadows

Despite the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev trial, Boston's annual race begins to resemble itself.

There's a Place That's Nearly Perfect for Growing Food. It's Not California.

It's time to "de-Californify" the U.S. supply of fruits and vegetables.

The Sad Ubiquity of Sexual Harassment on Public Transit

In an alarming French survey, 100 percent of women said they've experienced it.

Sweden's Lesser-Known Congestion Pricing Program Is Also a Big Success

Traffic is down 12 percent in Gothenburg, and transit use is on the rise.

Meet East Africa's New Motorcycle Gangs

The film Boda Boda Thieves explores how the traditional motorbike taxis have become part of organized crime.

Watch a Year's Worth of Carbon Dioxide Billow Around the Globe

This NASA visualization tracks 365 days of the planet's CO2 emissions.

America's Leading Creative Class Cities in 2015

In Cupertino, Palo Alto, and McLean, Virginia, more than three-quarters of the workforce belongs to the creative class.

Debunking 5 Myths About Texas High-Speed Rail

The "Berlin Wall" is not being built on your farmland, for one.

The Elevator Ride to the Top of One World Trade Center Sweeps Through 515 Years of History

Visitors can watch Manhattan develop during the 47-second ride to the building's observation deck.

This Wind-Powered Bicycle Bell Is Always Making Noise

"Bellpipes" is a bike whistle that draws from bagpipes and wind tunnels.