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Map of the Day: Pollution in California

A new interactive map ranks California zip codes based on factors including air quality, pesticide use, groundwater, and traffic density.

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Mapping the Subtle Science of Parking Demand

The Seattle region pioneers a way to calculate just the right amount of parking.

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Piles of Sneakers, Rose Petals and Other Moving Memorials to Boston

From the city and beyond.

Resurrecting a Community Garden Destroyed by Hurricane Sandy

A 20-year-old garden demolished by the storm is getting a second chance.

Yerevan Loves Grandiose Graves, But It's Running Out of Room for Them

Only four of the city's cemeteries have space remaining.

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How Gross Is the Air of the NYC Subway, Really?

The results of a microbial analysis.

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Ho Chi Minh City Scrambling to Put Transit in Place Before People Start Buying Cars

"Once people get into a car, it's hard to get them out."

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Building a Bike and Pedestrian Lobby With Teeth

New York advocates for safer streets form a PAC to influence city elections.

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The Payphone of the Future Is Calling

Ideas for radical reinventions that would make the obsolete technology useful again.

Terrifying Footage of Someone Hanging From a Construction Crane by One Hand

On purpose, apparently.

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Could the Police Get a Breathalyzer for Marijuana and Cocaine?

It could happen, with Swedish researchers reporting they were able to detect drugs in the breath of addicts.

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How Cities Can Lead the Fight Against Trash

Ideas for helping cities better manage their enormous waste streams.

Richard Hell Looks Back on Punk's Roots in Place

Yes, there's plenty of sex and drugs in the musician's new memoir, but it also ponders the lasting cultural influence of punk on New York City.

Horrifying Urban 'Surprise' of the Day: A Fiery Hole in a London Sidewalk

Whoa! Heads up!

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The Case for Low-Rise Density

It sprung up 40 years ago as a more livable alternative to high-rise public housing. Are there lessons we can adapt today?

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When It Comes to Flood Prevention, Not All Grass Is Created Equal

Some species are much more absorbent than others, according to new research.

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Researchers Can Tell How Healthy Your Neighborhood Is From Your Facebook Page

Tracking obesity rates based on your interest in outdoor fitness, health and wellness, and television.

How Boston Magazine Put Together Its Striking Marathon Cover

The magazine collected and photographed dozens of shoes from runners, all while the city was on lock-down.

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This New Data Should Make You Pretty Nervous About the Latest Bird Flu

Only 4 of the 81 people with confirmed cases of bird flu in China have fully recovered; human transmission still can't be ruled out.