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Why the Mafia Is So Excited About Eco-Friendly Businesses

Italy’s ambitious organized crime syndicates are still killing people and trafficking drugs and weapons, but their latest bet is going green.

Nuns, Cows, and Ridiculous Costumes: Beautiful, Strange Scenes From the Tour de France

Oddball fans, striking landscapes and other pictures from this year's race.

Spitzer and Weiner Lead in New Poll

A little disgrace never hurt anyone, especially in New York City, where the scandal-plagued comeback kids are beating their straitlaced opponents.

An Apartment Designed to Force You Out of Your Car

Is Miami going down the walkability path? Developers of The Centro, a downtown housing complex, are banking on it.

A Map That Shows When Any Street Aligns With the Sunset

Manhattanhenge for every New York City neighborhood.

How Becoming Mayor Changed Rahm Emanuel on Immigration Reform

The former White House Chief of Staff has started to push for more liberal policies on the issue. Will the feds follow his lead?

The Rise of People Living Alone Has Led to More Sustainable Cities

Single households tend to use more transit and live in multi-family homes.

Air Pollution Kills More Than 2 Million a Year

But silver lining: This scourge isn't being worsened much by that other anthropogenic menace, climate change.

Are Some Places Just Too Fire-Prone for Us to Live?

With flooding, we have rules about where to build and how to prevent calamity. Why not with fire?

San Francisco's Bus and Rail Operators Demand Private Bathrooms (on Public Space)

All the news that's fit to print about toilets.

Chicago Police Got New Twitter Accounts. Will It Make a Difference?

A few social media norms the department should be prepared to address.

This Is What It Would Look Like If You Dropped Manhattan Into the Grand Canyon

Whoa.

Drought Policy Of the Day: Get Paid to Kill Your Lawn

L.A. homeowners can trade green (lawns) for green (cash). 

The Sequester's Devastating Impact on America's Poor

It's fashionable to say the mandatory budgets cuts haven't been the predicted disaster. Cuts to programs like Head Start suggest otherwise.

It's Not Just Zimmerman: Race Matters a Lot in 'Stand Your Ground' Verdicts

The Trayvon Martin case and how the definition of justice differs across America.

Is There Really an Upside to Manhattan's Unaffordability?

A provocative argument on Bloomberg's legacy.

Map: Oysters, Reefs, and Swamps Protect Billions' Worth of Real Estate—For Free

Natural coastal ecosystems are protecting twice as much coastline and 1.4 million people from climate risks. 

The Important Difference Between a Public Space and a 'Common'

On building places that give a community its identity, and knit us together.

'We Are All Trayvon'

Across the country, protesters rage at the acquittal of George Zimmerman.