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Reuters

Breadbaskets and Water Hogs

Stark maps highlight inefficiencies in global food production.

NOAA

The 8 Worst Things About Summer in American Cities

Commence fainting... now.

Courtesy: Lara Swimmer

See What a Big-Box Store Looks Like When It's Turned Into a Library

An abandoned Wal-Mart warehouse is transformed into the largest public library in the country.

REUTERS

Beijing's Olympic Ruins

Already decaying infrastructure from the 2008 Summer Games should serve as a lesson to all cities that follow.

Feargus O'Sullivan

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like the Olympics

London's traffic is being re-routed, bunting is being hung and public art is sprouting up in advance of the Games.

China's Air Pollution Problem Explained in One Animation

These before-and-after graphics show just how severe the problem has become.

Reuters

What It Looks Like to Clean the Top of the World

Wild shots of window washers.

Reuters

U.K. Leads the Way on Mayoral Autonomy

Why it's a good thing that British mayors are getting more control over their economies and infrastructure.

Reuters

How to Dramatically Alter British Columbia's Carbon Footprint

A tree-less B.C. would be a carbon catastrophe.

Stephan Caspar/Flickr

The 'Longest Bench' in England Laughs at Your Attempts to Sit On It

A hundred bucks to anyone in England who can grind the length of this bench.

Courtesy of WFTS-TV

How the American Military Is Fighting Climate Change

A new breed of "greenhawks" may be leading the way toward energy independence.

Shutterstock

Why Americans and Europeans Give Directions Differently

A new study finds big cross-cultural differences in spatial descriptions.

City of New York/Kristen Artz

Great Moments in Mayoral Candor

From "Who wrote this shit?" to "Aloha, motherfuckers."

Vimeo

Reinventing Public Art, Thousands of LEDs at a Time

Screen-based installations are heading to cities all over the world.

Yeosu Expo 2012

The Rise of the Eco Expo

Not only do expos bring together sustainable themes and ideas for an urban future, they often remake their host cities into leaner, greener spaces.

Map of the Day: Church vs. Beer

The cartographers over at Floating Sheep track tweets on both topics.

Mark Byrnes

You Can Now Travel the Really Boring Part of the Thames By Air

Is London's 'Emirates Air-Line' a total or partial waste of money?

Pop Up Rockwell

Sometimes the Simplest Ideas Make the Best Pop-Ups

Five blocks of a downtown Cleveland boulevard were temporarily transformed this spring.

Roberto Ercilla Arquitectura

Filling a City With Moving Walkways: Is This a Good Idea?

Is this Spanish walkalator a boon for the old and infirm, or a crutch for the lazy?