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North Carolina Pretends Current Sea Level Rise Isn't Happening

The state legislature will not let officials use current estimates in their decision-making.

Reuters

Why U.S. Transit Systems Are Still So Far Away From Converting to Driverless Trains

Public sector transit unions are a potent force in setting transit agendas in American cities – more so than in Europe and Asia.

Jilly Ballistic

NYC's Billboards Are Experiencing Technical Difficulties

Jilly Ballistic's genius street-art campaign to shame corporate products.

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San Francisco Hopes to Curb Panhandling With Puppies

A potentially novel solution to two tough problems. 

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Now Streaming: 'The City Dark'

Documentary film looks at the impact of light pollution in cities.

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Study of the Day: Planners Miscalculate Benefits of New Roads

Researchers in Denmark found that municipalities underestimate the economic and environmental impact of new roads.

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Breadbaskets and Water Hogs

Stark maps highlight inefficiencies in global food production.

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The 8 Worst Things About Summer in American Cities

Commence fainting... now.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How the American Military Is Fighting Climate Change

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

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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."