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The Chesapeake Bay Is Turning Into Plastic Soup

Microplastics contaminate the water on a massive scale.

A Migrant's Trek Through Macedonia

A stressful but critical step in the journey for many Syrians and Iraqis on their way north through Europe.

Meet London's King of Edible Architecture

Carl Warner builds and photographs cityscapes made of produce.

Meet New York City's Master of Sand

Calvin Seibert’s astounding sandcastles are made to be destroyed.

The Quiet Grandeur of New York and L.A. From Above

New photographs from Jeffrey Milstein capture both cities from the sky.

These Are the Saddest Amtrak Stations in America

Some of the nation’s train stations don’t make a great impression. That won’t change until Congress truly funds passenger rail.

A Chinese Beach City Welcomes Its Annual Algae Bloom

The arrival of a million tons of green biomass to the beaches of Qingdao has become a summer rite of passage.

The Panama Canal Is About To Become an Even Bigger 'Big Ditch'

The soon-to-open expanded canal will—finally—accommodate the world’s gigantic freight ships. For now.

A Drone Tour of Mumbai's Largest Bedroom Community

Navi Mumbai was supposed to be a fully functioning satellite city, but in practice it’s more like suburban sprawl.

The National Building Museum Built a Giant Ball-Pit 'Beach'

The D.C. museum has got the big, fun, dumb, summer thing down.

An Overpass Built For a Bear

Oslo’s new “bee highway” is just one part of an emerging trend in highway infrastructure.

Gape at Some of America's Best Weather Photography

Here are the winners of NOAA’s “Weather in Focus” photo contest.

13 Portraits of Highrise Life, From Around the World

Each of these individuals shared their stories with the years-long HIGHRISE project, produced by the National Film Board of Canada.

Photographing the U.S.-Mexico Border Fence

Ignacio Evangelista's "The Line on the Map" captures the stark, literal division between nations.

Tear Down Buildings by Famous Architects on the High Line

Artist Olafur Eliasson called on 10 top architecture firms to create scaled-down structures with Legos—which viewers are free to pick apart.

A Ruptured Pipeline Dumped 21,000 Gallons of Oil on the California Coastline

The oil spill stretches for about four miles, according to Coast Guard officials.

L.A.'s 'Sunken City' May Reopen to the Public

You may soon be able to (legally) explore part of Los Angeles that began sliding into the sea in the 1920s.

'An Absolute Disastrous Mess'

The latest images from Philadelphia, where Tuesday night’s Amtrak derailment has left at least six dead and dozens injured.

Hollywood's Griffith Observatory at 80

A new book explores the architectural history and classic beauty of one of Los Angeles' most beloved attractions.

Breathtaking Views of Restored Monuments Damaged By the D.C. Earthquake

Photographer Colin Winterbottom also captured the hard work of the crews responsible for building and maintaining the city's monuments.