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An Eye on Megacities' Dirty Skies

New monitoring techniques are improving our understanding of pollution in the developing world

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The War on Red-Light Cameras

Houston and L.A. recently turned theirs off. Will others join them?

Electronic Gaming for the Physical World

New games for mobile devices make the city their playing field

Urban Brownfield Cleanup's Big Benefits

Redeveloping old industrial sites in cities not only reduces contamination, it also helps further smart growth

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Contemporary Paris and the Nazi occupation of 1940, overlapped with WhatWasThere.com

Create Your Own Historical Maps with WhatWasThere

New website combines vintage photography with Google Street View

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Name That Waterway

The words we use for rivers and streams change with their geography