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Climb With This Stunt Devil up a Humongous Smokestack

Man fulfills lifelong dream of yelling "Whooo!" down a towering chimney.

Carrie Kirby

Improving a City's Disaster Response–With Bikes

Organizers of San Francisco's first Disaster Relief Trials think cyclists can play a critical role in times of emergency.

Edward Linsmier/Getty Images

Worried About Climate Change, South Florida Wants Statehood

Money and politics have divided Florida for decades, but the rising sea level has finally prodded the south into action.

Tom Mason

The Newest Evidence of Climate Change: Shrinking Goats

Striking changes in animal physiology could indicate population collapse.

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Quantifying the Livable City

NYU's Constantine Kontokosta sees Big Data as a tool not just for saving energy—but for making cities healthier, more resilient, and more equitable.

Reuters

2014: The Warmest Year in Recorded History?

All it would take is for the remaining months to have average temperatures.

Flickr/Daniel Rodriguez

How Skyrocketing Development in Texas Could Suck the State Dry

The Lone Star State is losing open space faster than any other, and that's bad news for the water cycle.

Sam Chills / Flickr

Why New Yorkers Can't Find a Taxi When It Rains

Cabbies might quickly make enough to call it a day. Or they might not think it's worth it to be out at all.

NASA

This Weekend There Could Be Auroras—on Mars

NASA says it's a “once-in-a-lifetime event.”

AP Photo/StormChasingVideo.com

Tornado Swarms Are Now Upon Us

Twisters are arriving more frequently in large "clusters," say scientists.

Chuan Wang

China Disrupts the Rain Gear Industry with the 'Air Umbrella'

This weather wand blows raindrops 3 feet away (and perhaps onto other people).

Rich-Joseph Facun/Reuters

When Climate Change Has Already Come

The country's first institute of adaptation science will help Norfolk, Virginia, deal with its steadily rising waters.

Chih-Wei Huang

Taiwan's Newest Species Is Named After Same-Sex Marriage

Aegista diversifamilia is a hermaphrodite land snail whose name means "diverse forms of human families."

Just in Time for Halloween Comes the Terrifying 'Jack-O-Lantern Sun'

This guy looks like he'd eat the Man in the Moon for breakfast.

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The Race to Reclaim Louisiana's Vanishing Coastline

The world’s fastest-submerging state is looking to nature in an ambitious plan to turn back the tide—and to BP to fund it.

Associated Press

Bay Area Cities Are 'Overdue' for a Massive Earthquake

Faults have stored up more than enough energy for a disaster, according to new research.

Associated Press

Florida Once Had Massive Icebergs

Long ago, huge ice formations drifted down the East Coast to visit the Sunshine State.

dailoPhoto / Flickr

The Future of Transportation Is Not All Flying Cars

What we've learned from our 9-month series on tomorrow's urban mobility.

Georgetown Climate Center

These 14 States Have a Climate Change Plan—the Rest of You Are Screwed

A mere nine others have plans in the works, according to a new study.

NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Michigan

Scientists Think They Know What's Causing a Big Cloud of Methane Over the Southwest

For years, satellites have detected unusually high concentrations of the noxious gas in the Four Corners region.