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Bloomberg's New Plan: Save the Ocean, Feed the World

The former mayor has invested $53 million to end over-fishing. But reviving the seas could take a multi-billion-dollar effort.

Alaska Just Suffered a Major, Avalanche-Filled Heat Wave

This new NASA visualization shows just how unusually warm Alaska was in January.

Reuters

Hot Weather Fatalities in the U.K. Could Double by 2050

Humanity should brace itself for the searing and deadly weather of the future, say British scientists.

The Stubborn Persistence of America's Digital Divide

The quarter of households without Internet are disproportionately made up of families with less income and education.

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2 Maps That Show Where Obamacare Is and Isn't Working, and Why

The single greatest predictor for where the healthcare law's exchanges are successful? Which party controls the state government.

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A Troublesome Skyscraper Meets a Record-Setting Explosion

This weekend, Frankfurt's AfE Tower made history as the tallest European building to suffer a controlled implosion.

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Populous

Spring Training Stadiums Are a Bad Investment, And No One Cares

One Arizona city spent roughly $100 million to keep the Chicago Cubs, despite little evidence their leaving would hurt the local economy.

Reuters

Why Anti-Big Box Laws May Actually Be Bad For Small Retailers

The real threat doesn't come from the Walmart Supercenter. It comes from Walmart Express.

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Russian Men Tend to Die Early Because of Vodka

And the death figures go down whenever the country's government cracks down on alcohol sales.

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DMB Associates

The Future of the Suburbs Is Unfolding in Arizona's East Valley

Developers on the eastern edge of Mesa are building a new mixed-use master-planned community, friendly to both residents and big businesses.

University of Washington

Climate Change Is Directly Responsible for Killing Baby Penguins

Torrential downpours and abnormal heat could kill nearly half of penguin chicks in a single year, say researchers.

Reuters

Naturally, You Can Now Buy Seahawks-Themed Pot at a Seattle Marijuana Dispensary

Of course.

Reuters

A $10.10 Minimum Wage Would Affect Some Metros Much More Than Others

There are tremendous differences in what it takes for workers to get by in different parts of the country.

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Sommer Mathis

The Next Destination for Liberal-Arts Education Is ... Arizona?

The mayor of Mesa lured five liberal-arts colleges to town as part of a creative strategy to boost local economic activity and to keep smart students in the region.

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The 1969 Oil Spill That Launched the Modern Environmental Movement

Scientists at NOAA have updated the environmental catastrophe for today's media-hungry, GIS-loving audience.

Reuters

Why Detroit's Collapse Was So Much Worse Than Other Hard-Hit Cities

Comparing the Motor City's manufacturing woes to the rest of the region.

The Fastest-Growing Jobs of This Decade

Hospital rooms, shopping floors, and fast-food counters: This is where the future of U.S. employment lives. We think.

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IHS Economics

Mapping the U.S. Metros Where High Unemployment Could Persist for Years

Yes, there are still plenty of places that are unlikely to rebound until 2018 or later.