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Even China Is Ragging on France's Air Pollution

It must sting when the world's biggest smog-hole is calling your air polluted.

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The U.S. Cities With the Highest Levels of Income Segregation

Where the rich live with the rich, and the poor live with the poor.

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A Map of History's Biggest Greenhouse Gas Polluters

A select few countries have been responsible for the majority of the world's CO2 emissions since the '70s.

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How Urban Light Pollution Could Be Killing Rainforests

And it's probably not in the way you think.

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Where Each City's Uninsured Live

Very few people in Boston are uninsured, but there are huge swathes of them all over Dallas.

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How a Simple Gas Leak Could Destroy Two Entire Buildings

A conversation with one of the fire chiefs who responded to the last major U.S. gas explosion.

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America's Most Unequal Metros

Overall, the most imbalanced U.S. metros tend to have worse housing affordability and slower job growth.

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8 Facts About the U.S. Sex Economy

Pimps in Atlanta take in more than $30k per week, but only 14 percent reported spending some of it on condoms, according to a massive new report from the Urban Institute.

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We Should All Be Eating More Insects, But We Probably Won't—Yet

Why the United Nations is super-focused on bugs as food right now.

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Don't Get Used to the Idea of a Global Warming 'Slowdown'

A recent decline in the rate of increased worldwide temperatures is masking the brow-sweating temperatures of the future.

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The Dozen Regional Powerhouses Driving the U.S. Economy

The Boston-Washington corridor, home to 18 percent of Americans, produces more economic activity than Germany.

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A Spellbinding Look at 24 Hours of European Flight Paths

Europe's airplane activity in this visualization looks like a hive of angry, electrified bees.

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Rio's Smelly Carnival

Sanitation workers went on strike during the big event, leaving the streets covered in trash.

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How This Paparazzo-Turned-Mayor Plans to Fix His Australian Hometown

After his London tabloid went under, Darryn Lyons returned to Geelong to try to turn around its struggling economy.

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America Could Soon Face More Days of 'Extreme Rainfall'

The warming climate is predicted to bring punishing rainstorms.

Redlining for the 21st Century

Companies can now use data to constrict which options they offer to certain consumers—and at what prices.

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The New York Metro's Economy Is Almost as Large as Australia's

How U.S. cities stack up economically worldwide.

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Don't Be Fooled: Detroit's Still a Car Town

The big three are key to the city's revival.

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Planes, Delivered By Trains

Watching Boeing 737s pass via rail is part of daily life in Renton, Washington.