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Cities

Jobs are shifting back to cities — and that’s good news for mass transit

Employment is now growing faster in many downtowns than in outlying areas. That creates opportunities to improve our transportation systems.

Meet the invasives: Burmese python will eat your cat, won’t apologize

It's National Invasive Species Awareness Week. But are they really scary invaders, or exciting new neighbors? The choice is yours.

The Future Is Awful

Mysterious hell-watch measures how sustainable you are in life and in bed

Are your showers too long and your rolls in the hay too short? This watch from Spain will sound the alarm.

Politics

Jim Webb, Democratic presidential hopeful, slams Obama over Keystone bill veto

Webb vented his frustration with a virulent tweetstorm. Here's what he got wrong.

Climate & Energy

Will Obama’s climate plan cause blackouts? No.

Experts explain why.

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Bob’s Burgers loves trees almost as much as butts

Animation is going greener — and we're not just talking about The Hulk.

Politics

Spy agencies are snooping on enviros around the globe

Another week, another instance of governments targeting peaceful environmental activists -- this time the head of Greenpeace International.

Politics

Fossil fuel interests donated millions to Clinton charities. Is this a problem?

ExxonMobil, Chevron, and Saudi Arabia have all given to the family’s groups. What are environmental groups saying about this?

Living

Baths vs. showers, an eco-smackdown

A reader frets that taking long baths may be bad for the planet. Umbra says she's in hot water.

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