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Climate change will cost millennials more than student debt or the Great Recession

Young people will be $187,000 poorer thanks to our rapidly changing planet.

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Soda tax might be working better than expected

Berkeley residents are drinking about two fewer sugary drinks per week since the tax started, according to a new study.

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From Glacierless National Park to the Neverglades: Meet your future national parks

The parks are having an identity crisis -- so we renamed them.

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Stop a selfie, save a life: Words of advice for the modern wilderness tourist

A little park safety awareness wouldn't kill you.

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The nearest national park could be just a city block away

The folks with trees, mountains, and bison on their badges have decided it’s high time to serve city dwellers.

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Our era’s iconic national park is hidden in New York City

Jamaica Bay is an imperiled swamp nestled next to the biggest city in America -- and it has a lot to teach us.

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Texas, keystone of the pro-life movement, sure is seeing a lot of maternal deaths

A new study shows Texas' maternal mortality rate doubling between 2010 and 2014, which the authors deem "highly unusual."

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Police are finally catching cars that veer too close to bicyclists

11 cities are using this nifty sonar device to measure the distance between bikes and cars.

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Louisiana’s flood couldn’t have been stopped, but it didn’t have to be so devastating

A set of canals, levees, and reservoirs that could have staunched Louisiana's floods had been deemed impractical.