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EPA names the nation's top smart-growth cities

When it comes to smart growth, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the smartest cities are New York, Baltimore, Portland, and San Francisco.

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Increasing consumer demand in China won't save us

In a much-celebrated recent article, ace reporter David Leonhardt argues that China can bail out the U.S. by transforming itself into the "world's next great consumer society." Given the specter of climate change, is this really the best way out …

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Our reporter tries to pick out the red honey of Red Hook in a blind taste test

Does the red honey of Red Hook, made from maraschino cherry syrup, really taste different? We found out.

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Bicycle freight: thinking outside the box truck

Bicycles are already a major piece of the freight puzzle all over the world. Could the practice take off in U.S. cities as well?

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Driving the speed limit, for fun and profit! [VIDEO]

What if you had a chance to win the lottery -- just by driving responsibly?

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Smart readers weigh in on behavior change

A couple weeks ago, I wrote a post on behavior change that prompted a lot of great feedback and discussion. I've picked out a few interesting bits and pieces from the thread to highlight and respond to.

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Cherry guy will do his part to keep Brooklyn bees from turning red

The owner of a maraschino cherry factory is going to do what he can to keep neighborhood bees out of the sticky-sweet corn syrup they love too much.

Cities of the Future

How will cities be shaped by transit in the future?

We constructed four future scenarios of transit in cities, speculating how forces like gas prices and city politics might change the way we move.

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A new study of data from Lyon's bike-share system could help planners

The hugely popular Velo'v bike-share system is providing a source for hard data on bicycling, having to do with travel times and routes.