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The U.S. is just pathetic on high-speed rail

In a new ranking of nations' high-speed train networks, the U.S. comes in below even Turkey and Uzbekistan.


Just because some millennials are moving to the ‘burbs doesn’t mean they like it

Young urbanites often leave cities after they have kids, but many would prefer to stay if cities offered what they need.


Seattle’s bike share struggles like an Amazon bro trying to online date

The little bike share that can't. At least not yet.


Could you be Grist’s newest fellow?

Early-career journalists, listen up: It's now time to apply for the Grist fellowship.


Pigeons with tiny backpacks test the air in London

Equipped with air quality sensors and GPS trackers, the birds are tweeting about the city's dirty air.

Hell and High Water

Houston is a sitting duck for the next big hurricane. Why isn’t Texas ready?

Houston is home to the nation's largest refining and petrochemical complex, where billions of gallons of oil and dangerous chemicals are stored.


Where did disaster strike the hardest? Check Twitter

A new study examined how tweets can help measure the impact of natural disasters.


Money doesn’t matter: White people breathe cleaner air

Too often, your access to fresh air depends on your skin color.

Business & Technology

Google self-driving car makes history by driving like your grandpa, crashing into bus

This is the first time Google took the blame for a crash.