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Brooklyn’s new Whole Foods will sell vinyl records, be a total cliché

No word on whether the store will also sell cronuts and shrines to Sloane Crosley.

Cities

Papa wheelie: Is there one dad bike to rule them all?

In part 2 of his series on how to kill your car, Nathanael Johnson goes looking for a "dad bike" -- something he can use to haul kids and groceries, and still maintain some modicum of dignity.

In a nut shell: Only you can help us squirrel away a victory

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Climate & Energy

We’re still losing ice at the poles

The Arctic ice floats on the ocean, the Antarctic ice over land and sea, meaning that they melt different. But they're both melting.

Climate & Energy

Fight over frac-sand mining heads to the polls

Voters in a Wisconsin town are trying to throw out the mayor and two city council members who want to allow sand mining in city limits.

Politics

Obama delayed regulations until after the election, but that’s just a symptom of the problem

The whole federal regulatory system has been perverted by industry interests.

Living

Watch people try to walk in storm winds so powerful they’re almost blown off their feet

It's a little funny watching people walk at nearly a 45-degree angle, but it's mostly just a sobering illustration of the power of nature.

Climate & Energy

Ozone layer will take five more decades to fully recover

It's been more than 20 years since the Montreal Protocol was signed, and scientists say it'll be another 70 years before the ozone layer fully heals.

Cities

Ski stunts in Detroit’s abandoned spaces will take your breath away

Where some see depressing abandoned factories, these extreme skiers see opportunity.