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Climate & Energy

Watch this Florida official awkwardly avoid saying “climate change”

After a state employee had to take a mental health evaluation for using the words “climate change,” officials aren't taking any chances.

10 cities drearier than Seattle

As Seattlites know, dreariness isn't all about cloud cover.

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How to talk (and eat) like an oyster pro

Here’s a quick cheat sheet so you can hang with the cool kids next time you visit the raw bar.

Liberté, égalité, marché

Half of Paris just took a mandatory day off of driving

What's a city to do when smog reaches toxic levels? Cue the car bans, of course.

Cities

No, gentrification does not solve the problem of segregation

When gentrification begins, neighborhoods can become more integrated and diverse -- but too often, they then end up predominantly white.

Cities

Google’s splashy campus plan aims to rewrite the office park book

The Silicon Valley giant has unveiled eye-catching designs for its new office complex. Also: It wants to build oodles of new housing.

Climate & Energy

8 bright ideas for a cleaner future

Check out the awesome finalists from OpenIDEO's Renewable Energy Challenge.

Climate & Energy

4 reasons why the Supreme Court’s mercury case is worth watching

This week, the court will hear argument in Michigan v. EPA, a case challenging EPA power-plant rules. Here's why you should care.

Climate & Energy

Has California’s megadrought already begun?

If it has, there will be widespread implications, including a significant re-shifting of California agriculture outside the state.

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