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Cities

San Francisco saves gas by making better parking spaces cost more

In San Francisco, a parking place costs more the more people want to use it. This might sound like common sense, but it’s actually a radical experiment in keeping people from circling endlessly, looking for …

Living

New fashion line creates a year’s worth of outfits with only 10 items of clothing

Many of us try on more than 10 items of clothing in a single morning. Malaysian fashion label “We are ULTRA” wants you to wear only 10 articles throughout the entire year. The label’s new …

Critical List: A new Chevron oil spill in Brazil; Vladimir Putin didn’t shoot a tiger

Chevron has suspended work at a drilling site off the coast of Brazil after finding an oil leak near the site of November’s spill. Vladimir Putin wants everyone to think he’s all manly, but there’s …

Cities

New York has a subway system just for garbage

New York’s Roosevelt Island is like Futurama for trash: Underneath the island, a system of pneumatic tubes whisks garbage from trash and recycling bins off to the processing center. Now the company that built the …

Animals

New frog species found in Staten Island

Most folks assume Staten Island holds little more than Italian restaurants, mob wives, and a huge landfill. But another resident has just been discovered on New York City’s most disrespected borough: a new species of frog!

Business & Technology

Scotts Miracle-Gro pleads guilty to selling poisoned bird seed

Scotts Miracle-Gro products are known for zapping weeds dead. But it turns out they could be killing decidedly more attractive creatures -- birds.

Climate & Energy

Baby boomers are kicking your butt on caring about the environment

Guys, we have to step up our game, or we’re going to be smoked by our own parents. According to a new study from San Diego State University, baby boomers in their youth were more …

Green Home

Gecko-inspired adhesive lets your TV cling to the wall like a lizard

With its Tom Cruise-like talent for scattering straight up walls, the gecko has become one of biomimicry’s favored muses. Studying its feet, scientists have come up with a variety of gecko-inspired tapes, but now a …

Critical List: Gas prices could drop; Poland blocks E.U. carbon reforms

Gas prices could be heading down. Poland, which depends on coal-fired power, keeps vetoing European Union plans to crack down on carbon emissions. Climate scientists predicted the spread of mountain pine beetles, which due to …

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