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Alberta wildfire was the costliest natural disaster in Canadian history

At $2.8 billion, that's more than double the second-costliest disaster.

flex your mussels

Ocean acidification is eating into mussels

Changing oceans are making it harder for the bivalves to hang on -- literally.

Blurred Lines

I just got new glasses. Should I recycle my old ones?

Is it pointless to donate or recycle old eyeglasses? Advice maven Umbra Fisk takes a look.

off the rails

Explosive oil trains are feeling some serious heat this week

Protestors across the U.S. are trying to take down this deadly public health threat.

Living

New York City hopes a 10-foot wall can save it from rising seas

Now New York really is New Amsterdam.

Walk It Out

The key to fighting climate change and mortality? Walkable cities

Watch how to make your city better for humans — not cars -- to get around.

Food

Advertising to kids isn’t good, it’s grrreat!

A bit of marketing from Brian Broccoli and Suzy Sweetpea drives kids to the salad bar.

life's a beach

Why is a ton of trash washing up on beaches in Hong Kong? It’s a mystery!

But we have a guess.

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After 71 million trips, bike shares see their first fatality

And it likely could have been prevented with some pretty basic infrastructure.