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Cities

Laws banning harassment of cyclists spread like a wonderful virus

Ordinances that let bicyclists sue road-enraged drivers are catching on in some California cities and Washington, D.C.

Living

Motor vehicle deaths rose 5 percent in 2012

The figures vary state by state. New York is pretty safe. North Dakota is not.

Politics

In his first major address as secretary of state, Kerry nods at climate change

Consider that box checked.

Politics

While protestors surrounded the White House, Obama was golfing with oil executives

The only message the president heard on Sunday was from people wanting to drill, drill, drill.

Business & Technology

Honda partners with SolarCity to subsidize solar panels for customers

Honda will spend $65 million to install solar systems on the homes of its customers.

Climate & Energy

The Keystone XL pipeline could create as many as 20 long-term jobs

Twenty. Two-zero. In other words, Keystone could be as big a job creator as an Applebee's.

Climate & Energy

In a blow to Republican rhetoric, China announces plan for a carbon tax

China's goal is to see carbon emissions 40 percent lower than 2005 levels by 2020.

Cities

The success of London’s congestion charge, in three maps

Big drops in car use, big increases in public transit. What's not to love?

Climate & Energy

Why the fracking boom may actually be an economic bubble

The huge growth in fracking is not sustainable, in multiple senses of the word.

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