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Cities

Rural America: Poorer, less populous, less powerful — but now with fracking!

Some rural areas are getting a big economic boost from oil and gas development, but many other areas are still struggling.

Cities

New York’s bike share gets a new new new new new launch date

NYC's bike-sharing program is now expected to start up in May 2013. If you're adding that to your calendar, do so in pencil.

Climate & Energy

Projections for future carbon emissions in U.S. keep dropping — but the emissions keep rising

It's kind of like learning that you're going to be shot to death with fewer bullets.

Climate & Energy

Sandy’s aftermath: Economy, jobs, housing hit hard — but for how long?

Those who can leave areas most at-risk from future storms will, further exacerbating the challenges of low-income residents who can't.

Climate & Energy

The U.N. climate conference wraps up, and now all of our problems are solved

Except for our climate problems.

Climate & Energy

Could clones save California’s endangered redwoods — in Oregon?

Only 5 percent of old-growth redwood forest remains, but activists are stepping up -- with their trowels.

Business & Technology

Green branding sells for Patagonia

The fleece purveyor is super-sustainable -- or at least as much as it can be selling clothes to Americans.

Climate & Energy

Go skiing now, while you still can

The winter tourism industry is set to contract by $2 billion as temperatures climb.

Climate & Energy

The fracking boom, as told in six railroad industry graphs

Who knew that trains could tell us so much about our energy industry?

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