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25 Best Cities for Outdoor Space

Balancing nature with modern life is a growing trend for cities looking to go green. We looked at 100 cities and ranked their public green and outdoor space on seven different factors: public park acres per 1,000 residents, public park access, yearly spend on parks per resident, median home price, average monthly rent, air quality, and average monthly temperature.

How about plastic for dinner? It is showing up in mussels from the Arctic to China, and ending up on our plates

While some moules et frites (mussels and fries) sounds delicious, the dish probably wouldn’t be as appetizing if every other bite had plastic in it.

The Cost of Cool

By ELISABETH ROSENTHAL, August 18, 2012

THE blackouts that left hundreds of millions of Indians sweltering in the dark last month underscored the status of air-conditioning as one of the world’s most vexing environmental quandaries.

Fact 1: Nearly all of the world’s booming cities are in the tropics and will be home to an estimated one billion new consumers by 2025. As temperatures rise, they — and we — will use more air-conditioning.

Editor's Choice Why planemakers prefer bent wingtips There are, so the industry saying goes, only three secrets in the comme

Polar bears are capable of swimming vast distances, a potential survival skill needed in an Arctic environment where summer sea ice is vanishing, a study led by the U.S. Geological Survey showed on Tuesday.

Evacuate Tokyo and All US Forces From Japan | Veterans Today

Tokyo Radiation Level 25 Times the Fukushima Mandatory Evacuation Zone Widely known Physicist Dr Paolo Scampa, the publisher of the EU AIPRI Blog and an eminent chemical physicist, announced today his latest calculations of deadly radioactivity in Tokyo itself. Both the nuclear regulatory and media responses have been missing in action