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Friday, August 5, 2016

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TRAINING PAYS OFF

Does anything good come out of the Olympics?

The Olympics bring their host cities new stadiums, trains, and glistening abs — but which of those benefit them in the long run?
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.
VIDEO

If you care about climate change, why aren’t you voting?

Well, Americans are bad at voting in general. Watch our video to find out why that’s a problem.

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DAMN THESE GRAPHS ARE FINE

Artist gives climate science a redesign

The State of the Climate may not be pretty, but this illustrated report sure is!
GOLD RUSH

Gold King Mine still leaking one year after spill

But so are abandoned mines across the west.
CLIMATE & ENERGY

We’re starting to understand just how Zika and climate change go together

Scientists try to narrow in on the way warmer, weirder weather helped the disease spread.
GOLD MEDAL 

Olympians in Rio campaign for climate action

Competitors from vulnerable regions have started a movement.
SORRY (I AIN'T SORRY)

Volkswagen says it’s cleaning up its emissions, this time for reals

Volkswagen pivots from cheating on emissions to (maybe) filtering them out.
RETREAT!

The right now wants a “Clexit,” because Brexit went so well

Climate change deniers launch a campaign to stop the Paris agreement.
NOT YOUR PARENTS’ TRANSIT

These huge buses drive right over the top of cars

China thinks it’s found an answer to its congestion problem.
THE WALK OF THE TOWN

Homes in walkable neighborhoods are worth more

People are willing to pay a higher price for a home if it's close to stores, workplaces, or transit, new analysis finds.
NOT SO SLICK

Is your personal lube causing water pollution?

Advice columnist Umbra Fisk peeks under the covers of the lube market to find out.

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SUBSIDIE ANOTHER DAY

A Tea Party conservative just lost to a Trump supporter, because farm subsidies

Tim Huelskamp’s loss in Kansas has big implications for the farm bill, and the conservative movement.
JUSTICE

Canada’s Trudeau promises to do no harm to First Nations, does harm anyway

His government issues permits for a dam that will permanently alter a way of life.
FOR THE WIN

Sci-fi writers dream up what future Olympic Games will look like

Their ideas range from wacky to thought-provoking.
DEEP IMPACT

Obama tells federal agencies to get serious about climate change

In his final months in office, the president makes a change to how the government evaluates major projects. Nerdy but important!
EAT THE RICH

Humans are gobbling up natural resources at a terrifying rate

And the rich countries, of course, are the worst.
CLIMATE & ENERGY

Crazy hot Siberian summer leads to anthrax poisoning

When permafrost thaws, anthrax and other bacteria enter the groundwater, sickening anyone who ingests it.
HUMID NATURE

From heat domes to rain bombs, climate change is changing how we talk about weather

Crazy weather comes with some weird new vocab words.
MEN AGAIN

Who said it: Donald Trump or Jonathan Franzen?

Trump and Franzen both love birds -- and hearing themselves talk.
LAWN AND ORDER

Ripping out lawns could have unintended consequences

In L.A., replacing grass with drought-tolerant plants could change the city’s temperature.