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"I just don't want to live like this," a prominent Chinese journalist says about the environmental hell that her country has become. We are witnessing a very important moment for China's future, and for its effect on the world.
Wednesday's news doesn't mean that global climate negotiations will succeed. But it means they're no longer guaranteed to fail.
Allentown deals with fiscal problems from its past with a bet about water supplies for its future
Balancing substance and symbolism in the movement toward cleaner energy sources
Everybody talks about the future, but nobody does anything about it.
"The decision on HSR is going to shape the future in ways we can’t predict, and a touch of modesty in the arguments would be welcome."
You want to hear more about the biggest infrastructure project being considered anywhere in the country? You've come to the right place.
The Erie Canal. The transcontinental railroad. The Interstate Highway system. Big, expensive, controversial—and indispensable. Is the next one in this series a new rail network in our most famously freeway-centric state?
No one now alive has experienced anything similar in North America or Europe, except in the middle of a forest fire or a volcanic eruption.
Is the country moving from "efficient corruption" to something worse?
Can China hope to become ... the next Mexico?
A mix of news, more good than bad, all with aerial themes
You can go home again.
A big, exciting country -- with serious problems.
Lots of things are going well there. But not everything.
Like dredging Malibu or Waikiki for sand
New ways to monitor China's biggest problem.
A modest step with a surprising range of possible implications.
We've heard these warnings for years; this seems to be more specific than before.