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Alarming photos of the uninhabited island that’s home to 37 million pieces of trash

Henderson Island has never been inhabited by people — and yet, its white sand beaches are home to more than 37 million pieces of junk.
Trump Plaza in Jersey City, New Jersey, could be sitting in water by the year 2100.

Disturbing before-and-after images show what major US cities could look like in the year 2100

Here's what the US might look like if the worst climate-change predictions come true.

Being outside can improve memory, fight depression, and lower blood pressure — here are 12 science-backed reasons to spend more time outdoors

Psychologists and health researchers are finding more and more ways that being outdoors offers powerful health benefits.
Smog obscures a view of the George Washington Bridge in New York City, May 1973.

Vintage EPA photos reveal what New York City looked like before the US regulated pollution

Soon after the EPA's founding, the agency dispatched photographers to capture America's environmental issues. On Earth Day, let's take a look at what they saw.

The cities where homeowners will benefit the most if Amazon’s second headquarters lands there

Amazon's $5 billion second headquarters will likely raise home prices in the chosen city, which could be good news for homeowners.

Here’s where you can legally smoke marijuana in 2018

It will be legal to use marijuana in nine states, including California, Nevada, and Vermont, in 2018. Here's the full list.
A rendering of two of nine floating villas by Waterstudio in Zeewolde, Netherlands.

These half-million-dollar floating villas can withstand Category 4 hurricanes

Construction on nine floating homes in the Netherlands will finish this month. Designed by Waterstudio, the villas are designed to withstand storms.
A marijuana plant is seen at the The Global Marijuana March in Toronto.

Top Democrats have introduced a number of bills to push for the federal legalization of marijuana

The Marijuana Justice Act would de-schedule marijuana and expunge federal marijuana arrest records.
Inside a City App classroom.

These floating buildings are made from thousands of plastic bottles that can withstand flooding

The Amsterdam-based architecture firm Waterstudio has designed floating buildings, envisioned for low-income communities vulnerable to sea level rise.
A worker carries a flotation device that keep the solar panels above water.

China’s latest energy megaprojects show that coal is really on the way out

In Anhui, China, two giant solar farms — one of which will go online in May — are part of the global shift away from energy generated from fossil fuels.