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Is Your City Making You Old?

Where you live may have an impact on how young or old you appear according to a report by Sharecare. They released their annual Youngest & Oldest Cities in America report and some suggestions on h…

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City Girl: A Natural Conservationist?

Unlike many of my colleagues working in nature conservation, I didn’t grow up with a strong connection to the outdoors. Born in the Bronx and raised on Long Island, I’ve never lived anywhere that I co…

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7 of the World’s Most Unusual Towns

  What makes your town or city unique? Is it the architecture, the people, the location, the atmosphere? Each of these 7 towns have something truly unique, and truly fascinating about them. Fr…

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5 Worst Cities for Parking

By Adam Verwymeren, Networx It’s the bane of big-city life, the never-ending search for a parking spot is one of the most frustrating things about living in a densely populated area. And after all …

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10 Things That Make a Great Green City

By Jennifer Hattam, TreeHugger Plentiful Parks Park are the "lungs of the city," architect Frederic Law Olmsted famously said about New York's Central Park. From the 500-year-old Giardino dell…

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A River Runs Green for St. Patrick’s Day (with video)

According to Dan O'Leary of the Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade, "A modern day miracle occurs each year as part of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade celebration when the Chicago River turns an incredible …

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The Five Best and Five Worst Cities for Water Quality

I have been known to scoff at products that have their first ingredient as water –- until of course I remember that water is my first ingredient. When you take that simple fact into consideration,…

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‘Garbage People’ in Cairo Recycle 80% of Trash They Find

Cairo, Egypt has a population of sixteen to eighteen million, and utilizes an unusual trash removal system. The Zabbaleen ("garbage people" in Arabic) have been working with trash for decades, recycli…

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Green Cities: How Does Your City Rank?

Portland, Oregon is the most sustainable city and has earned the top distinction since SustainLane began ranking the 50 greenest large U.S. cities in 2005. One of my best friends will be moving to …

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