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Does L.A.’s Scooter Data Program Violate State Privacy Laws?

As more cities adopt a controversial scooter tracking system pioneered by Los Angeles, concerns about rider data privacy are spreading.

Laura Bliss

The Burning of the Amazon, in 7 Maps and Graphs

The rash of wildfires now consuming the Amazon rainforest can be blamed on a host of human factors, from climate change to deforestation to Brazilian politics.

Sarah Holder

Indian Cities Are Becoming Urban Heat Islands

The urban heat island effect is growing in large cities like Delhi and Mumbai, and will exacerbate the risks posed by heat waves.

Shekhar Chandra

Will Sea-Level Rise Claim Egypt’s Second-Largest City?

Al-Max village in Alexandria was ruined by floods in 2015. Yet, despite climate change’s growing threat to the city, critics say it has scarcely been addressed.

Amir Khafagy

Are McMansions Making Everyone Unhappy?

Homes have gotten bigger, but Americans aren’t any more pleased with the extra space.

Joe Pinsker



What We’re Reading

How an e-bike changed my life (New York Times)

Is Seattle’s microtransit to light rail stations working? (Crosscut)

Waze hijacked L.A. in the name of convenience. Can anyone put the genie back in the bottle? (Los Angeles Magazine)

A Philadelphia shootout left neighbors wondering: Why did police make a mess and leave us to clean it up? (Philadelphia Inquirer)

This is life in America’s booming service industry (Time)


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