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Workers cleaning out one of New York City’s dirtiest canals have uncovered historic relics covered in toxic gunk
Raw sewage tanks overflow into the Gowanus, which contains amounts of heavy metals like arsenic that are 60 times higher than healthy exposure levels. As part of the EPA's cleanup, workers recently found relics that go back to Brooklyn's industrial past, including a "crash boat" from World War II.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has admitted that Congress will likely not pass President Donald Trump's massive infrastructure plan this year. A recent analysis reveals the most structurally deficient bridges around the US.
Google’s parent company revealed its plan for a high-tech neighborhood in Toronto — and it could be the world’s largest tall timber ...
Sidewalk Labs wants to make all of Quayside's buildings out of tall timber. The company says timber is beneficial because it supports Canada's timber industry, provides warmth to residential spaces, accelerates construction times, and saves a lot of money in the long run.
Yoshi is one of several startups calling themselves "Uber for gas," serving as an alternative for people who feel that gas stations are too inconvenient. The startup is backed by ExxonMobil and General Motors.
China’s ‘one-child’ policy led to a demographic time bomb, and now the country is scrambling to undo it
China's birth rate isn't rising, and authorities are scrambling to encourage more childbirth. But most Chinese women who have one child are not interested in having a second one.
New York City has painted over 6 million square feet of rooftops white — and it could be a brilliant heat-fighting plan
Coating roofs with reflective paint can decrease buildings' internal temperatures by 30% and lower air conditioning costs by 10% to 30%. A 2014 study found that "cool roofs" would lower temperatures by about 3 degrees in cities like New York and Washington.
There are a lot of guns and a lot of shootings in the US. Here's what we know from research about how various forms of gun control affect rates of gun violence.
This startup is raising $750 million to outmaneuver Domino’s and Pizza Hut with pizzas made by robots — check it out
Zume Pizza uses robots to take pizza to the next level. Now SoftBank is in talks to invest up to $750 million in the pizza delivery company, Bloomberg reports. We went inside Zume's headquarters in Mountain View, California, to see if the pizza is as good as its tech.
A startup selling mushrooms kits to millennials just got $4 million to expand further into Costco and Target
The $4 million investment will be used to bring Back to the Roots products to more stores like Target, Lowe's, and Costco. The startup offers ready-to-grow products such as mushroom kits, aquaponic fish tanks that uses fish poop as a plant fertilizer, and tomato kits.
Washington, DC, just dropped plans to provide separate trains for a white supremacist rally — here’s why many transit workers support the ...
Unionized transit workers argue that DC Metro should not give those attending the "Unite the Right" rally special treatment this weekend. The group, which was behind the Charlottesville rally last year, is associated with the Ku Klux Klan.