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How to tell if you live in the suburbs

The U.S. hasn’t had a formal definition for what constitutes a suburb. A new data analysis comes closer to defining America’s most popular neighborhood type. 
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China forces birth control on Uighurs to suppress population

The Chinese government is taking draconian measures to slash birth rates among Uighurs and other minorities as part of a sweeping campaign to curb its Muslim population, even as it encourages some of the country's Han majority to have more children.

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Affluence is killing the planet, warn scientists

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San Pedro River, squeezed by growing population, is subject of multiple lawsuits

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Days with both extreme heat and extreme air pollution are becoming more common – which can't be a good thing for global health

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What 'Planet of the Humans' gets wrong about renewable energy

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