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Dirtiest coal’s rebirth in Europe flattens medieval towns

Desire for cheap electricity spurs mining for dirty coal in Europe.

Reforming Pennsylvania’s distressed municipalities

The state's distressed communities law has lost its effectiveness.

Planet likely to warm by 4C by 2100, scientists warn

Study: If climate change goes unchecked, the planet will most likely heat up by 4 degrees Celsius by 2100 -- the most severe temperature rise of those projected.

CIR staff picks: Our favorite investigative reporting of 2013

Here's a roundup of important investigative reporting in 2013: Americans easily give away adopted children via the internet...Doctor's questionable prescribing patterns...delays for screening tests nationwide put infants at risk for disability and death.

Why a safety device that can stop overdoses by kids isn’t widely used

In 2011, more kids under six were rushed to emergency rooms for swallowing potentially toxic doses of medication than sent to the ER for car crashes. 

Census: North Dakota, South and West adding population fastest

Pennsylvania grew by 9,326 new residents in 2013. North Dakota had the largest growth, 22,000 people, due to the energy boom in its Bakken oil fields.

A resisted pill to prevent H.I.V.

Did you know there's an FDA-approved pill that can be taken daily that helps prevent H.I.V. infection? With a disproportionate number of gay men becoming infected every year, why is the drug not catching on?

Utilities mimic cable with monthly fee to preserve grid

Utilities are padding your power bill with hookup fees.

Wi-Fi doesn't just enhance Amtrak — It may actually encourage new riders

Amtrak is experimenting with services to build ridership. Meanwhile, the Pennsylvanian takes 9.5 hours to cover 370 miles from Pittsburgh to New York.