The Observer

June 30, 2015, 7am PDT
The familiar tales of expensive living in U.S. cities like San Francisco, New York, and Vancouver gain a little perspective when compared to London. Or maybe London just provides a crystal ball to the future of those cities and others like them.
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January 12, 2012, 8am PST
Rowan Moore judges the return of the "huge" housing estate in the shape of the 2012 Olympics Athletes' Village in London.
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February 18, 2009, 7am PST
NASA's James Hansen takes his global warming message to England, telling them in no uncertain terms that they must stop their reliance on coal-derived electricity. He dismisses 'clean coal' and even 'carbon caps' if coal plants continue to operate.
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September 25, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>Researchers in the UK are working to create a database of urban sounds -- both the good and the bad -- in an effort to help planners, designers, and architects create cities everyone wants to listen to.</p>
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November 23, 2005, 9am PST
The Alps comes to the desert in the form of the third largest indoor ski resort in the world. Ski Dubai becomes part of the Mall of the Emirates -- the largest shopping center outside of the U.S.
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November 7, 2005, 1pm PST
China has hired a British engineering firm to design and build several self-sustaining cities.
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July 18, 2004, 7am PDT
Challenged with easing choking levels of traffic congestion, Britain considers a nationwide highway toll system that could charge drivers as much as &#163;1.45 ($2.71 US) per mile.
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March 9, 2004, 6am PST
Transport problems will continue to strangle London's economy.
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December 6, 2003, 3pm PST
Its metropolitan area now includes almost 20 million people; some politicians welcome the influx, but there is a darker side to this manic growth.
The Observer
October 30, 2003, 8am PST
Deyan Sudjic laments the popularity of "icon" architecture such as the works for Frank Gehry and Santiago Calatrava but suggests that the style is about to fade away.
The Observer
October 25, 2003, 11am PDT
Complete highway standstills - over three hours in length - have British transportation officials scrambling to help.
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September 23, 2003, 8am PDT
An investigation reveals that the Bush White House has tried to underplay the seriousness of global warming by covering up research of its own scientists.
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