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Architecture

Shipping container buildings may be cool — but they're not always green

Shipping containers may seem like a sustainable construction material, but are they actually eco-friendly? Many people don't want a heavily-used container — and the energy bills are through the roof.

Politics

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Shipping container buildings may be cool — but they're not always green

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Maribel Martinez shops the produce section at King Sooper's in Boulder, Colo., the day after picking up her Fruit & Veg coupons. Selena Simmons-Duffin/NPR hide caption

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To get fresh vegetables to people who need them, one city puts its soda tax to work

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Members of AmeriCorps, a federal volunteerism agency, gather at Herzl Elementary School on Chicago's West Side for a beautification project. It was postponed because of inclement weather. Esther Yoon-Ji Kang/WEBZ hide caption

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National

Service helps on MLK Day, but some say it's not enough

3 min

Service helps on MLK Day, but some say it's not enough

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