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The Take

Cutting commentary from those who know the most.

cities

Trouble in fracking paradise

Oil prices are still in triple digits but Big Oil is taking losses and the fracking boom is cooling down. That can only mean one thing: prices are going higher.

architecture

When architects design death chambers

Should architects boycott prison design projects or advocate, instead, for cost-effective, well-designed and humane correctional facilities?

education

Peak oil isn't dead; it just smells that way

Energy analyst Chris Nelder fires back at the latest fact-free commentary on peak oil.