The 1970s saw a fascination with building utopias that could endure extreme climates. Thanks to global climate change, we need exactly that type of design thinking today.
As farming and tourism increase, human-elephant interactions are on the rise—often with fatal results for both people and animals.
Car use was up in 2014, but there's still plenty of evidence we've hit "peak car."
In a case on whether Texas must issue plates with the Confederate battle flag, the Supreme Court takes up a more fundamental free-speech question.
William Smith's kaleidoscopic 1815 geologic map of England was the bedrock of many modern land-based industries.
In an era of Uber and Lyft, this California city's rules for cabs make no sense.
What happens when the country's largest state runs low on water?
The woonerf, or "shared street," has made its way into U.S. cities.
New polling from Gallup tells a tale of growing tolerance.
With recent breakthroughs in insecticide treatment, the material now appears to be a viable alternative to timber.
Gloomy cities with tons of rain and clouds include Seattle, Portland, and Buffalo.
A sparsely populated Canadian territory is beating out big-city interactives with a public-engagement plan combining the best of high and low tech.
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It's not going to solve poverty, for instance. But that doesn't mean it's not worth doing.
An interactive data viz tracks how many rays Wellington actually receives.
Old federal maps and recent Census data combine to show how today's poverty rates align with racist 1930s mortgaging policies.
It's a loss to farmers and consumers alike.
There are many forces that promote healthier eating, but a zoning regulation against fast-food restaurants has not turned out to be one.
He thought Nashville was the roughest, but Willie plays all sorts of songs about place.