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Climate Change in the Southeastern U.S. Could Mean Endless Severe Thunderstorms

Places like Atlanta could see a 100 percent increase in the number of days with damaging winds, hail, and tornadoes.

Your Wine Habit Is Threatening Endangered Pandas

Climate change is forcing a showdown between vineyards and sensitive habitats.

Digging Out From Mumbai's Massive Building Collapse

At least 72 people were killed.

Why It's Problematic That Rural Kenyans Bring Their Cows With Them to Cities

One of the stranger aspects of Africa's rapid urbanization is the influx of livestock in new, unplanned towns -- and the diseases they bring with them.

New Orleans: America's Next Great Innovation Hub?

New Orleans was once a great city to get away from business. How it became a great place to start one.

After the School Closings, the Real Estate Mess

As school districts downsize, they leave behind shuttered buildings. Finding new uses for them can be difficult, to say the least.

Should We Be Zoning With Crime in Mind?

If residential areas are safer than commercial ones, it would seem so.

How to Protect an Urban River From Pollution

A million people live in the Raritan River watershed, so any environmental action requires an impressive level of regional cooperation.

America's Most Post-Industrial Metros

The cities that lead America's transition from a goods-producing to service economy.

Grotesquely Polluted Landscapes ... or Beautiful Art?

Photographer David Maisel has a knack for capturing the beauty and the horror of contaminated mines and toxic lakes.

The Completely Puzzling Relationship Between City Population and Parks

Why do some cities – and neighborhoods – have so much more "urban nature" than others?

Symbols Worth Saving: The Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.

Lost Treasure of the Day: Edmonton's Streetcar Bookmobile

How good things once were!

A 'Pedal-Powered Popemobile' for Pope Francis

There's "no excuse for the big man to always roll in an SUV," says the inventor of this eco-friendly holy tricycle.

At Least We Have a LEGO Version of the Berlin Airport

A scale model of the troubled airport project was completed before the original.

Could Earth's Population Peak in 2050?

Spanish researchers are making the case that the world will in fact be less crowded in 2100 than it is now.

6 Hyper Exotic Urban Gardens

A surprisingly large number involve cars.

The Painfully Obvious Punishment We Should Impose on Cops Who Shoot Innocent People

Take away their guns. Forever.

Lessons From Silicon Valley's 'Downtown'

A new report from SPUR traces the decline of downtown San Jose.