A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.
Such an extreme warming spell has never occurred in nearly 140 years of observations.
Heat-index values are likely to top 110 degrees this week in parts of the country.
Iran’s Lake Urmia has undergone an unpleasant shift in color.
Grime wafting across the ocean from the Sahara is predicted to reach Houston today.
The unusual frenzy of whales bursting from the waves lasted at least 45 minutes.
The view from 1 million miles away from Earth can be fairly nice.
Currents of garbage, probably from the Chinese mainland, are befouling beaches and clogging propellers.
How mayors and local leaders plan to implement change and meet global goals at the city level.
Every state in the U.S. has endured above-average heat this year.
Never have deadly storms and scorching temperatures looked so lovely.
As deadly wildfires blaze, experts are calling on the state to emulate the South’s long tradition of prescribed burning.
Their fecundity might be due to a developing La Niña.
Crunching the historic numbers shows Florida and New England like it moist.
Light pollution makes trees bud at least a week before normal, say researchers.
The bugs were so voluminous they formed a carpet 6 inches deep.
A crew of “River Warriors” patrol the waterway, pulling out trash and working with residents to dispose of waste properly.
A satellite 200 miles above the ISS spied it flying over India.
Simply growing up in cities can have a detrimental effect, say researchers.