Those cold snaps helped spawn an intense outbreak of pollen.
The Indian city is finding a path out of an urban trash crisis by bringing dignity to workers who once were ostracized.
There's never been a better time to be a consumer. But it's not such a happy story for the people behind the counters.
The people and ideas reshaping urban life
This week's Cosmos explained how plants produce clean energy, and how our inferior energy technologies produce climate change.
How did we come to work in spaces that make us so miserable?
The format is good for restaurants' bottom lines. And it's the way most chefs prefer to eat.
They eat at restaurants.
But there's no "srirachapocalypse" just yet.
Boston's summer-jobs program puts thousands of teens in professional environments, giving them mentors and experience.
The population of little canines has more than doubled since 1999.
Meanwhile, Blue America is centered in denser, more compact metros and cities.
At least among wealthy countries.
A handful of federal policies drive up the cost of building.
Where are people relocating from and where are they heading?
Since 1984, education spending has nearly doubled as a share of a richer family's budget. And rent has nearly doubled as a share of a poorer family's spending.
Desperate for cash and jobs, the city just sold off a chunk of waterfront land bigger than Central Park.
A mix of Sahara desert dust and industrial emissions from Europe has blanketed the city.
A strikingly easy-to-process tale of two cities.