Svati Kirsten Narula

Svati Kirsten Narula is a reporter for Quartz.

An Entire Town in Italy Has Banned Wood-Fired Pizza

Wood-burning ovens and stoves have been blamed for San Vitaliano’s worsening smog problem.

Hurricane Patricia and Texas

Residents are bracing for the kind of disaster that was supposed to unfold in Mexico.

Paris's 'Day Without Cars'

The radical experiment to cut smog appears to have worked.

Why Are Tons of Ripe Produce Being Dumped Into Arizona Landfills?

It's a loss to farmers and consumers alike.

Beyond Farmers Markets: The Future of Local Food in America

As farmers markets fall from grace, tech-friendly food distributors are stepping in to meet the demand for locally-sourced products.

Which U.S. Cities Are Banning Sledding?

It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt and sues, so some cities are nixing sleds on public land.

Why U.S. Egg Prices Have Nearly Doubled Since September

It seems that 2015 will be the year the U.S. egg industry gets scrambled.

How the Craft Beer Revolution Made Cans Cool Again

Aficionados love cans because they better protect beer from light and oxygen—two of a brew’s greatest enemies.

You Should Spend Money on Experiences, Not Things

Anticipation of a new experience is the best part, new data shows.

The 5 U.S. Counties Where Racial Diversity Is Highest—and Lowest

Why are Alaska's Aleutian Islands so ethnically mixed? And other questions from a new map of U.S. populations.

The Year Climate Change Closed Everest

As the world heats up, the Himalayas are becoming more volatile.

Meet New York's Newly Famous Public Library Crusader

Matthew Zadrozny shared his concerns about the NYPL's renovation with the Humans of New York blog. The post quickly went viral.

Bloomberg's New Plan: Save the Ocean, Feed the World

The former mayor has invested $53 million to end over-fishing. But reviving the seas could take a multi-billion-dollar effort.

The Many Small Ways Americans Are Adapting to Climate Change

People are planting more trees, thinking carefully about coastal development, and anticipating the future of California's wineries.

What's Worse Than an Oil Spill? A Molasses Spill

There is no way to clean it up.