Weather

Sam Hooper

Watch the Pacific Northwest Change Before Your Eyes

An award-winning visualization uses satellite imagery to reveal the ravages of development, fire, insects, and clear-cut logging.

Studio Roosegaarde

What If Bikes Ate Smog?

No, not metaphorically. We’re talking about sending fleets of bicycles with air filtration equipment into the streets to remove nasty airborne particles.

CityFixer
Ajuntament de Barcelona

Built-Out Barcelona Makes Space for an Urban Forest

The city is planning a major green makeover to combat the heat island and create a more welcoming place for humans and animals alike.

Mike Segar/Reuters

Forget Flying Cars: We Need Floating Ones

As traffic on land stalls, the sea beckons.

Amelia Bates/Grist

How Trump Could Spend $1 Trillion to Fix America

As the White House prepares a massive infrastructure plan, experts weigh in on how they would spend that money to repair the country’s decrepit transportation and water systems.

Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

When a Red State Mayor Goes Green

Mayor Stephen Benjamin hopes to convert Columbia, South Carolina, to 100-percent clean energy.

David Brown Photography

Denver's Trees Just Turned Blue

The freaky forests are an artistic cry against global deforestation.

Marco Bello/Reuters

A Filthy River Lands in the Spotlight in Venezuelan Protests

In Caracas, the Guaire River is synonymous with excrement and garbage. That has given President Nicolás Maduro a handy metaphor for recent anti-government demonstrations.

Chris Helgren/Reuters

Bipartisan Support of Public Goods Made America Great

It’s time for the U.S. to stop turning its back on the efforts that gave us public schools, transportation networks, and national parks.

Photos
Oliver Clasper

Focusing on the Hidden Horror of American Lynchings

A British photojournalist is training his camera on the sites of the South’s ugliest open secret.

Lab Report
Yuri Gripas/Reuters

Lab Report: Is Trump Warming to the Paris Climate Deal?

A morning roundup of the day’s news.

Kyodo/Reuters

Climate Change Might Worsen Nauseating Airplane Turbulence

Future fliers can expect more brushes with turbulence strong enough to hurl unbuckled people around the cabin, according to new research.

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David Mirzoeff/Greenpeace

In London, a Grim Warning About Ocean Plastics

A public art piece sponsored by Greenpeace addresses the fact that by 2050 plastics will clog the guts of virtually all seabirds.

Reuters

Tackling Rising Waters in Atlantic City and Miami Beach

Sea level rise is making floods more common and as the New Jersey resort braces for the next Sandy, the well-heeled Florida city is throwing money at the problem.

STREETFILMS

Want Safer Streets? Take Design Cues From the Snow

It’s never too late for #sneckdown season.

Utopia Arkitekter

An 'Indoor Park' to Battle Stockholm's Brutal Winters

These giant glass eggs would bring warmth, greenery, and a place to hang out when other public spaces are dark, cold, and empty.

Portland Anarchist Road Care

Portland Anarchists Want to Fix Your Street's Potholes

Meet the group devoted to abolishing capitalism, and also making streets super smooth.

Michael Dwyer/AP

To Fight Snow Storms, Bring Out the Big Data

Cities like Boston aren’t just rolling out the heavy-duty plow trucks. Analytic tools are helping them to make snow removal a smarter and more efficient process.

Mark Lennihan/AP

Ride-Hailing Makes Any Snow Crisis Worse

Uber, Lyft, and delivery-on-demand apps put unnecessary drivers on the road during winter weather—and we all end up paying for it.