A wolf in an outdoor enclosure at a game park in Gross-Schoenebeck, north of Berlin.

The People Who Pretend to Be Wolves

As once-vanished wolves return to Europe and move into urban areas, humans are trying to empathize with the creatures through nighttime “wolf safaris.”

Resilience Trutherism, Explained

There is a movement of people who believe that “climate resilience” is a Trojan horse for a global takeover of cities via weather manipulation, and a D.C. city council member may subscribe to that idea.

A woman walking outside in Minneapolis in January 2014.

Climate Change Will Not Make Us Nicer

A recent study found that people who grow up in places with mild weather are more agreeable and outgoing. What does that mean in a world of climate extremes?

A man wades across State Street in Boston, flooded by water from Boston Harbor.

Nor'easters Expose Climate Weak Spots in Boston

Boston has been planning for climate change, but plans couldn’t buffer it from this winter’s fierce storms.

The San Francisco Bay, with Alcatraz Island in the foreground

Rising Sea Levels and Sinking Ground Pose a Double Threat to the Bay Area

New research suggests more of the San Francisco area than previously thought could be underwater by 2100.

A flock of birds flies past the Gateway Arch.

The Gateway Arch, a Global Icon, Reconnects to St. Louis

St. Louis’ Gateway Arch once stood in splendid isolation. A new $380-million renovation of its grounds brings it closer to downtown.

A burned-out tree in Los Angeles' Elysian Park

L.A. Bets That Equity Is the Path to Resilience

Los Angeles struggles with inequality and the threat of natural disasters turbocharged by climate change. Its new resilience plan seeks to address both issues at once.

People line up to collect water from a spring in the Newlands suburb of Cape Town.

Cape Town May Not Run Out of Water

The city’s severe water restrictions may allow taps to stay on through the end of the year.

A house partly submerged by flood waters from Tropical Storm Harvey in Rose City, Texas

New Report Says FEMA Badly Underestimates Flood Risk

41 million Americans—not 13 million—are at risk of experiencing a 100-year flood, according to the study.

Brussels Makes an Extreme Plan to Fight Pollution Emergencies

When the air gets bad, transit would be free. When it gets worse, the city would effectively grind to a halt.

Trump's EPA Concludes Environmental Racism Is Real

A new report from the Environmental Protection Agency finds that people of color are much more likely to live near polluters and breathe polluted air—even as the agency seeks to roll back regulations on pollution.

Carlos Rodríguez, an evacuee from Puerto Rico, and Edna López, a family advocate, at Lancaster's San Juan Bautista Catholic church.

The Hurricane Refugees of Amish Country

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is taking in hundreds of evacuees from Puerto Rico. For many, the transition has been a challenge.

Eleanor Nuechterlein, 16, hold hands with her mother as they participate in a "die-in" during a protest in favor of gun control reform in front of the White House, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018.

'We Can't Afford to Be Naive'

Meet two teen gun reformers who are done waiting for politicians to address school shootings.

The Wakanda Reader

Everything you wanted to know about Wakanda and urbanism, but were afraid to ask.

Court Says Paris's Car Ban Is Illegal

The city vows to fight for its plans to pedestrianize a major thoroughfare along the river Seine.

The G2 parcel at Taylor Yard in the City of Los Angeles

Can the L.A. River Avoid 'Green Gentrification'?

As the city rediscovers the river, the future of communities along its path hangs in the balance.

Wakanda: The Chocolatest City

The new Marvel superhero movie Black Panther shows the benefits and the risks associated with sustaining and protecting a majority-black community.  

World map showing the 400-plus large cities that sit in biodiversity hotspots

Mapping the 'Conflict Zones' Between Sprawl and Biodiversity

If cities keep growing as they do now, nearly 400 of them will sprawl into the habitats of endangered species by 2030.

A man waters plants in a rooftop garden on top of Le Bon Marché department store in Paris.

Big Data Suggests Big Potential for Urban Farming

A global analysis finds that urban agriculture could yield up to 10 percent of many food crops, plus a host of positive side benefits.

A sign warns residents of water restrictions in Cape Town, South Africa, in October.

Cape Town Residents Adjust to a Water Diet

From showering in buckets to special pee spray, here’s how they’re coping with water restrictions.

A woman walks with her greyhound dogs along a path in the Durand forest near the French border.

Paris Plans a Suburban Forest Five Times the Size of Central Park

A green lung in the city’s northeastern suburbs.