A ruined view following a wildfire affects property values, but only because it's a painful reminder of risk, economists find.
Six years after Sandy hit New York killing 43 people and destroying numerous homes, waterfront development in the region continues with scant attention to cohesive storm-mitigation strategy.
Will Houston’s data-driven approach help it distribute recovery funds more fairly?
In light of even more dire news about our warming planet, leading thinkers tell us the one thing cities and states could do to cut emissions significantly—and fast.
Coastal erosion and flooding are threatening ancient cities from Tunisia to Italy.
Dutch engineers are renowned for their ability to keep cities dry. But their approach doesn’t necessarily translate to an American context.
Plugging in cars and trucks will be critical to averting climate catastrophe, according to the IPCC. How far has the U.S. come?
NOAA images reveal the storm’s brutal, but uneven, impact on the Florida Panhandle.
Average monthly highs above 86 degrees Fahrenheit increase the probability of mental-health issues, a new study finds.
In little more than a day, a Category 1 storm became a “worst-case scenario” Category 4.
We have good data about flood risks. The challenge is getting it to people when they need it, in a way that’s useful.
The French capital, under Mayor Anne Hidalgo, could be a model for how cities can mitigate and plan for climate change. But change has not come easily.
Even the largest, most advanced cities are vulnerable to the intensifying storms in the Pacific Ocean.
New research reveals how city size and density affect the transmission of the flu virus.
Heavy rains and flooding create ideal conditions for swarms. For public health officials, the focus is on curbing the potential for viruses to spread.
Even the world’s best system “is really not a technological solution to the problem of a near-field tsunami.”
It wafts and weaves through the struggling industrial city, disproportionately affecting its public school students.
For communities from Minnesota to Louisiana, the Mississippi is the source of increasing problem flooding, but it’s also the key to a clean water supply and a healthy economy.
Raccoons, rats, and pigeons have adapted to live in close proximity to humans. What if we tried to understand their world instead of writing them off as pests?
Eight places have long been vulnerable—and without them, we may not have the language, knowledge, and tools to fight environmental injustice in the age of climate change.
The African-American families embroiled in litigation against toxic animal-feeding operations join a long history of black communities fighting for the right to their health in the Carolinas.