Rising temperatures caused by climate change will be especially dangerous for people who live exposed to the elements.
In the Indian city of Madurai, a volunteer group deals humanely with emergencies of the reptile kind.
The hardest thing about living in an eco-friendly master-planned utopia? Meeting your neighbors.
A new study finds that at the high end of predicted sea-level rise, many thousands of homes in the U.S. could flood 26 times a year.
Some people see water cremation as a greener—and gentler—way to treat bodies after death, but only 15 states allow it for human remains.
Colombia’s capital depends on a unique ecosystem called páramos for its water supply. Environmental advocates warn that the páramos are now threatened by climate change and other factors.
As the sport’s popularity wanes, vast amounts of underutilized land will open up. Can it be developed?
Non-native animals and plants often arrive in cities by happenstance and carve out ecological niches for themselves. But if cities were more deliberate about biodiversity, they’d take in well-suited species that are struggling elsewhere.
Spending time by yourself in nature is good for mental health, and can make you a better leader.
Twenty years ago, the U.S. Green Building Council piloted its LEED certification, which has reshaped architecture and real estate. But how much does it dent buildings’ energy use?
It’s time to crack down on single-use plastic drinking utensils, the world’s most disposable product.
In San Juan, an improvised memorial has become the focal point for grief and anger after the publication of a new, much higher estimated death count.
City and state coalitions just announced they’ll be setting their own climate goals.
In just a few hours on Sunday afternoon, the residents of Ellicott City, Maryland, became climate refugees. Here’s what that feels like.
Toni Griffin, one of the leading black women in architecture and design, is leading her students at Harvard in envisioning and designing the "just city." And it looks different in Boston than it does in Rotterdam.
FEMA and the Red Cross talk a good game, but the disability community is skeptical.
Grassroots environmental activism is on the rise in the capital of post-Soviet Georgia.
Floods like the one that devastated Ellicott City on Sunday are not “natural” disasters outside our control—we can reduce the impacts and risks if we resolve to.
The diesel-sucking dinosaurs from your childhood are due for an update.
Something must be done as car sales increase and cities grow. A new study envisions a plan for Mexico City, Bogotá, and Santiago, but says improving public transport is essential.
On the coastlines of America, many home buyers are ignoring the new realities of storms and floods—and, in too many cases, the government isn't helping.