Urban America is haunted by the toxic legacy of long-vanished industries.
On the first anniversary of the Mexico City earthquake, an investigation explores how engineers, builders, and politicians failed to follow building codes—with deadly results.
A smattering of Republican mayors attended the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco last week: “We have to move away from fossil fuels,” said one.
Rainfall and flooding in the Carolinas reveals highways that aren’t built for increasingly intense storms.
Thousands of acres throughout the flooded Carolinas are heir’s property, a form of land ownership that leaves residents vulnerable to speculators.
David Hanson’s work from the 1980s shows industrial damage to the American landscape that may never heal.
The Union of Concerned Scientists has questioned whether two plants, in North Carolina and Virginia, are ready for a megastorm.
Need a lift? Hit the hurricane ride board.
Robust social networks and high levels of trust help people survive, and then bounce back after a crisis.
Last month, 19 cities signed a declaration to make all new buildings carbon neutral by 2030. So what happens next?
The path of the powerful storm is only one way to understand the scope of its likely burden.
Cities that fail to make issues of equity and empowerment central to climate-action initiatives are not living up to the values of the movement, says a former mayor of Portland, Oregon.
Widespread poverty, lack of transportation resources, and poor internet service could complicate emergency response in a region still reeling from Hurricane Matthew in 2016.
The bill signed by Governor Jerry Brown makes California the second state, after Hawaii, to make the pledge.
Preceding this week’s Global Climate Action Summit, thousands rallied for the environment in cities around the world.
People in the booming beer industry in Colorado worry about predicted water shortages and threats to the high quality of Rocky Mountain water.
Kerala's busiest airport reopened this week, but the conditions that led to the deadly and destructive floods in the southern Indian state remain.
Austin, Texas, and King County, Washington, are testing carbon credits for planting and protecting urban trees.
After the destruction of Hurricane Irma, the Florida Keys Community Land Trust started building affordable cottages that can withstand the next storm.
On August 25, the anniversary of Hurricane Harvey’s landfall, Harris County will vote on a $2.5 billion flood-control bond package that one disaster expert calls “a first step.”