The health dangers of urban heat islands are sneaky and pernicious—and researchers are trying to crack the code.
In response to rising tides, the city will give its river some much-needed space to breathe.
Instead of deploying urban sensors as instruments of surveillance for technocrats, what if vulnerable communities controlled the gear—and the data?
An award-winning visualization uses satellite imagery to reveal the ravages of development, fire, insects, and clear-cut logging.
No, not metaphorically. We’re talking about sending fleets of bicycles with air filtration equipment into the streets to remove nasty airborne particles.
The city is planning a major green makeover to combat the heat island and create a more welcoming place for humans and animals alike.
As traffic on land stalls, the sea beckons.
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.
Mayor Stephen Benjamin hopes to convert Columbia, South Carolina, to 100-percent clean energy.
The freaky forests are an artistic cry against global deforestation.
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.
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.
A British photojournalist is training his camera on the sites of the South’s ugliest open secret.
A morning roundup of the day’s news.
Future fliers can expect more brushes with turbulence strong enough to hurl unbuckled people around the cabin, according to new research.
A public art piece sponsored by Greenpeace addresses the fact that by 2050 plastics will clog the guts of virtually all seabirds.
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.
It’s never too late for #sneckdown season.
These giant glass eggs would bring warmth, greenery, and a place to hang out when other public spaces are dark, cold, and empty.
Meet the group devoted to abolishing capitalism, and also making streets super smooth.