By comparing buildings to water molecules, researchers found that the form of a city can intensify the urban heat island effect.
A new app can tell you (and it’s not pretty).
A company that makes packaging out of plant fibers hopes to address two problems at once: air pollution from the burning of crop stubble, and landfills and waterways clogged with plastic.
An exhibit invites the public to experience the air from five cities around the world.
But will its alerts come in enough time to make a difference?
From group oyster-shell bagging to a naked bike ride, some Earth Day events are more colorful than the standard festivals and tree plantings.
Almost seven months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is experiencing a complete power outage. The island’s electricity provider said it will take from 24 to 36 hours to bring power back across the U.S. territory.
Scientists accidentally created an enzyme that can break down plastic. But is it any better than recycling?
In the dense favelas of Rio de Janeiro, residents are turning scarce empty space into community gardens.
A study of decades-old German green roofs found that they don’t support a wide range of animal and plant life. But researchers and designers are trying to change that.
Houston can plan for the long term, or it can fight the sky. So far, the city seems to be choosing the second option.
In 2012, Little Village’s Hispanic residents helped shut down a coal plant. Now, a redevelopment company plans to build a distribution center—and a lot of truck traffic—into the neighborhood.
A city known for precipitation may be unprepared for the flooding that climate change has in store.
Finally, construction is finishing on the delayed barrier to protect the city from high tides. But how well will it actually work?
The Tobacco Atlas shows how even non-smokers feel the public health impacts of the industry.
Hi-res images taken from orbit can more accurately track damage from extreme weather events.
And it was already enormous.
Urban-poultry laws need to be stricter about public health and animal welfare, according to one expert.
Some eco-minded groups that traditionally focus on rural conservation are turning their attention to urban areas, in an effort to combat inequality and sprawl.
The evidence is mounting that climate-related droughts, floods, and other events lead to political instability and human conflict. Some cities are especially vulnerable to the “threat multiplier” of climate change.