A new mapping project shows how segregation is a matter of whether you have close access to a grocery store, hospital, bank, or park—amenities that influence your quality of life.
In cities around the United States, old-growth forests have survived against the odds. But preserving them is not as simple as roping them off from the public.
As St. George, Utah grows, it will have to cut down on its high water consumption or pay handsomely for it—or both.
Rare books, records, and other printed materials in thousands of U.S. archives face elevated risks from natural disasters or changing temperatures.
The city is launching a study to explore the possibility of going fully fare-free.
Data from 500,000 smartphones reveals exactly where the island’s residents went after the storm, and when they came back.
As the ground shifts beneath their feet, officials in Canada’s Nunavut turn to creative engineering to save scarce homes—and plan for a future built on bedrock.
The industry accounts for about 8 percent of global climate emissions, and that number is expected to rise.
For generations, oil refineries brought jobs—and pollution—to the residents of Wilmington. Can a new generation of youthful activists make it a healthier place to grow up?
Volcanic eruptions like this can have a long-term—and sometimes permanent—impact on the communities that live there.
People are starting to move into Babcock Ranch, an ambitious development in Florida more than a decade in the making. With a solar field and self-driving shuttles, it’s a suburb that its creators hope will be revolutionary.
Oslo is still planning to go car-free by 2019, thanks to an ambitious network of bike lanes. But old habits do die hard.
The city has made strides in clearing up its notorious smog, but progress has stalled in recent years.
Carbon offsets and bike-sharing services are great. But the ride-hailing industry still hasn’t confronted the heart of the problem it has created.
Trees’ benefits come out to a median value of $967,000 per square kilometer of tree cover, researchers estimate.
The Seasteading Institute wants to construct a network of ocean structures to liberate humanity from state control (and taxes).
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.