The city is planning a major green makeover to combat the heat island and create a more welcoming place for humans and animals alike.
A Long Island university’s efforts to reach Mandarin-speaking workers hit on the value of social resilience.
This new online resource showcases how communities across the country have successfully mitigated the effects of extreme weather by relying on green infrastructure.
Community events and a little friendly competition simplify the enormous task of slashing ecological footprints.
Researchers are digging into heaps of discarded food to uncover clues about why we throw so much of it away—and how cities can cut the waste.
In the country’s fastest-warming urban heat island, places of worship are banding together to cool down.
In the Rust Belt, vacant urban land could be reused to help shield residents from the effects of a warming world.
Thanks to a $4 billion federal fix, MTA is testing out space-age flood barriers and “tunnel plugs.”
Short answer: very.
The “supercharged” honeysuckle called the Green Junkie could be a part of the Dutch city’s scheme to rid its air of carbon emissions.
A handful of local governments are encouraging meat cutbacks to curb climate change.
Personal cars get most of the attention, but trucks and buses are long overdue for an efficiency upgrade.
The Bay Area city hopes that strengthening neighborhood bonds will help the community bounce back from a disaster.
A study finds huge disparities in how global megacities are investing in order to adapt.
Local leaders will guide policy change until the international agreement goes into effect in 2020.
It wasn’t long ago that urban life was seen as antithetical to nature.
The Spanish capital wants to impose some pretty drastic measures when air quality is especially bad.
L.A.’s popular open-streets day reduces air pollution, even beyond the dedicated route.