What’s the greenest megacity? Hint: Not NYC

A look at megacity "metabolism" reveals how many resources these urban hubs devour and which ones could use a diet.


In Baltimore and Cleveland, a unique approach to reviving the inner city

These cities are building businesses around "anchor institutions" like hospitals and universities -- and providing much-needed jobs for local residents.


This activist is bringing Kentucky’s hot food scene to a tray near you

Sarah Fritschner is leading a farm-to-cafeteria movement in Kentucky.


Mopey English singer Morrissey picks a fight with Al Gore

The former Smiths frontman wrote an open letter to the former veep demanding that Live Earth go vegan.

An inclusive climate movement starts to rise in the Southeast

The South is heavily hit by climate change and dirty energy, but activists are fighting back and keeping the focus on justice and equity.

Climate & Energy

Break-up of the century: U.S. emissions and economic growth are really, finally separating

As the U.S. embraces energy efficiency and renewables, economic growth is now rising much faster than greenhouse gas emissions.


The most (and least) polluted cities in America

The American Lung Association ranked cities according to their air pollution. Here’s the good news, and the bad.


Watch this Kansas farm beat the market with the honor system (and a llama)

JaKo Farm avoids the farmers market by selling their products through an on-farm store -- and it's paying off.