Cities

6 crucial EPA programs on Trump’s chopping block

The administration has big plans to slash environmental protections.

America’s hidden water affordability crisis

Nearly 14 million households struggle to pay for water, and that number is rising.

Before the EPA, our cities looked like this

The agency protects much more than rural ponds and spotted owls.

Sic transit gloria

Transit ridership is slipping in some big cities.

Why the heck are fewer people taking transit?

The Atlantis Seaboard

Maybe this is the century that America erects giant Atlantic seawalls.

Boston is considering a wall to keep out the rising sea.

exhausted

Nearly 8,000 U.S. public schools are plagued by toxic air

Across the country, kids attend schools so close to busy roads that traffic exhaust poses a health risk.

flint lives matter

Racism was a big factor in the Flint water crisis, a new report explains.

The Commission finds black residents of Flint have been failed at every level not just in the present, but for decades.

Pipe dream

Elon Musk has started digging a tunnel under Los Angeles.

The founder of Tesla and SpaceX thinks he can cure Los Angeles of traffic congestion.

Erode goes ever on and on

Rising seas aren’t the only threat to coastlines

Erosion will make the West Coast even more vulnerable as bigger storms batter shores.