Meet the black activist who derailed a big polluting project before ​graduating college

Destiny Watford is one of this year's Goldman Prize winners.

Climate & Energy

How much has drought screwed the West Coast?

The West is hot, bothered, and adapting.


What the subway adventures of Clinton and Sanders really show us

The question isn't whether they know how to use public transit -- it's whether they'd invest in it as president.

Climate & Energy

Atlantic coastline sinks as sea levels rise

No surprise that floods are getting worse.


This contest wants you to turn racist, classist city planning into a fun game

Robert Moses did some terrible things to New York City. These folks want to have a little fun with his life.

Waste Not, Want Not

How tracking poop could help build better communities

The U.S. Census is a slow, constipated process -- could public officials benefit from a quicker approach to counting heads?

Business & Technology

More than 100 years of car evolution could reveal where the industry is going next

In a new study, researchers treat car models as species that originate and die when their production cycles begin and end.


This book will help you see your surroundings in a whole new light

Let's work out a realistic relationship with the nature around us.

If You Build It, They Will Groan

Oil heir bringing Mormon-inspired sustainable city to rural Vermont

Could a sustainable city designed nearly 200 years ago change the world? One developer is scooping up land in the hopes of finding out.