L.A. just called. It says go find another dystopia.

Los Angeles has a new master plan that sets ambitious goals for a more sustainable urban future -- and puts the kibosh on grassy lawns.

Business & Technology

These new ride-sharing apps actually involve sharing rides

And they could help you get a date.


In Chicago, parks are on the upswing

From grand old parks designed by the masters to tiny pocket parks in the barrio, the Windy City is going green.


This roadkill map says a lot about California’s drought

A UC Davis researcher, working with citizen scientists, has been tracking flattened animals. Here's what they've learned.


Here’s what it’s like to ride San Francisco’s $6 private bus

Leap has only one route, wood paneling, and iced coffee for $5. It might also make you queasy. Is this the future of commuting?

Climate & Energy

Fracking is causing Oklahoma’s earthquake “swarm”

But state agencies are ignoring the evidence, and it could cost them.


Jerry Brown tells climate deniers to wake up and smell the drought

"With the weather that's happening in California, climate change is not a hoax. We're dealing with it, and it's damn serious," said the state's governor.

Climate & Energy

7 things to know about California’s drought

Everything you ever wanted to know about California's devastating drought but were too afraid to ask.

share the power

This affordable housing complex has a solar farm on its roof

A community solar project in Seattle is powering the real sharing economy.

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