Cities

Wet prince of bel air

Who pumped millions of gallons of water during California’s drought?

Extensive research reveals the water hogs of Bel Air.

It takes poo to tango

A new car from Toyota runs on a very renewable resource: human waste.

The Toyota Mirai is powered by hydrogen fuel, which can be made from poop.

out of my dreams, into my car

We are the bosses of self-driving cars, say the feds.

The feds attempt to bring some order to the mess of rules around self-driving cars.

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coast guard

Living shorelines: How nature can help us beat back rising seas

Watch and learn how natural structures can defend our coasts.

From Hot Wheels to No Wheels

A decade from now, nobody will own their own car.

Private car ownership is going the way of the dodo, says a manifesto published by Lyft co-founder John Zimmer. Instead, you'll subscribe to your ride.

In That Case, Gimme A Cig

Without the Clean Air Act, U.S. cities wouldn’t be much to look at.

A new report helps us visualize just how smoggy American cities would be without air pollution regulation.

Good energy

Who wins from L.A.’s bid to go 100 percent renewable? The kids.

L.A. City Council pushes the city to go all renewable.

Wet behind the piers

Should New York City abandon its waterfront?

Much of NYC will be under water in 100 years -- but that doesn’t necessarily mean we should make a hasty retreat from the coastlines.