Cities

Business & Technology

We could put utility-scale solar plants in our cities

Big solar projects don't have to be built in undeveloped areas, new research finds. We could fit them right into developed urban areas.

Cities

This ecologist wants to plant a “pop-up” forest in Times Square

Marielle Anzelone is trying to raise $25,000 on Kickstarter to fund "a crazy PR event for nature."

Climate & Energy

Vanuatu’s president blames climate change for Cyclone Pam

The president of the tiny island nation describes the Category 5 cyclone as "a monster that has hit Vanuatu."

BUS(TED)

2014 was a record year for transit, but that’s not as rad as it sounds

We'll give you an E for effort, America, but New York City gets most of the credit.

Climate & Energy

Climate change is baking Alaska

Alaska is the canary in the climate coal mine, and that bird is in trouble.

Cities

EPA chief Gina McCarthy pulls off a miracle in Newark

She not only just launched a cutting-edge pollution monitoring program, she also brought arch rivals Cory Booker and Ras Baraka together.

Triumph of the commons

These urban farmers want to feed the whole neighborhood — for free

The Beacon Food Forest plants the heirloom seeds of a real sharing economy.

hypocrisea

Seattle doesn’t want Shell’s stinkin’ Arctic drilling fleet

Residents of the notoriously green city are fighting the oil giant's plans to dock its Arctic drilling fleet at the local port.

Food

This rusty steelworks is about to become a kaleworks

A Newark factory will become a gigantic indoor farm in the latest large-scale effort to test the concept of vertical agriculture.

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