Cities

fresh beats

Stop what you’re doing and watch kids rap about growing food.

This viral video has a vital message.

toxic lake

How the sugar industry killed Florida’s beaches.

The Weather Channel shows just how bad Florida's green sludge problem could get -- and who is to blame.

A drink and a nod

Why is EPA chief Gina McCarthy speaking at a conference full of private water company execs?

Private water firms have screwed over cities and citizens around the world, including Flint, Michigan.

Good Things

The mannequin challenge may be in its twilight, but public transit has our hearts forever.

Atlanta's metro authority filmed a mannequin challenge. It's delightful.

Stuck in the Middle

The NYC traffic guru who coined the term “gridlock” has a plan to fix it

By focusing on neighborhood needs, Sam Schwartz’s MOVE NY could succeed where other NYC traffic-reduction and transit-funding efforts have failed.

solid red

It’s not just D.C.: Republicans dominated elections at the state level this year, too.

State politics matter, too. Now more than ever.

stranger than fiction

Ben Carson may soon oversee the country’s affordable housing. Yes, that Ben Carson.

The retired surgeon could be our next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

flint water crisis

Flint still doesn’t have safe drinking water.

Mayor Karen Weaver has extended the city's state of emergency.

COP22

The future of U.S. climate action doesn’t look great, but cities around the world are stepping up.

The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy will make sure cities are picking up our climate action slack moving forward.