Cities

Climate & Energy

Care about global climate change? Then fight local air pollution

The dirty fuels that cause particulate pollution are the same dirty fuels that cause global warming -- another great reason to crack down on them.

Climate & Energy

What a 20-year biomass battle tells us about environmental justice policy

A recent news story held up a wood-burning power plant as the poster child for the EPA's civil rights failures. But the issue is not black and white.

Let’s take it back to the old school

Tiny apartments: The new trend that’s not actually new

Decades ago, lots of Americans lived in rooming houses and residential hotels. Today's micro-pods are just resurrecting a good old idea.

Living

19 badass Little Free Libraries spotted by our readers

Tiny libraries made from bicycle parts, painted in Hufflepuff colors, and crafted with stained glass? Knowledge can be dangerous and adorable.

Climate & Energy

Balmy or blizzards? U.S. coasts are experiencing opposite winters

The recent bout of winter weather has painted the middle of the country and the East Coast in white, while the West has been downright hot.

Living

Meet the latest threat to your community: Miniature libraries

Little Free Libraries are threatened by a movement to block their construction.

Cities

6 reasons why cargo bikes are the next big thing

The cargo bike revolution is coming! We’d better get ready.

Ya burnt!

Baltimore youth get another big win in fight against incinerator

A Baltimore County committee voted to end its contract with the company planning to build a waste-to-energy facility.

Cities

Gentrification might be real, but it’s the least of Chicago’s worries

For Chicago's depressed black neighborhoods, yuppie invasions are more manageable than chronic problems of inequality and ineffective policy.

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