Cities

Climate & Energy

The SXSW kids are about to get schooled by the dean of environmental justice

Robert Bullard, who keynotes the eco-geek conference, says the war for climate justice will be won (or lost) in the South.

Politics

Examining Eric Holder’s environmental record at the Justice Department

The attorney general said it was a “personal mission” to ensure that everyone enjoyed the same environmental protections. He quickly learned how difficult that would be.

THIRST FOR JUSTICE

Apparently, water is a luxury in Detroit, not a right

A judge says Detroit can continue to cut off water to residents because the city "can't afford any revenue slippage."

For whom the road tolls

Could pay-to-play lanes solve urban gridlock?

A reader wonders if HOT lanes, open to carpoolers and people with money to burn, are an improvement on standard HOV lanes. Umbra gets him out of his jam.

If Robin Hood turned to real estate ...

Here’s one idea for taxing the rich and making housing more affordable

A newly proposed "pied-à-terre tax" in New York City would apply to luxury homes owned by people who don’t actually live in the city.

Cities

Cities are lapping countries on climate action

Mayors and municipal governments are doing a lot, and can do a lot more, even while national governments are pathetic laggards.

Climate & Energy

The U.N.’s climate message is as tall as a skyscraper, and it’s gorgeous

The United Nations doesn't want the world to forget about climate change. And it's making big, flashy statements about it.

ocean city

To make our cities green, we have to think blue

What does a "blue city" look like, anyway? For starters, take a look at Rotterdam and Wellington.

Climate & Energy

This giant wind farm would dwarf the Hoover Dam

The $8 billion complex would send electricity from Wyoming to the city of Los Angeles, making the Hoover Dam look like a middle school science project.

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