Why you should care about a dry winter in the mountains

Watch our video above to find out how water travels to tea kettles in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and Seattle.

This Beijing eatery is charging for clean air

Headed to Beijing? Bring your own fresh air.


Homeless Angelenos call the riverbank home. What will happen when El Niño hits?

Will climate change spell disaster for this vulnerable population?


Danish cyclists play God, use sensors to turn traffic lights green

And drivers don't seem to mind.

Business & Technology

In times of smog, some Beijing businesses get creative

To drum up business, one bar is offering a smog discount on beer.

Business & Technology

Better air-quality stats — using data science, sensors, and ladders

An open-source project in California is putting cheap air-quality test stations on school roofs and other locations.

Climate & Energy

Short film shows how climate change is swallowing Louisiana

This video reminds us that for some communities, climate change is already here.

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Soft drink tax war to bubble up in cities across the U.S.

Soda taxes are finally gaining traction. Next year, they might appear at the polling booth in a city near you.