Cities

Cities

Wake-up call from Baltimore: We can no longer ignore our inner cities

Watching the city blow up, we’re forced to recon with decades of racism and neglect. Now it’s time to get serious about solutions.

Climate & Energy

Can Obama fix Japan’s broken climate plan?

The Fukushima disaster screwed up Japan's climate strategy.

Cities

John Kerry knows cities hold the key to fighting climate change

As world leaders prepare for climate talks in Paris, the secretary of state says the real leadership is coming from the local level.

Cities

The EPA has a plan to protect vulnerable communities. Will it work?

The agency spent years cooking up its environmental justice master plan. Now it's time for action.

Food

California’s drought isn’t doomsday, but yes, it will change the state

The most nightmarish scenarios of California's dry future are unlikely to happen. Still, the state must use the crisis as a wakeup call to use water more smartly.

Living

Is climate change killing my California dream?

A reader wonders if Cali is going to dry up and blow away. Umbra sprinkles a little wisdom on the subject.

Politics

All Obama wants for Earth Day is a new power grid

OK, not really. He wants lots of other stuff too.

Cities

This trippy map shows all of NYC’s street trees

Check out the city's 592,130 street trees, representing 52 species, all at once.

Cities

Beijing’s air is now a little less toxic

A new study suggests China's tough new pollution standards might actually be working.