Cities

Climate & Energy

This doomed Alaskan village shows just how unprepared we are for climate change

Disappearing beaches, erosion, and buildings toppling into the sea are just a few problems citizens of Shishmaref, Alaska, are dealing with due to climate change.

Cities

American cities have bigger things to worry about than gentrification

Gentrification is an issue in only a handful of urban neighborhoods, according to a new report. The real problem is growing areas of "concentrated poverty."

Cities

Behold the nightmare Manhattan would become if everyone commuted by car

Without public transit, New York would have to build nearly 50 multi-lane bridges to accommodate its commuters. Yikes.

burnin' rubber

Michigan thinks burning tires counts as renewable energy

A Michigan bill aims to classify fuel made by burning tires and hazardous industrial waste as renewable energy, but environmentalists say that's setting a dangerous precedent.

Business & Technology

Why I’m breaking up with Uber

Uber, I loved you, but your disregard for women's safety is bringing me down.

Business & Technology

Now bike messengers will run lights to deliver your Amazon

Drones are out, cyclists are in for the company's latest strategy to undercut brick-and-mortar.

Living

Night-proof your bike by turning it into a giant reflector

Emily Thibodeau, of Boston-based Hub Powderworks, coats entire bike frames in a special type of newfangled, super reflective paint.

Climate & Energy

No one sucks on climate change like Australia, mate

Performance index released at Lima climate talks puts Denmark in the best-performing slot, followed by Sweden and Britain.

Living

These crazy maps show just how much ground roads cover

When you look at all the roads in your state, you can learn a lot about how we rewrite the land we live on.