Cities

off the rails

Explosive oil trains are feeling some serious heat this week

Protestors across the U.S. are trying to take down this deadly public health threat.

Living

New York City hopes a 10-foot wall can save it from rising seas

Now New York really is New Amsterdam.

Walk It Out

The key to fighting climate change and mortality? Walkable cities

Watch how to make your city better for humans — not cars -- to get around.

News

After 71 million trips, bike shares see their first fatality

And it likely could have been prevented with some pretty basic infrastructure.

a la mode

In Paris, bicycle highways are trés chic

The city plans to reduce pollution with fast-track bike lanes.

The coal shebang

Oakland says no thanks to coal exports

The city council unanimously voted to stymie a proposal to ship out 10 million tons of a coal a year.

The city that overheats

Heat waves could bring lots more deaths to NYC

But if the city takes some smart steps, it could save many lives.

Leave no Stonewall unturned

Obama creates national monument at iconic NYC gay bar

The Stonewall Inn, site of trailblazing LGBTQ protests, is now the newest addition to the national park system.

Business & Technology

Trader Joe’s: Looks adorable, passes gas like a climate villain

The EPA just dinged the chain for its criminally leaky refrigerators.