Wicked smart

Boston is cooking up a plan to survive sea-level rise

The mayor wants to make sure the city stays above water even as climate change gets more serious.


Protests over Texas high-speed rail take a turn for the ridiculous

Texans don’t want your newfangled trains, Japan.

smog-eat-smog world

California smog is getting worse again, but because of climate change, not cars

It's the return of smog city, as southern California gets hit by the worst pollution in years.


Brilliant photographer captures daily life during the Flint water crisis

A short film by Latoya Ruby Frazier shows that surviving is harder when your water is poisoned.

down by the backwater

Here’s how life looks on Louisiana’s forgotten coastline

Eerie photos show communities that got left behind.

I've Made A Huge Mistake

Flint’s lead-poisoned water cost the city nearly 100 times as much as it was supposed to save

The disastrous switch from Lake Huron to the Flint River as the city's water source will cost it nearly $460 million.

Urban myths

Trump’s economic plan won’t save Detroit or any other struggling cities

Huge tax cuts for the rich would not spur growth in manufacturing jobs.

Game of groans

6 ways the Rio Olympics are failing on sustainability

From waters teeming with pathogens to transportation troubles, the Rio Olympics are looking like a hot mess.

Training Pays Off

Does anything good come out of the Olympics?

The Olympics bring their host cities new stadiums, trains, and glistening abs — but which of those benefit them in the long run?