Cities

Climate & Energy

The world’s first zero-carbon city is a big failure

Don't move to Masdar, people -- there's not much there.

Cities

The untested limits — and wonderful naps — of self-driving cars

The new ruling that automated driving systems can legally be considered drivers will usher in all manner of newfangled quandaries on the road.

Climate & Energy

Your winters could be more rainy and less snowy thanks to climate change

Precipitation is increasingly likely to fall as rain rather than snow, according to new analysis.

Climate & Energy

Flint isn’t alone: America has a coast-to-coast toxic crisis

There's a grim broader history of lead poisoning in the United States.

Cities

New York mayor’s zoning plans: Green, but not so good for affordable housing

Bill de Blasio's proposal would encourage density and transit access, but it wouldn't create nearly enough new dwelling units.

Cities

Want some rich, exotic compost? Look to your local zoo

What happens in the zoo need not stay in the zoo.

Living

New series takes you to the fenceline communities of California’s oil refineries

Spotlight California talks directly with residents living with environmental racism — and has a little fun while doing it.

Cities

Pissed-off anti-gentrification activists smash and burn rich people’s cars

In Berlin, a gang of masked squatters has destroyed dozens of cars.

Living

Residents fight for economic and environmental justice in one Illinois town

It’s pretty much impossible to fight for clean air and water without tackling income equality.