Cities

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.

Living

3 disturbing facts prove sexual harassment is a big freaking deal

Researchers surveyed over 4,000 American women on their experience of sexual harassment in public spaces.

Politics

Ready to work for Hillary? Sign up here

A new group called Inclusv is trying to build a rainbow coalition for Clinton, and draw more people of color into political campaigns.

oh, shell no!

Could Seattle activists throw a wrench in Shell’s Arctic drilling plans?

Shell wants to use Seattle's port as a staging ground, but citizens and protestors are cooking up plans to block the oil giant's scheme.

Living

Grab your hats, East Coast — the worms are back

The cankerworm invasion continues -- and it's especially bad in cities.