Cities

Cities

Here’s why the Freedom Tower isn’t the greenest building in America after all

Under pressure to get a publishing giant into the iconic tower, the site's developers may have sacrificed a core part of its green plans.

Climate & Energy

Sea swallows the last house in doomed Virginia beach town

In the 1950s, developers pitched Cedar Island, Va., as the next great East Coast beach resort. That dream is now completely gone.

MISSISSIPPI MOJO

A green utopia deep in Mississippi? This guy has a game plan

Kali Akuno wants to build an eco-village in the middle of Jackson, Miss. And so far, he's getting all the cooperation he needs.

la vie en route

Paris plans to ban cars from its city center

To fight smog, the city's badass mayor wants to outlaw unnecessary traffic, ban all diesel cars, and double the number of bike lanes.

Living

Why environmentalists should support the Black Lives Matter protests

Still missing the connection between the fight for the planet and the movement that has grown out of the killing of Michael Brown and Eric Garner? Let us explain.

More like M-ANT-hattan

Why ants are NYC’s unsung heroes

A recent survey of the ants of New York turned up a surprising number of different species!

if i may be so old

This massive retirement home would grow its own food

The proposal for this beautiful building has us drooling over its emphasis on fresh food and community, and it isn't even built yet.

Beleaf it

A million trees grow in Brooklyn

Well, Brooklyn and the other four bouroughs -- thanks to a 10-year campaign to green up the city's parks and streets.

Politics

Meet the BART-stopping woman behind “Black Lives Matter”

Two activists who devised the phrase "Black Lives Matter" discuss its origins -- and why they took their demonstration to the Bay Area's transit system last week.