Cities

trash talk

Garbage is a dirty business. L.A. is trying to clean it up.

Los Angeles tries to make the garbage industry better for workers and better for the environment.

Share and share not just alike

Want to rent a bike? If you’re in the wrong neighborhood, forget it.

In many cities, bike-sharing programs are mainly used by yuppies, hipsters, and tourists.

Give and take

In a weird twist, hurricanes help keep deltas above water.

Without storms, we may be sunk.

Trump says cities are in decline. Reality says otherwise.

Fox News and Donald Trump would have you believe that cities are becoming more dangerous.

The shaming economy

Uber momentarily flew drones over Mexico City to shame the city’s drivers.

Uber chastised Mexico City commuters for driving alone to promote its carpooling service, UberPOOL.

jesus fracking christ

How are you celebrating Oilfield Prayer Day?

Oilfield Prayer Day seems a distasteful addition to a week filled with real holidays such as Indigenous People’s Day and Yom Kippur.

sparking spot

Wildfires aren’t just for the West anymore

As cities expand, so do chances of devastating wildfires.

Tonight’s debate shouldn’t ignore Hurricane Matthew.

The next president will be tasked with creating plans and protections for the U.S. and coordinating aid for countries like Haiti.

Hurricane Matthew struck South Carolina, weakened but dangerous.

The storm is making its way up the East Coast, where authorities remain vigilant.