Cities

sink city

Sorry, Beijing, but you look like a wrung-out sponge

The city is pumping out so much groundwater it's sinking 4 inches a year.

water we doing?

Clean water should be a basic human right. Why are we charging so much for it?

The cost of clean water and wastewater services has risen 41 percent over the last five years.

News

After mega-heatwave, Los Angeles faces mega-wildfire

After two days, only 10 percent of the fire was contained.

Game of Drones

Could delivery drones cut down China’s emissions?

Drone deliveries are becoming more likely in China, which could mean less air pollution.

Something's afoot

These tiles harness electricity from your footsteps

Is footstep power the new solar power?

Justice

L.A. heatwave could mean more pollution for communities of color

Three generating stations have been approved to burn diesel as power demand spikes this summer.

Cities

Fancy streetlights save a lot of energy but steal your sleep

LED streetlights sound like a great idea. But there's a hitch.

tree-total-ers

Trees lining California streets are worth an extra $1 billion a year

A new study calculates the value of the trees that line the state’s roads.

Cities

Stackable neighborhoods could be the way of the future for cities

One design firm imagines a skyscraper-free, self-sustaining urban landscape.