A new report from NRDC, “Thirsty for Answers: Preparing for the Water-Related Impacts of Climate Change,” looks at how cities large and small around the country will have to grapple with droughts, floods, and severe weather in the years to come.
Following up on his list of the 10 U.S. cities that are most forward-thinking on climate change, Boyd Cohen of CO2 Impact goes global. Here, in reverse order, is his ranking of the top 10 cities around the world with the policies and the political will to best face the challenges ahead.
What is your city doing about climate change? Boyd Cohen of CO2 Impact ranked the big U.S. cities that are leading the way, based on political commitment, green buildings, university leadership, transit, greenhouse-gas emissions, cleantech investment, and energy. Here’s the top 10.
A few months back, we published a slideshow on the world’s top 10 walking cities, as determined by a vote of Lonely Planet readers. Some of you, dear friends of Grist, thought that list omitted some gems. So let’s have another round of great walking cities — this time, from your nominations.
Streets in the U.S. are designed not for people, but for cars. And it shows. From 2000 through 2009, some 47,700 pedestrians were killed by drivers. Transportation for America has released a new report and interactive map that shows which metro areas are deadliest. Here are the 10 worst.
Take a look at some of the incredible ways in which artists are drawing attention to environmental issues — and then read more about it.
The Cycle Chic movement, started by Mikael Colville-Andersen of Copenhagen, took off in 2006. It’s about the “rehumanification” of cycling. Open your closet, find something you like to wear, get on the bike, and go. Learn more.
You cannot imagine the stuff that passes for food. Lucky for you, we have found ample photographic evidence. You may not want to view this on a full stomach.