Americans work on average two hours out of every day to pay for their cars. A bicycle costs only 3.84 minutes.
Now that climate change means the Sun Belt is becoming the Drought Belt, you might want to head north.
Americans' ideal home size declined to 2,100 square feet from a peak of 2,300, according to real estate research firm Trulia.
In search of a parable of urban sustainability, NYU professor Andrew Ross did something unusual. Rather than seeking out Ecotopia, he headed for Phoenix, Ariz., an ecological disaster waiting to happen. What he found there will surprise you.
Americans want a car-free existence, which means that around 40 million large-lot exurban McMansions might never find occupants.
The world's biggest retailer has gotten an undeserved free pass from many environmentalists. It's time to take a tougher line and set a higher standard, argues Stacy Mitchell in the conclusion to her series on Walmart's greenwashing.
Residents of the yet-to-be-built town of Piscataquis Village, Maine will keep cars from overrunning their town by making their streets too narrow to shove any but the cutest vehicles down them, reports Market Urbanism.
There’s no way around it: The suburbs make us sick. One brave researcher has set out to spread the word -- and suggest healthy alternatives.
It’s not news that utilities can be budget-killers, and apparently people are getting wise to the fact that energy-efficiency means lower utility bills. A recent Yahoo survey found that energy efficiency is the one feature everyone can agree on when they imagine their “dream home” — ahead of water views, a custom build and all the other things Americans usually aspire to.
We've devised the world's shortest survey to find out what kind of actions our readers are taking. You know you want to.