New studies find cities most vulnerable to climate change disasters—heat waves, flooding, rising seas, drought—are the least prepared.
After Superstorm Sandy, New York City’s oceanfront neighborhood got a boost of investment. But that hasn’t stopped the waves from stealing the beach.
A new WRI report on 15 cities across the Global South reveals that access to safe drinking water is often underestimated—and the challenge will only get worse.
Here are seven ways of understanding the IPCC’s newest climate warning.
A landfill of nearly 200 acres of trash grows daily and torments residents on the outskirts of Morocco’s largest city. No one knows quite what to do about it.
Companies say their rides are “Earth-friendly” and “carbon free,” but lots of cars are used to keep the scooters charged.
To reduce emissions from air travel, Germany’s Green Party wants to eliminate the need for domestic flights by making big investments in trains.
The good news: More American cities are taking action. The bad news: There’s a lot left to be done.
A French environmental group is suing the city over widespread lead dust contamination released in the historic cathedral fire on April 15.
New research finds that, when a neighborhood’s green space leads to better health outcomes, tree canopy provides most of the benefits.
An environmental economist explains how climate change and extreme weather could mean summer is no longer the peak season for festivals and outdoor recreation.
On Tuesday, the California city passed the first all-electric building ordinance in the United States.
A record-breaking heat wave across London, Paris, and Amsterdam is signaling an urgent need for design and cultural changes to combat climate change.
The government is struggling to budget and plan for longer, more severe fire seasons.
A new mayor vowed to bring vehicles back to the city center. The strong citizen backlash suggests that European cities’ car bans are not, in fact, in peril.
The ‘Lantau Tomorrow’ plan would expand small islands for much-needed new housing, but not without risks to the environment.
Since EV drivers zip past gas taxes, they don’t contribute to the federal fund for road maintenance. A new working paper tries to determine whether plug-ins should pay up.
Maps of urban heat islands show where residents can find pockets of cooler air in Boston, Philadelphia, Richmond, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.
It’s a real phenomenon, and it’s making the hot weather muggier in the American Midwest.
Hurricane Barry largely spared New Orleans, but it underscored that climate change brings complex impacts and hard choices.
An “unprecedented” hurricane may bring three dangerous kinds of flooding all at once: rainfall, a storm surge, and overflow from a swollen Mississippi River.