New research defends curbside recycling as an effective climate tool
The study finds that, despite their cost and other drawbacks, such programs can help small cities reach their climate goals.Read More
The ‘Ike Dike’ is the Army Corps of Engineers’ largest project ever. It may not be big enough.
The $30 billion barrier may fail to block climate-fueled storm surge — and won’t prevent other urban flooding in Houston.Read More
The first natural-gas ban in the US just got shot down
A federal court overturned Berkeley’s precedent-setting measure for new buildings, putting in jeopardy scores of similar rules.Read More
To Reduce Mortality From High Heat in Cities, a New Study Recommends Trees
Nearly 40 percent of the thousands of deaths that can be attributed to high heat levels in cities could have been avoided through increased tree coverage, a recent study from Barcelona’s Institute of Global Health found. Past studies have linked urban heat with increased mortality rate and hospital admissions for adults and children. This link […]Read More
How Pittsburgh found a secret climate weapon in ‘the thrilling world of municipal budgeting’
Even cash-strapped cities have money for climate action. They just need to spend it better.Read More
A California town’s wastewater is helping it battle drought
Healdsburg recycles 350 million gallons of effluent annually and gives it away for free.Read More
How to build a better bike-share program
When corporate owners ditched New Orleans’s bike share, the community stepped up to rebuild it with a focus on equity.Read More
The US has a new pollution rule for heavy-duty trucks for the first time in 2 decades
Cleaner trucks will mean better air and health for overburdened communities.Read More
After Hurricane Maria, many Puerto Ricans fled to Florida. Then Ian happened.
The state’s affordable housing crisis has made it almost impossible for storm victims to get back on their feet.Read More
Could your next car be an e-bike?
Here’s how much cash and carbon you’d save by opting for an electric bike.Read More