From the Mariana Trench to the Moon, we don’t have to be in a place
There’s a creeping sameness in many of our newest urban buildings and streetscapes, says architect
This year, I served on the judging panel for The Royal Statistical Society’s International Statistic
As cities become more congested – the United Nations estimate 70% of all humans will
Vacant land and urban agriculture are rejuvenating wild bee populations. Bees love cities. What can
As early as the fifth century, the Greek historian Thucydides contrasted the self-control and stoicism
The environmental movement is shifting away from focusing solely on raising awareness about environmental issues.
The migration of people into the world’s urban centres has created crisis levels of waste.
Just 20 countries are home to 94% of the world’s remaining wilderness, excluding the high
There is presently an ongoing debate regarding what the effects of climate change are on
World hunger has risen for a third consecutive year, according to the United Nations’ annual
It is crucial to get the best air purifier for your house or office if
Museums, archaeological sites and historical buildings are rarely included in conversations about climate change, which
Machine learning could help safeguard public health and spot environmental dangers, according to new research.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a special report on October 08 on the
The loss of polar ice may seem like an abstract concern, but it’s one that
Ugandans are finding creative solutions to the growing challenges of urbanisation. When Martin Agaba realised
From public brawls to garbage piles, cities are solving some long-standing nuisances. Street Fights Could
Not all plastic is evil, but our world could probably do with a whole lot
Many people regard Magna Carta as the first constitutional guarantee of the basic liberties of the English-speaking
Cities are the 21st century’s dominant form of civilization — and they’re where humanity’s struggle for survival
Even city trees need some boundaries. CITY TREES, LIKE ALL URBAN dwellers, have to live out
While some world leaders resist global cooperation, city leaders are working across borders to tackle
In Nairobi, Kenya, the government is destroying buildings constructed on riparian land in a bid
There’s more rain falling on some parts of the U.S. than there used to be,
Expanding public transportation, walking, and biking in cities could save more than $100 trillion in
A new study outlines some of the effects that climate change will have on northern
As Australian cities grow and transform, we need to ensure we are not building the
ANOTHER DOWNSIDE. We knew that air pollution damages our physical health. Turns out, it’s also wreaking
When the band R.E.M came out with its 1987 hit, It’s the End of the World
Scientists are studying biofilms—complex bacteria societies—in new ways to discover new tools for fighting antibiotic-resistant
The Cordis hotel in Shanghai boasts proximity to railways and the airport, a beautiful pool,
Skipping straws may be hip. But there are much better ways to fight pollution. New York’s
Electric vehicles (EVs) are set to change everything about how energy is consumed and supplied.
Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson is tired of how people deal with hurricanes and wants scientists
Dramatic weather events happened these past few weeks in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere.
A groundbreaking new study shows that access to “greened” vacant lots reduced feelings of worthlessness
Market forces are giving Americans cheaper, cleaner energy. We would all be best served to
Light pollution is often characterised as a soft issue in environmentalism. This perception needs to
Experts widely agree that human activities are harming the global environment. Since the Industrial Revolution,
Technology is making the cost of many things trend towards zero. Things we used to
From the nut-cracking crows of Sendai to ‘Turdus urbanicus’ (the new urban blackbird), animals are
New research uses birds to test a hypothesis about the origins of big brains. Given
In recent years, we have seen and experience more and more erratic and extreme weather.
Urban apiculture is a booming trend. But many metropolitan beekeepers also believe that bees fare
Oceans and the life they sustain are vital to humankind. Unfortunately, overfishing, climate change, and pollution
The dirty feathers of birds in some museum collections are giving scientists clues as to
Soil fungi supply nutrients to trees, but as they wither from pollution, trees suffer too.
Exposure to air pollution on city streets is enough to counter the health benefits of