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The great urban centers, hotspots of global wealth creation, are major emitters of greenhouse gases. Civic leaders could be among those best placed to save the planet.
Most Americans cannot afford to live in progressive coastal epicenters.
Toughening of immigration enforcement actually creates problems, they say. (Pictured, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.)
The urban heat island effect can double city temperature increases.
The first attempt to measure the volume of stuff created by humankind reveals that it is at least 100,000 times heavier than the global human population.
A new Atlas of the Human Planet shows how the world’s growing urban population compounds the destruction caused by global warming and puts the poorest at greatest risk.
Scientists in Australia warn that global warming will lead to more intense and concentrated summer storms seriously testing city drainage systems already struggling to cope.
In an attempt to encourage more sustainable transport and raise awareness of high levels of pollution that the city suffers from, the French capital will go car-free Sept. 27.