Papua New Guinea's Road Expansion Plan Would Escalate Deforestation
In a new paper, a team of scientists cautions that plans to add more than 3,700 miles of roads in the next few years could seriously endanger biological wealth.
Inside the War Over 5G Equipment in Northern California
It's not just that 5G requires a lot of gear that can inspire NIMBY-ism from locals, it's also that some people really don't like it when they see it.
House Democrats Unveil a Broad Infrastructure Package Targeting Climate Change
The proposal allocates tens of billions of dollars in funding to combat a variety of issues, including drinking water, broadband access, and health care.
Meet the Woman Who Fought to Keep an Oil Terminal Out of Her Town
Linda Garcia is set to receive this year's Goldman Environmental prize for keeping an oil-by-rail terminal our of her Washington neighborhood.
Could Designing a Better Bus Lane Be Done With a Simple Can of Paint?
"Tactical transit lanes"—also known as dedicated bus lanes—are a simple and low-cost way of creating better bussing infrastructure.
High-Speed Rail Helped Keep Housing Affordable in Japan. Could It Do the Same for California?
A new study looks at how Japan's investment in rail has affected the country's real estate prices, and what that might—or might not—mean for Californians.
Can Government Spending Really Increase Happiness?
Research suggests it can—but the real answer is more complicated.
Despite Potential Benefits, New Roads Cause Consternation in Indigenous Communities
New research finds that people from communities that weren't close to a road were more skeptical about the prospect of a new one.
If Proposition 3 Passes, 2018 Could Become California's Highest-Funded Year for Water Projects in Decades
A quick guide to Proposition 3, among the more confusing measures on which Californians will vote on November 6th.
After a Devastating Mudslide, Sierra Leone's Women Work to Rebuild
A new initiative—looking to equalize the gender gap in the workforce—calls for hiring an equal number of men and women to help restore a shattered mountainside.
How a Coming Exodus From Flint Could Further Imperil the City's Infrastructure
According to a new study, wealthy and educated citizens could be the first to go.
Ghost Bikes: A Global Ritual to Memorialize and Protest Cycling Deaths
The all-white bikes, placed at locations of fatal bicycle crashes, serve as an infrastructure of grief—part memorial, part protest symbol.
Conservationists Are Creating Safer Animal Crossings
To help animals navigate our fast-paced highway systems nature conservationists have started building infrastructure designed specifically for critters.
Environmentalists Are Raising Concerns Over China's Belt and Road Initiative
Environmental experts warn that many of these projects could cause irreversible damage in highly biodiverse areas.
London Is Adding 250 New Trains to Improve the Efficiency of Its Subways
It's going to cost the city around $2 billion to increase the capacity of the four "Deep Tube" lines by 10 trains an hour.
Federal Agencies Are Expected to Sign an Agreement Speeding Up Environmental Reviews
President Donald Trump is expected to preside over a signing ceremony today for a memorandum to reduce redundancies in the federal permitting process.
Congress Is Still Struggling to Fund the Government
A number of controversial issues have emerged in recent weeks as roadblocks to a new budget bill.
The Potential Ramifications of Trump's Proposed Infrastructure Plan
The president's proposed $1 trillion infrastructure investment could heat up the debate around the role of the federal government in local planning and policy.