Could Adapting for Climate Change Make Inequality in Cities Worse?
In Boston, a new plan to make parks and infrastructure suited to the effects of climate change is raising concerns about so-called "green gentrification."
Why Washington, D.C.'s Famous Cherry Blossoms Could Be Under Threat
Increased flooding in the Tidal Basin due to a sinking sea wall is creating unfriendly conditions for the iconic tree.
Can a Hashtag Inspire People to Keep Their Communities Clean?
The #trashtag challenge inspired people to clean up beaches, parks, rivers, or just random trash strewn on the street.
Can Government Spending Really Increase Happiness?
Research suggests it can—but the real answer is more complicated.
How One Los Angeles Community Is Combating Oil Pollution With Green Spaces
For generations, oil refineries brought jobs—and pollution—to the residents of Wilmington. Can a new generation of youthful activists make it a healthier place to grow up?
Why Ryan Zinke's Plan to Raise Entrance Fees to National Parks Will Do Little to Actually Benefit National Parks
The secretary of the interior wants to raise user fees at the national parks. His proposal will hurt all but the wealthiest Americans, and it won't work.
Why Denser Cities Are Better for People and the Environment
Dense cities that set aside large tracts of natural land help those spaces better provide services people want, such as air cleaning and water cleaning, a new study finds.
Why Don’t We Have a National Park to Protect Native Grasslands?
It might be the only way for our National Park Service to nurture the kind of ecological awareness required for a genuine environmental ethic.
Could Freeway Capping Make the Roads and Traffic Less Awful?
Freeway capping could solve a bunch of problems for Los Angeles.
Turning Foreclosed Commercial Properties Into Parks
Turning foreclosed commercial properties into park networks could put people to work, raise real estate values and promote wise redevelopment.