Many rural town water supplies cannot weather even a single year of drought. This is a failure of planning and funding on a grand scale.
How far would you go to limit your carbon footprint?
African countries need to take into account the effects environmental changes, like climate change, have on their ability to deal with food security, poverty reduction and lowering mortality rates.
"Building back better" refers to making communities more disaster-proof and resilient after they take a hit. But instead, some U.S. owners are building back bigger homes in vulnerable places.
Scientists introduced credible climate change to the world in 1979, but it's taken decades for their message to sink in.
Smart cities are more likely to be defined by quieter upgrades to existing infrastructure and new partnerships that better represent residents.
If how we speak about the world we want to see is crucial in building support for climate change momentum, then what is visible and invisible, strange and normal, positive and negative, must change.
Hot weather kills more Americans yearly on average than floods, tornadoes or hurricanes. Three scholars explain how cities can prepare and help residents stay cool.
As the nation braces for a dangerous heat wave this weekend, a physician offers some tips for staying cool – and reminds us to watch out for older neighbors and friends.
South Africa's recently introduced carbon tax may lead to financial losses in the short term, but it's necessary and will be beneficial in the long term.
The world economy collapsed when homeowners couldn't repay subprime mortgages. We're now making a similar bet on 'repaying' carbon emissions.
The movement claims to practice civil disobedience – but its tactics suggest something else.
'Saving the planet doesn’t make compelling TV.' A philosopher gives his take on the legacy of the Apollo 11 moon landings.
High water prices in the Murray-Darling Basin are blamed on foreign investors and corporate speculators. The simple truth is they are caused mostly by lack of rain.
A new study shows these elephants boost the carbon stored in their forests by 7%.
At a time when storms are becoming more frequent and severe, relying on levees for flood control can create as many problems as it solves.
Good communication about climate change requires much more than just alarming messages about all the scary impacts of a warming planet.
The fossil fuel industry depends on massive government support, which makes the public foot the bill for a harmful and uncompetitive industry.
A significant change in political mentality is required to shore up one of Africa's leading lights.
Our body is able to regulate its temperature very effectively, but heat waves can damage certain organs if we are not careful…