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Why I Returned to the TEDx Stage to Talk About Climate Change

David Saddington | Posted 02.26.2015 | Green
David Saddington

Climate change is a problem with a natural system so no wonder that climate change is generally still viewed as a problem which affects other people but rarely yourself when we live so disconnected from nature.

Climate Change This Week: Apple Goes Solar, Apocalyptic US Droughts Predicted, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.24.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Deadpan Climate Humor At Its Best: Philomena Cunk Moments of Wonder - Climate...

Congregations Practice Faith Through Environmental Leadership

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 02.23.2015 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

A growing, multi-denominational religious movement is placing environmental protection at the center of its teaching and practice.

Climate Change This Week: Norway Divests, Siberia Melts, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.19.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Not enough is known to predict why the high pressure system occasionally allows an atmospheric river to sneak in and water California, though reports Andres Thompson at Climate Central. The latest river is far from significantly easing California drought.

Reading Cities, Cover to Cover, And Why

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 02.10.2015 | Arts
Charles R. Wolfe

When Charles Montgomery penned The Happy City, he knew that going forward, evolving cities need to honor human emotion. His follow-up labs attempt to measure what humans want and need in urban environments.

BIG's Hybrid Places

Jared Green | Posted 02.09.2015 | Arts
Jared Green

Hualien Hills / BIG The dynamics of BIG, one of the world's hottest architecture and urban design firms, are laid bare in a new exhibition at the N...

Climate Change This Week: Rising Seas, Family Planning Pays, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.09.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter and a little more crowded. @@ Climate Change: The Elevator Pitch * * * These sea slugs are now invading n...

Cities Are Coming Back, But Urban Poverty Remains an Immense Challenge

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 02.09.2015 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

It is hard to think of a phenomenon that has done greater damage to our environment (as well as to our economy and social fabric) than the mass exodus from our older cities and towns that took place in the latter half of the 20th century.

Climate Change This Week: The Midwest Threat, Green Money Flows, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.11.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Gocomics.com "whether an event is caused by climate change ... is the wrong ques...

Suburbs of Survival, and the Democracy of Placemaking

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 01.28.2015 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

Those of us who style ourselves as "urbanists" -- myself included, much of the time - tend to get a bit snobbish and condescending about, you know, ordinary people.

Snow Zen

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 01.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa DeCastro

Every winter could use a blizzard. Not for the lines for groceries or the hard commutes and cold weather faced by those outside, but as a reminder of our priorities.

America's Best Cities for Singles

Travel + Leisure | Posted 01.30.2015 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

The winning cities in the singles-scene category excel in the off-hours, ranking highly for nightclubs, dive bars, and even great diners, where you might lock eyes with someone over a late-night order of fries. But the most singles-friendly cities also put a creative spin on conventional meet-up spots.

Climate Change This Week: State of the Climate, Solar Rise, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.29.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. OO A "Cheesy Love Story" : The Fun Ad Doritos Doesn't Want You to See - palm oil...

The Most Important Startup Trend

Shaun Abrahamson | Posted 01.27.2015 | Business
Shaun Abrahamson

I hope more venture firms will begin to see city problems as a larger opportunity. It will help more startups succeed and encourage more founders to focus on city problems.

Complete Me Dot Com

Tricia McCallum | Posted 01.23.2015 | Comedy
Tricia McCallum

In the Bronze Age, before Twitter and speed dating and online match-ups, men and women met each other one of two ways: at church, or via the newspaper classifieds.

Climate Change: 2014 Hottest Yet, Oceans Threatened, Solar Trees, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.19.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

President Obama Comes to the Defense of Gigabit Cities

Timothy Karr | Posted 01.16.2015 | Technology
Timothy Karr

On Wednesday, President Obama called for an end to rules that prevent cities towns and other communities from creating their own high-speed Internet networks.

Climate Change This Week: The Heat Is On, A Wind Power Tree, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.20.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Japan Meteorological Agency is the first of 4 major global temperature recordkee...

Mass Urbanization Could Save the Environment If We Do it Right

Ruth DeFries | Posted 01.12.2015 | World
Ruth DeFries

The opportunities are immense for our urban existence to benefit the planet. Re-wilded places can filter water, store carbon, provide homes for other species and carry out the multitude of other benefits that nature provides. They can provide solace from urban life and places to recreate.

From Urbanizing to Urban, According to My Facebook Cover Page

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 01.06.2015 | Arts
Charles R. Wolfe

During a year filled with four trips abroad and two months away, many of my 2014 Facebook cover photos helped fill my yearly urban and exurban diaries.

Climate Change This Week: Foul Fracking Fumes, Solar Sponge, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.05.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Why the US China Climate Deal Is Real - because their rapid development of fo...

The Greening of a Suburban Downtown

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 01.07.2015 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

If planners for Bethesda, Maryland fully realize a conceptual vision now being offered to community leaders and the public, the once-quiet but now-bustling suburb's downtown could become a nationally relevant example of urban sustainability.

Climate Change This Week: Bishops Bugle, Latin Solar Salsa, the Price of Heat, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.22.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Many orchids are now endangered or going extinct, as we destroy their special habitats. As it is, our exploding populations are changing the climate and irreversibly extinguishing much of the beautiful tapestry of life on Earth, and our mega life support systems, our ecosystems.

7 of the Best Cities to Live in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 02.15.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Illinois cities are as diverse as they are many. There are all kinds of different places to live in the state with varying municipal cultures -- all the way from small, rural towns to the third-biggest city in the country.

Climate Change This Week: New Solar Record, Murder, a Flying Donut, And More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.14.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. * * Vier Pfoten/Four Paws/RHOI/Rex/AP Palm Oil is Lethal for Mother and Child: Thi...