Richard Conniff reviews If Mayors Ruled the World by Benjamin Barber
According to a new study, cooling down hot cities in the U.S. is far less energy-intensive than warming up cold cities.
Calculate the value of the urban forest
Bird habitat built into the wall
It is very likely that in the eastern US today, more people live in closer proximity to more wildlife than anywhere else on Earth at any time in history.
For decades, people who concern themselves with the world’s “wicked problems”—interconnected issues like environmental degradation, poverty, food security, and climate change—have
Caught between circuses, theme parks, museums, and menageries, zoos are struggling to be leaders in the conservation world. Getting there may mean letting some animals go.
Dense cities are better for birds than urban sprawl
Roads and lots could double as water heaters
One summer afternoon I bobbed on the waters of a river with an Indian name, watching a kingfisher dive for fish.