European urbanites breathing highly polluted air: report
As many as nine in 10 European city dwellers breathe air high in pollutants, blamed for 400,000 premature deaths every year, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said Wednesday.
Computer model that can replicate the growth of cities has valuable implications for urban planning and sustainability
In 2009, the global number of city dwellers surpassed that of rural dwellers. Understanding how cities evolve is vital to a world that will continue to urbanize. Now, researchers at A*STAR have developed ...
Berlin start-up pioneers fish-farm veggie garden
The ancient Aztecs and Chinese did it millenia ago, and now a Berlin start-up hopes it will feed 21st-century city dwellers using aquaponics, a combination of rearing fish and growing vegetables.
Urban agriculture: The potential and challenges of producing food in cities
In many cities around the world, patrons of high-end restaurants want quality food that is flavorful and fresh. To satisfy their guests, chefs are looking closer and closer to home – to locally grown produce ...
Citizens 'can help save our wildlife'
Farmers and city people can play a key role in saving Australia's native animals and plants by small changes to the way they manage their paddocks and backyards.
A travel app to make you—and your environment—feel better
Did you ever find yourself wondering what would be the quickest, healthiest and least costly transport options for a trip? Thanks to the SUNSET project and its 'tripzoom' app for Android and iOS, making the ...
New Zealand suffering biggest drought in 30 years (Update)
Dairy farmer John Rose has sent more than 100 of his cows to the slaughterhouse over recent weeks as a severe drought browned pastures in New Zealand's normally verdant North Island.
Transforming urban wasteland into opportunity
How can disused urban sites be regenerated sustainably? A new book addresses this important issue.
Ride-hailing apps offer new way to get around town
Fed up with traditional taxis, more city dwellers are tapping their smartphones to hitch rides across town using mobile apps that allow connect riders and drivers.