Climatologists call it the "urban heat island" effect—when a heatwave transforms a city into a furnace where citizens swelter, suffer or even die.
Seven students from Wageningen University were asked by Alterra to come up with original ideas to 'green up' Amsterdam city centre in order to improve the living climate and enhance sustainability. For eight weeks the students ...
The Office of Naval Research (ONR), a leader in the exploration of renewable power, played a major role in the development of a new "World Green City" unveiled here on Dec. 12 as a prototype community powered by alternative ...
A green revolution is sweeping across the car and concrete jungle of Mexico City, an infamously smoggy capital that was once dubbed "Makesicko City" by novelist Carlos Fuentes.
San Francisco city officials on Thursday said that they have soured on Apple computers due to the Macintosh maker's decision to bail out of a program to promote making electronics earth friendly.
A large expanse of green algae is floating towards China's east coast, potentially threatening marine life and the region's tourism industry, an official and state media said Wednesday.
San Francisco and Amsterdam set an online stage for an environmental rivalry regarding which city is more nature-friendly.
Dear EarthTalk: What is the "green cities" movement? - John Moulton, Greenwich, Conn.