France braces for violent storms after weeks of drought

The French weather service warned Wednesday of new flash flooding risks after fierce rainstorms lashed much of the country overnight, providing a measure of relief for parched landscapes after a summer of record drought.

Investing more in cycling far outweighs the costs

The Dutch have long been recognized as leaders in cycling. Denmark is not far behind, with more bikes than cars in its capital Copenhagen. This is the result of many years of investment. Even the U.K., with less of a cycling ...

Building a global system to measure sustainable cities

A new series launched today in The Lancet Global Health provides the building blocks for a global standard to measure the sustainability of cities worldwide and to assess policy to make cities healthier and more sustainable.

The most effective ways to reduce car traffic

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have identified the top 12 ways European cities have been able to curb car use and published their results in Case Studies on Transport Policy. The most effective measure was applying ...

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