The dream of building a coast-to-coast scenic bike trail just got real
May 14, 2019, 1:10 p.m. by Matt Hickman
It will cover 4,000 miles over 12 states — with nary a car in sight.
Unhealthy air plagues our national parks, just like it plagues our cities
May 8, 2019, 2:35 p.m. by Matt Hickman
New report adds to concerns about air quality in what are supposed to be our most sacred places.
California town's 'Goat Fund Me' campaign to alleviate wildfire risk is a nibbling success
May 6, 2019, 10:51 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Officials in Nevada City race against time to employ a few hundred brush-munching ungulates.
Trees are the not-so-secret weapon in keeping cities cool
April 1, 2019, 8:25 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Canopy coverage of 40% or more can cool a sweltering city street up to 10 degrees.
London gets its first 3D crosswalk and it's a traffic-slowing beauty
March 29, 2019, 2:31 p.m. by Matt Hickman
It's also the first optical illusion-y pedestrian crossing in the U.K.
How making lower Manhattan larger will protect it from future flooding
March 27, 2019, 12:42 p.m. by Matt Hickman
The $10B climate resiliency plan would extend the Manhattan shoreline by as much as 500 feet into the East River.
Artists transform old Ikea furniture into 'wildhomes' for urban wildlife
March 25, 2019, 9:18 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Birds, bees, bats and bees in one London park just got swank new digs.
This undersea restaurant in Norway will moonlight as an artificial reef
March 21, 2019, 11:15 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Some eateries have roof gardens. This one will be clad in mollusks.
Wooden high-rise trend reaches new heights in Norway
March 21, 2019, 8:24 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Mjøsa Tower nabs the title of world's tallest all-wood building.
Manhattan's newest green space straddles an active train yard
March 19, 2019, 7:59 a.m. by Matt Hickman
The self-described 'smartest park ever built' is now open at Hudson Yards.
Desire paths: The unsanctioned shortcuts crisscrossing public spaces
March 18, 2019, 8:20 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Because sometimes pedestrians like to forge their own way.
Something very big and very dark punched a hole in our galaxy
A fire chief comforts a dog who refuses to leave his trapped owner's side
'Super mom' spotted on a Minnesota lake — with 56 ducklings in tow
Millions of people inhabit this 'hidden continent' that's 94% underwater
13 superfoods you should be eating
16 plants that repel unwanted insects