Sustainability

How the pandemic interrupted a banner year for plastic bag bans

In the US, the plastics industry played a role.

How a shuttered London Underground station became a model for green energy

A groundbreaking new facility will power 550 homes with excess heat from public transport.

In Helsinki's climate plan, community comes before bureaucracy

The city reports success with encouraging people to enjoy the city in sustainable ways.

Seven climate change myths put about by big oil companies

Well, they would, wouldn’t they.

Podcast: The Big Freeze

Baby it’s cold outside.

Mexico City is drinking itself into the ground

The soil beneath the city can't Az-tec it anymore.

How can city car parks help solve the housing crisis?

Build high for happiness.

“What has Europe ever done for us?” Here are four EU rules which protect Britain's environment

The UK government is leading efforts in Brussels to weaken the 2030 targets currently.

Diesel pollution: the invisible killer on our city streets

Air pollution causes 40,0000 premature deaths a year.

Could a new city and a mile-high tower prevent natural disasters in Tokyo?

"But, like, harvesting water from the clouds, yeah?"

What will rising sea levels do to the world's megacities?

Goldfish shoals, nibbling at your toes.

Cities will make or break any deal on carbon emissions. Here's why

A little less conversation, a little more action.

This map shows how prepared for climate change 30 UK cities are

It's not looking great for Belfast or Derry.

So can cities really save the world?

Some notes on this summer’s New Cities Summit in Jakarta.

Cities: the cause of, and solution to, our climate change problems

Why cities are a rare good news story in the environmental debate.

We need a smart urban revolution – and Asia is just the place for it

Notes from the Nobel Symposium on Global Sustainability.

This is why we should be farming in skyscrapers

A short history of vertical farming.

Video: The UK just got its first battery-powered train

Just insert 80,000 AA batteries, and away we go.

This new rooftop mirror material can beam heat from buildings out into space

Turning the "coldness of the universe" to our advantage.

London is missing out on the solar revolution

There could be solar panels on top of supermarkets, car parks, public buildings, and schools.

Whatever happened to Abu Dhabi’s carbon neutral city?

A whole lot of solar panels and hardly any people.

An Indian state is planning an all-new, all-green capital city

Now they just need to figure out where to put it.