What we're watching
80 percent of the U.S. population now lives in cities, and those cities are increasingly at risk due to climate change. Rising sea levels, flooding, and intensifying heat waves are serious threats to city living.
So that's the bad news. The good... Read more
Though they live within a stone’s throw of the mighty Passaic, many Newark residents have never seen the river up close. How could they? Contaminated by an industrial history — Agent Orange was manufactured here during the Vietnam war — the Passaic was... Read more
It’s a new year, and if you’ve resolved to get fit in 2014, this group of motivated grandmas (and one grandpa) will encourage you to jumpstart your workout.
Two years after installing a Trust for Public Land... Read more
Pop quiz: Where do people go to get fit? We’ll give you a hint: this place is fun, free, and you probably have a couple favorites right in your own neighborhood.
We’re talking about public parks. If you live near a great park, you already know the... Read more
Ronald “Kartoon” Antwine has lived across the street from the vacant lot on Monitor Ave for more than four decades. The weedy, trash-strewn lot has long been a magnet for crime and vandalism; as a child, Antwine remembers his mother, out of concern for the... Read more
The breathtaking beaches and bluffs north of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge are a treasured escape—a natural playground in easy reach of the city. But of the millions of visitors to the Northern California coast, few remember how close the community... Read more