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Humans are pushing into animals’ homes, but nature is as rebellious as ever
Mary Roach on the fuzziest, wildest criminals in the natural world.
Rethinking our roofs, parking lots, and sidewalks could save money and lives
The benefits of so-called 'smart surfaces.'
City gardens are abuzz with imperiled native bees
Even with non-native plants, backyard gardens are playing a crucial role for pollinators.
Affordable driverless cars could curb public transit
The most eco-friendly way to travel will likely still be taking the bus or subway.
Can planting more trees keep cities from heating up?
Creating an urban forest can be trickier than it seems.
Air pollution can ruin the health benefits of ‘walkable’ neighborhoods
Health benefits always depend on context.
Doctors are prescribing the great outdoors, but that’s not great for everyone
Spending time outside is a cheap way to improve your health—if you're rich.
Here’s how many trees are required to cool a city street
An equation for throwing shade
Why counting Central Park’s squirrels isn’t nuts
This isn't Josh O'Connor's first—or last—squirrel census.
America’s most populated areas lose 175,000 acres of tree cover every year
People need trees, but they keep destroying them.