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Why are some people against investing money to improve the quality of life for residents in informal settlements? We look at some typical misconceptions<p>“One thing that is poorly understood is population growth in Africa,” says William Cobbett, director of Cities Alliance <b>.</b> “It is thought that …

Urbanization

Why are America's suburbs getting poorer?

<b>Cities have always been crowded places, but the number of urban residences is set to double by 2050 to 3.5 billion, according to the United Nations.</b><p>In the US, 63% of the population already lives in cities. While this puts a strain on urban infrastructure there is also a large population just …

4 Infographics To Show The Climate Skeptic In Your Life

Beach trip with family members who don’t believe in climate change? Reunion picnic with climate truthers? We’ve got you covered.<p>The ink is just dry on the Paris Agreement. Last year was officially the warmest year on record. Yet climate skeptics still live among us–many of whom may even be related …

Does the World Have a Population Problem? Go Ask 9 Billion People (Promoted)

If there were fewer people on the planet, there’d be more resources to go around. That’s one of the more common beliefs about population growth. But …

Volcanoes: The prophetic silence before the violence

We often think of volcanoes as sleeping giants that could erupt in a rain of fire with little notice. But it turns out that restless volcanoes do, in …

EU parliament leader: we want Britain out as soon as possible

President Martin Schulz says speeding up of UK exit being considered after ‘continent taken hostage because of Tory party fight’<p>A senior EU leader has confirmed the bloc wants Britain out as soon as possible, warning that David Cameron’s decision to delay the start of Brexit negotiations until his …

European Union

Is climate change to blame for Typhoon Haiyan?

Just as the world was beginning to take in the almost unimaginable devastation wrought by typhoon Haiyan, a young Filipino diplomat, Naderev Sano, was getting ready to lead his country's negotiations in the UN climate talks in Warsaw, Poland. Yeb, as he is known, is a scientist and head of his …

Spring Equinox 2018: The science behind the changing seasons

Britain may still be shivering under a blanket of snow, but this week actually marks the astronomical beginning of spring, finally heralding the start of longer days, new blooms and warmer weather.<p>Officially called the Vernal or Spring Equinox, spring officially began yesterday in the Northern …

Solstice

Are we greening our cities, or just greenwashing them?

Architecture and urban design are in the throes of a green fever dream: Everywhere you look there are plans for "sustainable" buildings, futuristic eco-cities, even vertical aquaponic farms in the sky, each promising to redeem the ecologically sinful modern city and bring its inhabitants back into …

Sustainability

New study pinpoints stress factor of mega-earthquake off Japan - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego researchers published new findings on the role geological rock formations offshore of Japan played …

College Politics Textbook Includes Debunked Israel-Palestine ‘Map That Lies’ — and Publisher Responds

The McGraw-Hill Education book publisher said Wednesday that it would temporarily stop selling one of its college world politics textbooks so that it could review a previously discredited series of maps about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that was included in its pages.<p>In October, MSNBC …

The planet’s history of violence over 4,000 years in one simple map

Search the interactive map to see where major battles in history have occurred and the 'bloodiest' parts of the world<p>A new ‘geography of violence’ map reveals where in the world major battles in the past 4,000 years have taken place.<p>The interactive journey through 'every battle' has been created …

How cities around the world are protecting billions of people from climate change

Experts have often pointed out that, when it comes to fighting climate change, the world’s cities have both special risks and special opportunities. …

Climate

This map shows how much the refugee crisis is dividing Europe

On Monday there were violent clashes on the Greek-Macedonian border as refugees clashed with border guards, while riot police in Calais were confronted as French authorities started demolishing part of the camp known as the Jungle.<p>It was just the latest sign of the chaos on the continent as Europe …

Famous and infamous leap year babies, and why is there a leap year anyway?

February 29th comes around just every four years (most of the time), putting events and births on that date into a sort of existential limbo.<p>Why does …

Earth, Sun, and Moon Spin in This Cosmically Brilliant Lego Model

The relative rotation of the Earth, moon, and sun is about 97 percent accurate in this working Lego orrery.<p>An orrery is what you call a mechanical model of all or part of the solar system that shows the relative rotations of the planets and the sun. Many of these old-fashioned celestial models are …

Emerging Technology

Volcanic Eruption Creates New Island Off Japanese Coast

A once-hidden Japanese volcano is rising up out of the Pacific Ocean. A new study in thejournal Geology has outlined the remarkable evolution of one …

Battles of the planet – interactive map shows every known battlefield on Earth

There once was this beautiful blue marble of a planet that must have been a pretty peaceful place to live until a warmongering bunch called humans …

Sometimes, The Best Supporting Actor In A Movie Is Its Geology

Landscapes and geological features may play an important role in a movie. What would a Western be without the reddish sandstone buttes of Monument Valley, a Bond film without the tropical volcanic island as secret lair of an evil mastermind, or the <i>Lord of The Rings</i> trilogy without its rocky …

The Real Source of America’s Urban Revival

<i>One way to build cities’ resilience is to start by understanding why the global population is urbanizing. This cross-post from CityLab presents the</i> …

Africa's population growth poses greatest climate change threat

© boscorelli – 123RF.com<p>This is according to a recent United Nation's report, which states that of the additional 2.4 billion people projected to be …

This Urban Exploration App Takes You More Interesting Places Than The Shortest Route

Cities have so many interesting things to see. Likeways helps you find them.<p>When you ask a new urban mapping app for directions, it gives you two choices: the “boring” route–the most efficient path suggested by Google–and a longer path that lets you explore an interesting part of the city you might …

Here's what cities will look like in 2050

1/<p>Buildings will reach new heights, and could be as tall as 18 miles, Pearson claims. For reference, that's more than 8,000 stories high!<p>The current …

Political Conflict in Africa

Photograph: Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty<p>Private homes encroaching on grave sites at Bukit Brown cemetery.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/6/1438870525224/b67964b5-d7b8-4e70-887b-7fb32c381aac-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty<p>Private homes encroaching on …

Asia

A multi-billion dollar development is transforming Toronto’s waterfront – and the city's cultural life

Toronto has never been a visual stunner. Filmmakers often use its generic cityscape to stand in for other locations. But North America’s largest urban revitalisation project is set to to change that.<p>Linwood Barclay on Toronto<p>Read more<p>The 25-year Waterfront Toronto project will see 800 hectares of …

Urbanism

From the Maldives to Mauritania, some cities are engaged in a constant battle for survival against nature’s relentless forces. But which of these metropolises is closest to being overwhelmed by sea, sand or other natural threat?<p>Setting aside epic disaster-movie moments such as volcanoes, hurricanes …

Coachella Valley

Photograph: Tim Graham/Getty Images<p>The Shanghai urban area is home to more than 23 million people: 119,000 per sq mile in the inner city, way above that of Paris or …

Mental Health

Photograph: Terry Slavin<p>Växjö mayor Bo Frank.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/4f45e55e0fd4f1f6292007c7f91f9c269477d57a/159_0_3428_2056/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: John McConnico/AP<p>Waste wood provides 90% of Växjö’s heat and a quarter of its electricity via this combined cooling, heat and power plant.<p>84<p>…

Fossil Fuels