Cities

New York City aims to be carbon neutral by 2050

Donald Trump’s home city aligns its strategy with tough 1.5C global warming limit, in defiance of the president’s hostility to climate action

US exports of tar sands waste are fuelling Delhi’s air pollution crisis

India has emerged as the world’s largest importer of petroleum coke, an oil byproduct that is now a major cause of pollution in the capital

Sydney and Vancouver are fulfilling climate promises made in Paris

As national governments delay, cities around the world are committing to climate action

Lobbying data reveals carmakers’ influence in Berlin

As a dieselgate-charged election approaches, data reveals German officials met with auto lobbyists more than once every two days to discuss the scandal

Developing disasters: How cities are making hurricanes more destructive

Scientists warn of expanding “bull’s-eyes” as the US builds in parts of the country at ever-greater risk because of climate change and severe weather

Kenya’s food crisis: ‘With this kind of farming, I only make a loss’

Farmers in Kenya’s Rift Valley are being forced from their farms by drought then hit by rising food prices as maize shortages bite

Climate threatens ‘Himalayan Viagra’ fungus, and a way of life

A valuable fungus reputed to be an aphrodisiac has been disappearing from the mountains of Nepal, taking with it a valuable source of income

‘Bad-ass business women’ bring solar empowerment to Nepal

NGO that helps women overcome cultural taboos and start their own clean energy businesses to be awarded prize in London ceremony

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‘We are praying it rains soon’ – Nairobi on severe water rations

Some districts are receiving just 12 hours of water each week as drought hits the Kenyan capital – home to more than 3 million people

Rain stopped play: Cricket ignores its climate threat

Cricket – that most weather dependent of games – is slow-bowling its way into a future in which English seamers no longer swing and more and more games are washed out

Catch 22: when climate change *prevents* migration

Research shows those hit hardest by climate change can’t afford to move, supporting the call for more and better adaptation

Fire bombs: why is the Mediterranean burning?

Huge fires, once rare in southern Europe, have ripped through communities from Greece to Portugal. The third and final part of our series investigates why

Fire bombs: British Columbia prepares for infernos

The second part of our series on vulnerable communities finds BC taking radical action in the face of a pile up of fire threats. Can it move fast enough?

Fire bombs: Hobart lies in the path of climate disaster

Around the world, communities are living obliviously close to climate-driven fire disaster. In the first in a series of reports, Karl Mathiesen visits Hobart, Tasmania

Six bright ideas lighting up Africa from the grassroots

It’s as much about the business model as the technology: here’s how innovators are making a big difference with small-scale solar

Time for cities to get a seat at global climate talks?

As the world continues to warm, cities are housing ever greater numbers − yet they have no voice in climate talks

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