Following on the hottest ever first half of a year in America's recorded history, James Barron examines the history behind the creation of air conditioning, on this day in 1902.
Jul 17, 2012 The New York Times
As the Summer months heat up, Sarah Laskow reports on cities' efforts to keep retailers' doors closed.
Jun 3, 2012 GOOD Magazine
Cities like Atlanta, that have grown up in the age of the automobile and air conditioning, are making efforts to green their environmentally unfriendly buildings and spaces, explains Emily Badger.
Apr 22, 2012 The Atlantic Cities
The Mongolian capital of Ulan Bator will begin construction this winter of an artificial glacier to cool the city next summer and provide melt water for drinking and irrigation.
Nov 21, 2011 The Atlantic
They're about to try it in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, creating giant "naleds" of ice that would melt slowly due to the extreme cold preserved inside.
Nov 16, 2011 BLDGBLG
Millions have been in the tent city of Mina in Mecca for the annual Hajj pilgrimage. Though the crowds are temporary, the infrastructure built to handle them is permanent.
Nov 24, 2010 The Pop-Up City
A new book looks at the environmental, energy, and social consequences of keeping cool by using air conditioners. In this 4-minute public radio interview, author Stan Cox explains how to keep cool, just in time for the East Coast heat wave.
Jul 14, 2010 American Public Media: Marketplace