July 20, 2010, 5am PDT
Millions of Germans this weekend closed off a 40-mile stretch of autobahn for a banquet and party.
July 7, 2010, 8am PDT
Mudslides and unstable housing are common in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro where officials are trying to get people to relocate to safer areas.
June 23, 2010, 10am PDT
Peruvians are painting mountains in the Andes white to try to slow down the melting of glaciers.
June 17, 2010, 8am PDT
A new study shows that agricultural output in the emerging economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China will be three times as great as those in the developed world. Increasing urbanization is seen as one of the drivers of this growth
June 8, 2010, 12pm PDT
Timed to open near the start of the country's World Cup, the new Gautrain high speed rail system has launched in Johannesburg.
April 29, 2010, 7am PDT
This series from the <em>BBC</em> looks at the art and innovation of cartography.
March 20, 2010, 7am PDT
With small businesses closing shop and empty stores lining its main street, the British borough of North Tyneside is creating fake storefronts to create the appearance of a lively shopping area.
January 11, 2010, 8am PST
A system of escalators in Hong Kong, installed in 1993 to create a new connection between districts, has become an unusual and popular way to commute Hong Kong's steep streets.
January 8, 2010, 7am PST
London is making public more than 200 streams of city data, joining a host of world cities in sharing city-collected data with its citizens.
January 6, 2010, 12pm PST
This slideshow from the <em>BBC</em> explores how Beijing's iconic Bird's Nest Olympic stadium is being reused -- as a kids theme park.
December 31, 2009, 8am PST
The population of Russia is on the rise for the first time since 1995, according to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
December 19, 2009, 9am PST
The amount of closed-circuit security cameras operated by local councils in the United Kingdom has nearly tripled over the past 10 years, according to a new report.
December 16, 2009, 7am PST
NASA satellites have tracked the loss of water in California's Central Valley over the past few years, and finds that drought coupled with over-irrigation are stressing the state's supplies.
October 16, 2009, 12pm PDT
A group of 200 volunteers with GPS devices will walk the streets of Atlanta this weekend to create a community-owned map of the city and its intricate details.
September 11, 2009, 12pm PDT
Organizers of next year's Winter Olympics in Vancouver are hoping to add a green sheen to the international event, but some critics say they aren't doing enough to offset the huge carbon footprint the Olympics will carry.
September 2, 2009, 8am PDT
A new study from the UK Royal Society has determined that geo-engineering techniques are technically feasible approaches to address high levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and the resulting global warming.
August 29, 2009, 5am PDT
This video from the <em>BBC</em> looks inside some of the 200 urban farms that provide vegetables for Havana and the rest of Cuba.
August 7, 2009, 1pm PDT
In order to clean the air in Calcutta, officials have begun enforcing a rule that removes all vehicles manufactured before 1993, mandated by the city's High Court.
May 8, 2009, 5am PDT
West Point, Georgia began to decline when the textile industry moved out. Now, it's experiencing a renaissance as a new car factory moves into town, bringing 20,000 jobs by 2014.
May 7, 2009, 5am PDT
A new mapping project is creating a comprehensive 3D image of the catacombs beneath Rome.