May 6, 2009, 9am PDT
Levels of lithium in the municipal water of Oita prefecture in Japan have been linked to lower rates of suicide, according to a new study.
May 6, 2009, 6am PDT
The recession digs into Dubai, where property prices fell 41% in the first three months of 2009.
May 1, 2009, 5am PDT
The Spanish government is moving forward with plans to build the largest casino and entertainment complex in Europe
April 4, 2009, 11am PDT
Environmental issues are becoming a growing concern in China, and officials there seem ready to begin addressing them.
February 24, 2009, 8am PST
Residents in Venice, Italy, are upset over a plan by the city to accept a $2.7 million subsidy from Coca Cola in exchange for placement of soda machines throughout the historic city.
February 10, 2009, 11am PST
Theft and vandalism have crippled the citywide bike rental system in Paris, leaving operator JCDecaux uncertain of the increasingly expensive program's future.
February 3, 2009, 5am PST
This three-part series from the <em>BBC</em> looks at bicycles in the modern world -- from Paris to Uganda to India.
January 25, 2009, 9am PST
Light reflecting from streets and glass buildings in cities have been found in a recent study to disrupt animal behavior.
January 21, 2009, 5am PST
The income gap between rural and urban residents in China has increased again in 2008, and has been attributed to other social inequities in the growing country.
November 29, 2008, 5am PST
Floods of British expatriates moving to Mumbai are finding the city practically as competitive and sometimes even more expensive than home.
October 14, 2008, 10am PDT
Mexican President Felipe Calderon has announced a $4.3 billion plan to improve the country's infrastructure, schools and housing stock.
August 21, 2008, 2pm PDT
This article from the <em>BBC</em> looks at the new face of bridge development and argues that crossing rivers is no longer the main reason they're built.
August 6, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>A new high-speed rail line has opened in China, just in time for the Olympics.</p>
August 4, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>This is Mississippi's third year in a row topping CalorieLab's United States of Obesity report. The BBC goes to Jefferson County, MS to find out why.</p>
July 15, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>In Kamikatsu, Japan, waste is not a problem -- mainly because new policies practically forbid it. But citizens have adapted to their new zero-waste lifestyle.</p>
July 10, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>Vancouver's South East False Creek community is making the production of food one of the major aspects of its preparation for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Its emphasis on local food production is a model other cities may look to follow.</p>
July 5, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Plans for redeveloping the World Trade Center site in Manhattan have been pushed back again, possibly to 2013.</p>
June 25, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>The world's first moving building, a 80-storey tower with revolving floors giving an shifting shape, will be built in Dubai, its architect says.</p>
June 25, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>Members of the British Parliament attempt to speed up the process for planning major projects. But some advocates and observers fear the public's voice will be muted.</p>
June 6, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>London's underground subway system recently banned the consumption of alcoholic beverages, and to celebrate the last night of drunken train commuting, Londoners converged on trains to get hammered. They also got rowdy, assaulted and arrested.</p>