Britain

Paula Cocozza discusses Britain's "new ruralism" trend as "the pastoral idyll" invades its cities. Is it possible to have the best of both worlds within walking distance of each other?
Nov 21, 2012   The Guardian
Despite wildlife declines caused by factors such as Britain's urban sprawl, researchers suspect that cities are better habitats for pollinating insects because they have a greater number and diversity of flowers, reports Rebecca Morelle for BBC.
Aug 2, 2011   BBC
Search giant Google has mapped the location of every WiFi network in Britain. Some say the collection of this information is a violation of privacy.
Jun 4, 2010   Telegraph
Cities along the British coast are being warned that sea level rise over the next 100 years will have significant destructive effects. Officials are being cautioned to consider city-altering plans that shift populations away from endangered areas.
Jan 16, 2010   Guardian
The majority of the world's population now lives in urban areas -- except for Britain. Some say that bucked trend must be reversed.
Dec 7, 2009   Wired UK
Between new taxes, a smoking ban and the economic downturn, many towns and cities in the UK may soon lose their local pubs.
Apr 6, 2009   The Globe and Mail
This point-counterpoint from <em>Building Design</em> debates whether the British can design good public spaces.
Feb 14, 2009   Building Design
Protecting the poor and protecting the environment are two areas we haven’t quite figured out yet. Put them together, and we’re really up a creek. And we are, because these two silos are actually linked very closely. The relationship between poverty and environmental degradation is incredibly complex, but you wouldn’t guess it by looking at some recent policies gathering support out there in the world. Solutions, it would seem, are incredibly simple. But most of these ideas, though well-intentioned, address only one side of the poverty-environment relationship -- and really hurt the other. Opinion
Jan 8, 2009   By Nate Berg
The UK's "eco-towns" are feeling the hurt of the current economic situation, with only one or two likely to move ahead.
Oct 30, 2008   Guardian
Floodplain development has proven time and time again to be big trouble when heavy rains come. But in Britain, that's not stopping it.
Sep 13, 2008   Guardian