World

August 1, 2016, 10am PDT
Sixteen people enjoying a hot-air balloon ride in Central Texas early Saturday morning lost their lives in a fiery death after the balloon came into contact with high-tension power lines, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.
WFAA
July 31, 2016, 1pm PDT
Some good news from the fight against climate change.
Climate Central
July 30, 2016, 7am PDT
"Cities Alive," an attractive new report by Arup, one of the world's largest engineering firm, highlights the significant social, economic, environmental and political benefits of walking.
Cities Alive: Towards a Walking World
July 27, 2016, 6am PDT
New research in mice finds that the brain has two levels of memory connected to place—one for the task of creating mental maps, and another for recalling locations of emotional significance.
New Scientist
July 26, 2016, 2pm PDT
A new Google Maps redesign hopes to help make it easier to explore your surroundings. As with everything based on a mobile phone, the potential exists that it might also help ignore your surroundings.
Google Maps
July 26, 2016, 1pm PDT
With the rise of globalization, and urbanization, people are rethinking how cities should be structured in terms of transportation and mobility. Is it possible to reconfigure auto-centric cities into pedestrian-friendly spaces?
Doggerel
July 25, 2016, 11am PDT
Some are calling it the summer of Algae—from Utah to Florida to Australia, the world is encountering massive amounts of the stinky, dangerous sludge.
Grist
July 22, 2016, 6am PDT
A new study from University of Michigan researchers tallies, and then compares, the greenhouse gas emissions from different sectors of the U.S. economy.
Fast Co.Exist
Feature
July 18, 2016, 2pm PDT
The ethical quandaries that will confront self-driving cars as they navigate the world pose a lot of difficult questions. Antonio Loro charts a course for answering these tough questions.
Antonio Loro
July 18, 2016, 6am PDT
International borders viewed from above show how different patterns of political, urban and agricultural development often collide.
Medium
July 16, 2016, 5am PDT
As of press time on Friday, the death toll from the Nice Bastille Day massacre is 84, injuries exceeding 200, a record for an act of alleged terrorism committed by a single person. It also sets a record for death by the use of a motor vehicle.
NBC News
July 15, 2016, 6am PDT
Take a look at these creative crosswalks and add your own examples.
The Guardian Cities
June 29, 2016, 1pm PDT
A project launched several years ago in New York City is making its way to cities around the world—much like the bacteria that the world's billions of transit users transfer around the surfaces of subway trains, stations, and buses.
Centre for Genomic Regulation
June 29, 2016, 10am PDT
The study by the Paris-based International Energy Agency finds a direct connection to the energy industry. Credit goes to IEA executive director Fatih Birol for expanding the organization's mission beyond its traditional purpose, energy security.
The New York Times - Energy & Environment
June 28, 2016, 1pm PDT
We can now watch 6,000 years of urban settlements and movements unfold on our computer screens.
The Guardian
June 28, 2016, 9am PDT
The APA blog issues a call to action to promote park equity.
American Planning Association
June 28, 2016, 6am PDT
The headline presents a bit of a mind-bender, but scientists are racing to grapple with the consequences of human-induced climate change in the northern regions of the globe.
The Washington Post
June 25, 2016, 9am PDT
A tech writer had a chance to revisit SimCity 2000 after years away from the game for contemporary lessons in planning.
Inverse
June 21, 2016, 5am PDT
After the huge success of the 2015 edition, with more than 14,000 visitors and 105 countries attending the show, Fira de Barcelona readies the sixth edition focusing on citizens and the circular economy.
Cities of the Future
June 20, 2016, 12pm PDT
The United Nations is calling for action in the face of a record number of people were displaced—more than half of all refugees around the world came from Syria, Afghanistan, or Somalia.
The Associated Press via The Denver Post