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A Colorado city has been battling for decades to use its own water

Lawsuits, protests and fierce disputes over who controls water in the parched American West have held up a crucial pipeline.
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On the streets of Berlin, bicycles have enriched city life — and stoked backlash

Plenty of large cities have taken steps to encourage people to get out of their cars and shift to walking, biking or using mass transit.

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Biourbanism: Why thinking of cities as nature is key to fighting climate change

Cities should be seen as living, dynamic systems that evolve with people alongside nature if we are to better design solutions to tackle the climate crisis, says one expert.
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Paris could hit 50 degrees by 2050, new report warns. How can the city adapt?

The French capital is known for its iconic architecture - but its beloved wide boulevards and zinc-top roofs act as a ‘heat sink’ in extreme weather.

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Berlin climate neutrality by 2030 plan is rejected by voters

Berlin voters balked at a plan to make the German capital climate-neutral by law by 2030, which would have put it 15 years ahead of Germany’s national target.
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A sad, historic day for New Yorkers who love snow

As of Sunday, New York has broken the record for the latest first snowfall for a winter in the city’s record-keeping history, which stretches back to the era of President Ulysses S. Grant.

Cities really can be both denser and greener
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Cities really can be both denser and greener

A classic urban trade-off might not be our destiny. That’s great news for the climate.
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