With 100% of its electricity coming from renewable sources, the German town of Wolfhagen is demonstrative of what can be achieved when municipalities adopt innovative approaches to the ownership and governance of key infrastructure.
New York’s Union Square gained a reputation as a site for political rallies during the Civil War. Following the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter in 1861.
A video of the harpy eagle, filmed in South America in 2015.
The spatial memory performance of the New Zealand robin, shows male birds with superior memory abilities also have better breeding success.
One of the most stunning and beautiful places in the world, the Wulingyuan Scenic Area in China’s Hunan Province has more than 3,000 sandstone pillars.
If you’re reading this in a comfortable chair, surrounded by tasteful soft furnishings and perhaps even a candle or two, that sense of cosiness you’re feeling might just be hygge.
London has been officially designated the world’s first national park city, with a week-long festival of free outdoor events and a ceremony at City Hall to mark the occasion.
Elfdalian is used only by 2,500 people but is a treasure trove for linguists. It has preserved linguistic features that can’t be found elsewhere.
Mainland Europe has always been essential to Britain’s prosperity. When the relationship with Europe is poor, the lot of ordinary Briton is poorer for it.
Car-free Paris? It was already a dream in 1790 Le Pont-Neuf et la Pompe de la Samaritaine, vue du quai de la Mégisserie, painting by Nicolas Raguenet (circa 1750-1760). Musée Carnavalet Arnaud Exbalin, Université Paris
The pretzel, a German food, and one of the fastest-growing snack foods in the world, recently crossed a billion dollars a year in sales.
Pyt doesn’t have an exact English translation. It’s more a cultural concept about cultivating healthy thoughts to deal with stress.
Based on almost 7k peer-reviewed research, the report is a cutting-edge crash course in how human-caused climate breakdown is changing our ice and oceans.
The world should be inspired by Swedish culture, with more fika, more time for leisurely reading about non-work topics, and more lagom towards jobs.
Backpfeifengesicht may join other German words that have found a place in English, like Weltschmerz (world-weariness) and Zeitgeist (spirit of the time).
The fires raging across the Amazon have captured the world’s attention. Meanwhile, the second-largest forest, Gran Chaco, is disappearing in plain sight.
New study by researchers at University College London shows that pockets of London’s urban jungle store as much carbon per hectare as tropical rainforests.
Barcelona’s urban superblocks are neighborhoods of nine blocks, where traffic is restricted to major roads, opening up streets to pedestrians.
This animation takes you through 1000 years of history in about 8 minutes, 140 events that feature 500 characters from different historical periods.
Large parts of Europe have been passively rewilding for decades as people have moved out of rural areas toward urban conglomerations.
Today, 80 per cent of Quebec fathers stop working when a child arrives so they can help care for their little one for several weeks.
Mount Etna slide is caused by gravity, which makes a collapse more likely but we can’t give an indication of when or even if this will actually happen.
The village of Giethoorn, in the Netherlands, has no roads and no cars. The residents either walk or take boats through canals. Situated in the northeastern province of Overijssel, it is famous for its waterways and bicycle trails.