Chicago Becomes the Latest City to Sue the Oil Industry over Climate Change

CLIMATEWIRE | Chicago filed suit Tuesday against six oil companies and an influential industry ally, joining the ranks of local governments looking to hold fossil fuel producers financially accountable for the effects of climate change. The lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court accuses the companies, their subsidiaries and industry trade association the American Petroleum … Read more

Small Spaces in the City review: Can we thrive in a smaller future?

Takeshi Hosaka’s micro-home, Love2 House, in Tokyo, features in the Small Spaces in the City exhibition. © Takeshi Hosaka Small Spaces in the City: Rethinking inside the box ROCA London Gallery, until 16 March 2024 “Cook’s at it again,” reads one Antarctic station log entry from the 1970s. “Threw a lemon pie and cookies all … Read more

A ‘City Killer’ Asteroid Is About to Pass By Earth. Here’s How to Get a Look at It. : ScienceAlert

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has spotted a giant “city killer” asteroid flying toward Earth. And this afternoon, it will reach its closest approach to our planet, about 1.77 million miles away. For reference, the Moon is about 239,000 miles from Earth, so this asteroid will be 7.4 times as far from Earth as the Moon … Read more

Occupied City review: How does a city survive external control?

Tobogganing in the streets of Amsterdam as an act of citizenship A24 Films Occupied CitySteve McQueenUK, 9 February; US, already released ARTIST and director Steve McQueen’s documentary Occupied City unfolds at a leisurely pace. Viewers will welcome an intermission after 2 hours. If you need to make a fast getaway, that is your chance – but … Read more

The weird tale of California Forever, a tech billionaire instant city

A road sign near land recently purchased by Flannery Associates near Rio Vista, California. JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images FOR the past six years, a mysterious group called Flannery Associates bought up swathes of farmland north of San Francisco in Solano county. Now that it has amassed over 200 square kilometres, it has gone public … Read more