Cities and Suburbs
Urban areas are cultural and technological epicenters ranging from quaint municipalities to sprawling megacities. They have existed for millennia. But over the last half century, their size and influence has been expanding rapidly, particularly in emerging nations like China and India.
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They are the Earth’s pollinators. And they come in more than 200,000 shapes and sizes.
It’s a new name for a new geologic epoch—one defined by our own massive impact on the planet.
The World's Water
NG's new Change the Course campaign launches. When individuals pledge to use less water in their own lives, our partners carry out restoration work in the Colorado River Basin.
A special series on how grabbing water from poor people and future generations threatens global food security, environmental sustainability, and local cultures.