Managed collectively, backyards could become more biodiverse landscapes
Harnessing the power of the Internet, software, and mobile technologies to shrink our environmental footprint
Less frequent laundering may not offset the additional environmental impacts of using antimicrobial silver nanoparticles in textiles.
As we brace for fresh environmental onslaughts to be leveled by the incoming administration, a sleeper cell in the federal government ... Read More
Regulators are beginning to rewrite the economic rules
You could be forgiven if you thought the European Union—historically a leader on low-carbon finance and policy efforts—would have a ... Read More
Making creative accommodations for the urban wild
And no traffic lights. And no parking lots. It isn’t hard to do.
An international competition challenges designers to show that clean energy production and dazzling public art can be one and the same
China and Ghana are looking less and less like electronic wastebaskets and more and more like leaders in a powerful, informal green economy
Researchers dig into the efficacy of urban agriculture
The word “anthropocene” has become the closest thing there is to common shorthand for this turbulent, momentous, unpredictable, ... Read More
Attributing water consumption and greenhouse gas emissions to countries rather than industrial sectors is a leading example of how the ... Read More
And other things made from greenhouse gases
Tiny houses and great cathedrals, carbon-neutral skyscrapers and Airstream trailers: architecture is among the greatest of human ... Read More
The indoor biome covers as much as six percent of the world’s landmass—and we know almost nothing about it.
The ultimate literature of the imagination calls upon us to do more than merely invent or imitate the apocalypse
offers a glimpse into the new wild
First amp up R&D then fade in a carbon tax
could be the building blocks of modern, sustainable architecture
Some aspects of dirty living can be healthy. A new study posits that the decline of plant and animal diversity in cities may be linked ... Read More
Pictures make a story come alive—and in the climate change story, one of the main characters is invisible. Carbon Visuals helps people ... Read More
In a world of melting ice caps, storm surges, and tropical cyclones, the most resilient cities aren’t the ones that fight the water ... Read More
As consumers, we should worry less about the Styrofoam and plastic wrap encasing the ground beef—and take a pass on the shrink-wrapped ... Read More
We know that nature experiences can change environmental behavior—but it turns out those experiences don’t have to be real.
Armed with low-cost surveillance technologies, nonprofits aided by “citizen spies” are tracking fracking in Pennsylvania, flaring in ... Read More
Margarine has a significantly lower environmental impact than butter in four important areas: global warming potential (i.e., carbon ... Read More
Should the U.S. cultivate giant offshore fish farms in its piece of the sea or keep taking most of the fish we eat from foreign waters?