That natural settings are better for mental health than heavily developed spaces is a tenet of modern environmentalism and urban design. There’s much to unpack in that statement, though: are nature-rich settings especially rejuvenating? Or will any old green space do?
As consumers, we should worry less about the Styrofoam and plastic wrap encasing the ground beef—and take a pass on the shrink-wrapped broccoli.
By combining a salt and a solvent—both cheap and abundant—engineers developed a new refrigeration system that uses less energy and emits no greenhouse gases
A brief, up-front description of the arguments used by climate-change deniers makes people less susceptible to believing them.
A study reveals that organic fertilizer is an unexpected vehicle for microplastic pollution--and therefore a new target for cleaning up our act.
Why burn lignin when you could use it to fly an airplane? Research shows lignin-based jet fuel performs better with lower emissions than petro-fuels
City and state leaders in the US who want to push a clean energy agenda would do well to learn from five Nordic countries.
Pine cones have inspired a new way to reduce the energy used by buildings. By mimicking the way these woody fruits open in response to humidity, Swiss engineers have made shades that can open and close without using any electricity.
A first-of-its-kind meta-analysis of urban farms in 53 countries suggests that city plots can produce up to 4 times more food than conventional ones.
A new life-cycle analysis finds the best way to distribute biomass resources for various uses—liquid fuels, heat, and electricity—in order to slash the most emissions.