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When green buildings are deadly to birds

Many green buildings are designed with lots of windows to reduce the need for artificial light and heating. So there can be a tension between saving energy and saving birds.

A New Tool for Planning Biodiversity in Small Spaces

Researchers say the London Natural History Museum’s controversial landscape redesign will actually increase the biodiversity on its grounds. While their findings likely won’t settle the debate, the methods — which applied landscape-scale tools to a very small setting — could be useful to urban designers everywhere.

This is How Much Water It Takes to Produce Energy in the US

New estimates show that the US energy sector withdraws a total of 58 trillion gallons from various sources such as lakes, rivers and underground aquifers. Of the total water withdrawn, the energy sector uses 3.5 trillion gallons of freshwater.
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