A key challenge in this new Human Age is to lessen the ecological footprint of the world’s cities, even as their populations expand. The Anthropocene tells the stories about resilient urban coastal infrastructure, low carbon transportation systems, and nature-inspired architectural designs.
Carbon footprint standards exist for buildings, but not for the landscaping that surrounds them.
Dynamic windows could do double duty in sustainable building design, cooling and powering at the same time.
The presence of 20 additional mature trees in one neighborhood could lower the temperature by 1.39 degrees
Mining landfills for metals and energy
Managed collectively, backyards could become more biodiverse landscapes
Do Plastic Bag Bans Make A Difference? Like so many life-cycle assessments, it’s never that simple. The environmental impact of plastic-bag bans...
Almost imperceptibly, we are stepping off the consumption treadmill
This has implications for a number of conservation initiatives from reintroductions to ecotourism.
Making creative accommodations for the urban wild
The formula, which calls for a combination efficiency technology and peak load management, could eliminate need for one third of US coal and natural gas power plants