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.
Researchers measured the potential of 1000s of cities to offset their carbon emissions by reforesting. Prospects are greatest in smaller cities and in the Global South
The material that built the modern world is due for an upgrade. What if we could transform cement from a climate wrecker
into a carbon sponge?
Like it or not, retreat from the coasts has begun. The only question left is whether it will be managed or chaotic.
Managed collectively, backyards could become more biodiverse landscapes
You would need to drive an electric car more than 50,000 km in Quebec and 150,000 km in Germany to outcompete a conventional car in terms of greenhouse gas emissions
China and Ghana are looking less and less like electronic wastebaskets and more and more like leaders in a powerful, informal green economy
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...
Amphibious structures are not static; they respond to floods like ships to a rising tide, floating on the water’s surface.
How computerized arugula (aka roquette) farms take over the world
This has implications for a number of conservation initiatives from reintroductions to ecotourism.