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.
Dynamic windows could do double duty in sustainable building design, cooling and powering at the same time.
This has implications for a number of conservation initiatives from reintroductions to ecotourism.
Amphibious structures are not static; they respond to floods like ships to a rising tide, floating on the water’s surface.
And no traffic lights. And no parking lots. It isn’t hard to do.
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
How computerized arugula (aka roquette) farms take over the world
On multiple environmental measures, “peecycling” almost always comes out ahead
In more and more pockets of the industrial landscape, the byproducts of one process are becoming the raw materials for another, trash is getting a useful second life, and waste is becoming a thing of the past.
Tiny houses and great cathedrals, carbon-neutral skyscrapers and Airstream trailers: architecture is among the greatest of human crafts. Just imagine if the same ingenuity and vision were devoted to building homes for animals.
Making creative accommodations for the urban wild