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.
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
New study is the first to analyze how a large-scale transition to timber cities could ease the strain on carbon budgets without compromising food production and biodiversity
Material efficiency in home construction could save up to 50 billion metric tons of carbon emissions by 2050; for cars, the savings is up to 26 billion metric tons
New study finds that aggressive energy efficiency, electrification, and smart, flexible draws on the power grid could slash emissions—and save $100 billion annually.
The concept of settling the high seas is back—this time as a sustainable answer to sea-level rise, with an impressive team and UN support.
Australian researchers devised an algorithm for permeable pavement tailored to local soil and rainfall conditions
Thousands of tons of harmful hydrogen sulfide (infamous for its rotten egg smell) are produced every year; researchers have found a simple way to tap into this wasted source of hydrogen.
A comprehensive review of municipal waste management systems found that recycling is on par with investing in electric vehicles and green power
Researchers dig into the efficacy of urban agriculture
In buildings with lots of people, CO2 emissions from human respiration is surprisingly high; a research team wondered if HVAC could be unlikely companion to food production.