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Energy from evaporating water could power 70 percent of the U.S.

With very good reason, there is a big drive to promote sustainable energy sources around the world, but could one of the most efficient possible …

Engineering

This food forest on a barge in New York floats the idea of fresh food for cities

Swale brings free foraging to the concrete jungle<p>Last week, I found myself on a 5,000-square-foot barge stuck in shallow water in the middle of the Bronx River. As a tugboat attempted to pull us out, its motor dredged up black sludge, trash, and God knows what else. The air stank of rotten eggs. As …

New York City

If We Want A More Equal World, We Need To Dispel These 5 Economic Myths

HONG KONG ― Many of the economic development ideas the West believed to be long-held truths and major Western contributions to modernity no longer seem so accurate. From the unorthodox rise of China and the increasing economic heft of the developing world, through Brexit and the election of U.S. …

Economics

Giant robots are building a futuristic house in Switzerland

Researchers from ETH Zurich University plan to use giant robots and 3D printers to build “the first house in the world to be designed, planned and …

3D Printing

Solar Panel Window Blinds!

SolarGaps can turn any window into a source of free energy<p>If you own your home, it may make sense for you to invest in kitting it out with solar …

Solar Panels

12 Flowers That Are Good For Bees

Contrary to popular belief, bees aren’t just a summertime inconvenience. Sure, it gets increasingly hard to relax outside on long, scorching days and …

Country Lifestyle

Tesla Solar Roof: Is It Worth It?

Many homeowners intrigued by the idea of using their roof to generate power are turned off by the look of the ugly black solar panels they’d need to …

As Trump weighs Paris Treaty, U.S. mayors consider a move to 100 percent clean energy

The U.S. Conference of Mayors will be examining a resolution to support a switch to clean energy<p>With news today that President Trump plans to back out of the Paris Climate Accords, the landmark international agreement to curb carbon emissions, the country’s status as a diplomatic and scientific …

Solar-powered modern home has gardens on every floor

Trippy!<p>Stellar eco-friendly homes topped with vegetation and solar panels are always fun to see, but this project in Buenos Aires, Argentina gets particularly creative with it. Sustainability-minded at every step, starting with selecting a site in a walkable and bikeable neighborhood, the …

Coral Reefs Could All Die Off by 2050

By Dahr Jamail<p>When he was six years old, Dean Miller already knew he wanted to be a marine biologist. At that time, growing up in Australia, the …

Inside Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo’s Ambitious Plans To Create The Post-Car City

The first female mayor of the French capital wants to clean the city’s air and lower its carbon footprint. The solution: more walking, more bikes, more public transport—and fewer cars.<p>A year ago, the Georges Pompidou highway next to the right bank of Paris’s Seine River was filled with traffic. Now …

Carsharing

Tear down an expressway to build up a community

When acting like Robert Moses would do Jane Jacobs proud<p>New York City may be a Jane Jacobs town, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo is more of a Robert Moses …

Urban Design

Thinking About Solar Panels? See How Much Sun Your Roof Gets With This Map

You need a sunny roof to benefit from solar panels, but yours may be sunnier than you think. Google’s Project Sunroof gives building-by-building …

Solar Power

The Arctic Is Rapidly Turning Green, and It's a Serious Problem

Going Green<p>When it comes to the environment, greener is generally better. Except of course, when it comes to ecosystems that are specifically defined …

Healthy soil is the real key to feeding the world

One of the biggest modern myths about agriculture is that organic farming is inherently sustainable. It can be, but it isn’t necessarily. After all, …

Miami’s fight against rising seas

Just down the coast from Donald Trump's weekend retreat, the residents and businesses of south Florida are experiencing regular episodes of water in the streets. In the battle against rising seas, the region – which has more to lose than almost anywhere else in the world – is becoming ground …

Climate Change