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3 Major Projects That Will Change The Fabric Of New York City

From an entirely new neighborhood to a park built under the city itself, New York is rapidly evolving.<p>Today, we often talk about the city as data–an immensely complex, intangible network of information. The city of bits is on the ascendent. Yet in New York, the physical infrastructure of the city …

This Floating, Solar-Powered Bike Path Could Give Chicagoans A Better Commute

SecondShore gets the city’s cyclists off the roads so they don’t have to ride around cars.<p>It’s getting easier to bike to work in Chicago. The city added 100 miles of new bike lanes over the last five years, and, by 2019, plans to add another 50 miles of “better” bike lanes, including lanes with …

Bike Lanes

This Pipe Could End California's Drought Problem

A giant, solar-powered pipe unveiled by Vancouver researchers at Land Art Generator Initiative 2016 could end California’s drought problem.<p>California …

Carbon-Eating Bacteria Could Be One Answer to Climate Change

Clostridium thermocellum can metabolize CO2.<p>The bacterium <i>Clostridium thermocellum</i> has garnered a lot of interest recently because of its ability to break down cellulose (a notoriously tough organic compound found in plants) into usable biofuels without added enzymes. While studying these useful …

Biology

Let's Celebrate the Environmental Progress Made During the Last Eight Years

Michael Brune on President's Obama's environmental record<p>On November 8, Americans will elect a new president, and Barack Obama will begin his final …

A new report shows that our efforts to fight global warming are paying off in the biggest way yet

There are many ways to measure our progress to mitigate global warming. One of the surest is to ask whether economic growth, which has historically gone hand-in-hand with increased use of fossil fuels, is still linked to higher carbon emissions.<p>The answer for 2015 is “no,” according to a new report …

Fossil Fuels

Winters in the US and Britain have been horrendous lately, and researchers finally think they know why

Climate scientists from the University of Sheffield have agreed that climate change may be intensifying the effects of the jet stream, which in turn may cause extreme cold weather on both sides of the Atlantic.<p>The new study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, found that the recent …

The world is racing to stop climate change. But the math still doesn’t add up

The entire globe is moving fast to stop climate change. The Paris climate agreement enters into legal force on Friday, and then shortly afterwards comes a first global meeting to start implementing it in Marrakech, Morocco. (Yes, there’s also a U.S. election in there somewhere that could, er, …

Climate Change

For every ton of CO2 pumped into the atmosphere, we lose 32 square feet of Arctic sea ice.

This is according to a new study in Science<i>.</i> That’s a sizable slab: Rose <i>and</i> Jack could have floated on a ’burg that big with room to spare (and …

The Arctic

Australia being 'left behind' by global momentum on climate change

Climate Institute says the speed with which the Paris agreement has come into force has caught the country by surprise<p>Australia’s lack of progress on climate change policy is increasingly at odds with global momentum and risks leaving Australia’s economy behind, according to a new report.<p>The …

Climate

10 Bullsh*t Arguments Against GMOs

Read this before you hate on them.<p>According to the internet, GMOs are responsible for a lot of problems. You’ve heard that they cause almost everything, including weight gain, acne, allergies, eczema, asthma, and maybe even cancer. They’re killing the bees, the butterflies ... And I’m hearing …

Elon Musk thinks we need a 'popular uprising' against the fossil fuel industry

The film features interviews with scientists, policy makers, and others working to combat the emissions that are dangerously destabilizing our climate.<p>Musk discussed his vision for a global shift toward more localized, clean energy system of solar panels and batteries.<p>But he said the power of the …

Here’s What Climate Change Could Do to New York City

Documentary filmmaker Josh Fox explains how rising sea levels could make the East Coast unrecognizable.<p>There’s a nice shot of the Brooklyn Bridge, of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, of Coney Island, the 9/11 Memorial, and the Statue of Liberty in a new video from director <b>Josh Fox</b>. And then there is the …

Climate Change

Nissan: We Gave You Clean Cars, Now Give Us Clean Energy

Electric cars will fall short of helping the environment without cleaner energy to charge the vehicles’ batteries, said Carlos Ghosn, chief executive …

Autos

Adding 1 million people along the Wilshire corridor could help L.A. create a sustainable city

What will Los Angeles look like in 2050?<p>Based on climate research conducted at UCLA, the answer to that question could potentially be very bleak. L.A. will be hotter, with more wildfires and less snow in the San Gabriels. As my colleague Mark Gold, UCLA's vice chancellor for environment and …

Urban Design

The world's biggest climate agreement goes into effect tomorrow — here's what it actually means

Climate

Affordable prefab cabin Dubldom now accepting U.S. pre-orders

Keeping it simple<p>One of the coolest, most affordable prefab homes we know is the DublDom series from Moscow-based firm Bio Architects, headed up by architect Ivan Ovchinnikov. The simple modern cabins range from a 280-square-foot studio (bathroom and kitchen, included) to a 1,400-square-foot …

Prefab Homes

This Beautiful Bike Path Glows at Night

The phosphor material lights up after being charged by the sun.<p>There's no lack of gorgeous bike paths around the world, but there's one big problem with most of these cyclist-friendly routes—they can only be used safely used from dawn to dusk, which is why one engineering firm came up with a truly</i> …

The Impossible Quest to Catalog a Decade of NYC Street Art

"I see next to no good street art anymore," says photographer Katherine Lorimer (a.k.a. Luna Park), the author of '(Un)Sanctioned,' a new book documenting the peak and decline of NYC street art, as well as the illegal graffiti that's as strong as ever.<p>Photo-sharing sites like Flickr and Instagram …

Indian farmers fight against climate change using trees as a weapon

As the world passes a critical barrier for climate change, radical techniques for turning farms into carbon sinks are growing in popularity in India<p>In 19 years, Ramu Gaviti’s six acres of land have gone from barren, dry and sparsely vegetated to fertile, moist and thick with biomass. Peacocks, wild …

Fossil Fuels

Families forced to pay for private bin collectors as funding cuts bite

Householders have been forced to pay hundreds of pounds for a private rubbish collectors after a council cut bin collections to just once every three weeks.<p>It emerged a businessman in Greater Manchester is charging £25 a month for his service as he claimed he is emptying 200 bins per day.<p>Outraged …

Sustainability

Floating homes: a solution to flooding, crowded cities and unaffordable housing

Architects from Amsterdam to Lagos are building on water to try to tackle the twin urban pressures of population density and climate change<p>It’s a timber-clad house with open-plan living, pale floorboards and large windows giving views across Chichester canal. This building designed by London-based …

Housing

Energy News: Engineers May Have Found The Most Practical Form Of Usable Electricity

Chasing that 2-year-old from one end of the house to the other may one day help reduce your electric bill. Researchers at the University of …

Top 20+ Japan Street Photography Shots That Capture The Rarely Seen Side Of The Land Of The Rising Sun

Few places in the world are as alluring as Japan when it comes to street photography. The neon alleyways of Tokyo, Osaka, and other major cities …

Street Photography

SunToWater units produce 40 to 100 gallons of clean water per day from the air

<b>These units, said to be capable of producing 40-100 gallons of clean water per day, can be powered by solar or solar plus grid power.</b><p>Last week, I …

The Dazzling Designs for a New York That Never Existed

From skyscraper bridges to glass domes, an intoxicating glimpse at how New York might have looked.<p>Architect Raymond Hood, once described as a …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Solar-powered tiny houses take the spotlight in California competition

Some 20,000 people showed up to tour these designs<p>For over a decade, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon competition has challenged college students around the world to build the most energy-efficient solar-powered house. The biennial event is impressive for sure (just look at last …

Chinese Companies Are Paying $45 Billion to Build Egypt's Next Capital

The ambitious project just received funding to move closer toward completion<p>As soon as it was announced in March of 2015, Egypt’s plan to relocate its capital from Cairo to a plot of desert 28 miles east received a healthy dose of skepticism from critics at home and abroad. With political turmoil …

Common Traits That Make Great Photos, Part 1

Take a moment to think about the most famous photo you know. What made you choose that picture? Think of another equally powerful one. What made you …

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