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World's Biggest Sockeye Run Shut Down as Wild Pacific Salmon Fight for Survival

Salmon have been swimming in Pacific Northwest waters for at least 7 million years, as indicated by fossils of large saber-tooth salmon found in the …

British Columbia
Flute

As heat waves worsen, cities are trying hard to stay cool

With the country’s biggest cities seeing more extreme spikes in average temperature, leading planners and architects are getting creative to keep temperatures down<p>Between seemingly unrelenting heat waves, the punishing "heat dome" effect, and the gross reality of "corn sweat," this summer has been …

Designers show what Green Loop could look like

View Comments<p>If you could link the city of Portland’s inner west side and east side along a 6-mile pedestrian- and bike-friendly Green Loop, how …

Urban Design

How Barcelona “superblocks” return city streets to the people

As in Singapore and everywhere else in big urban cities around the world, air pollution and traffic congestions is a major problem for city planners …

This Future Highway Will Remove Lanes, But Add Public Transit And Space For Drones

Architects in Shenzhen, China, have designed a highway for the future of transportation that’s unlike any highway you’ve ever seen.<p>When cities redesign traffic-clogged highways, they often make them wider–despite the fact that tends to make traffic even worse. In Shenzhen, China, a team of …

An Australian Architect's Simple Brick House With Impressive Green Roof

With a simple brick house on a tiny lot, an Australian architect shows that style needn't be fussy or expensive.<p>A few years ago, Emilio Fuscaldo and his partner, Anna Krien, needed to move, and they figured they would rent a house where they could live more sustainably. But when Krien suggested …

Architecture

How to Integrate the 12 Principles of Permaculture to Design a Truly Sustainable Project

<i>The 12 principles published here are explained in detail in the book Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability, by David …

We're Living in a Golden Age of Urban Green Spaces

More than two hundred years ago, when New York’s grandees were scheming about how their city should continue swallowing farmland and forest, they …

Urbanism

Living Baubotanik tree tower rises in Germany

Timber is often regarded as a tree’s most valuable asset, but what if there was a way to harness the living plant for construction without cutting it …

Stainless Steel

How much space do people take up in different modes of transport?

Everyone has been showing versions of the City of Muenster poster comparing how much space people take up when they are in cars, buses or bikes. Now …