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Who's Gonna Pay For Global Warming?

Who do you think? The middle classes of the developed world will pay with their hard-earned taxes. The poor of the world will pay with their blood, sweat and tears. And half the species on this planet will pay with their lives. The 1% won’t even notice, although Bree might wonder why her friend’s …

Save Water Simply

We commonly overlook the fact that the water we use to clean dishes, flush the toilet, or water plants is the same quality of what we drink! It’s not …

Water Stress Threatens Future Energy Production

When we flip on a light, we rarely think about water. But electricity generation is the biggest user of water in the United States. Thermoelectric power plants alone use more than 200 billion gallons of water a day – about 49 percent of the nation’s total water withdrawals.<p>Large quantities of water …

The Top 5 Environmental Issues Humanity Should Be Thinking About in 2013

<i>Image via Shutterstock</i><p>Like too many fruit flies in a bottle, there are now so many humans on this finite planet that we are changing our environment …

Turning waste into building blocks of the future city

Modern cities create vast quantities of waste. But rather than causing a crisis, could these overflowing landfills help create urban landscapes of the future? In the third of Building Tomorrow’s expert viewpoints, urban designer Mitchell Joachim looks at ways our trash can be turned into …

Culture's role in environmental change

A huge body of science has built up over the last 50 years to prove that climate change is anthropogenic: human-made. The balance of nature is being …