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What would an entirely flood-proof city look like?

The wetter the better. From sponge cities in China to ‘berms with benefits’ in New Jersey and floating container classrooms in the slums of Dhaka, we look at a range of projects that treat storm water as a resource rather than a hazard<p>They call it “pave, pipe, and pump”: the mentality that has …

Hurricane Harvey

Elon Musk’s Boring Co. gets Hawthorne city nod to dig a two-mile test tunnel

Elon Musk’s The Boring Company, which he dreamed up while sitting in traffic in LA because he wanted to go <i>under</i> said traffic, has permission to dig a two-mile test tunnel in Hawthorne, California just outside LA. The approval for the test dig comes from the Hawthorne City Council, which voted four …

Elon Musk

Japan’s Renewable-Energy Revolution

Because solar panels are much smaller than gas or wind turbines, they can often be arrayed in unusual shapes.<p>Photographer: © Jamey Stillings<p>And …

Renewable Energy

Es wirkt

Die Kosten der erneuerbaren Energien fallen drastisch, die CO2-Emissionen steigen nicht mehr, der ökologische Fußabdruck des Menschen wird kleiner – …

Windenergie-Pioniere ziehen in raue Gewässer

<b>Feste Fundamente für Offshore-Windkraftanlagen eignen sich nur für flache Meere. Schwimmkörper eröffnen ein weit größeres Potenzial.</b><p>Fast überall …

China: Das größte schwimmende Solarkraftwerk der Welt gebaut

<b>Mit einem gefluteten Tagebau hatte man im chinesischen Huainan eine geeignete Fläche für das größte schwimmende Solarkraftwerk der Welt gefunden.</b> …

The Future Of Neighborhoods: Five Projects That Show How We’ll Live

Residential life could soon be changing.<p>1. We’ll Generate Our Own Resources<p><b>An ambitious experiment in the Netherlands could be a model for life off the grid.</b><p>When a new housing development called ReGen Village opens as early as next year on the outskirts of Amsterdam, residents won’t have to rely on …

Sustainability

The Tallinn experiment: what happens when a city makes public transport free?

Since Estonia’s capital started providing free public transport for residents in 2013, it claims to have turned a €20m a year profit each year. But has the scheme achieved its ambitions of reducing traffic and saving people money?<p>In London a monthly travel card for the whole city costs almost £200. …

Cities

Ideas<p>IdeasThis Simple Box Serves Up Running Water And Clean Electricity In Remote Locations<p>IdeasThis Andy Warhol-Inspired Toy Line Funds Help For Other Artists<p>IdeasInterior Design Students Are Using Their Skills To Brighten Spaces That Are Usually Ignored<p>Entertainment<p>EntertainmentWhy Yvonne Orji’s …

Massive Antarctica ice sheet is cracking due to warming oceans

When a giant (225 square mile) slice of Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier broke off in 2015, scientists wondered exactly what caused it. Well, they now have an explanation... and it's not very reassuring. They've determined through satellite imagery that the break started when a rift was formed at …

Climate Change

Studie: Elektroautos mit Batterie sind effizienter als mit Brennstoffzelle

<b>Wissenschaftler der Stanford University und der Technischen Universität München haben berechnet, welcher Antrieb kosten-effizienter bei der</b> …

Finland Plans on Being The First Country in The World to Phase Out Coal For Good

A total ban by 2030.<p>Finland has announced a plan to phase out all coal burning by 2030, which would make it the first nation to cut ties with one of …

Energy

Kohlekraftwerke gieren nach Holz

Immer mehr Bäume werden gefällt, um sie in europäischen Kohlekraftwerken zu verheizen. Der Strom gilt dann als klimaneutral - doch die Kalkulation …

Zufall verhinderte in Fukushima Explosion von Brennstäben

(Video: Süddeutsche Zeitung/wochit , Foto:AFP )<p>Nach dem Atomunglück von Fukushima drohte ein schwerer Brand in einem Abklingbecken. Brennstäbe hätten …

As drought grips Iran, farmers lament loss of a way of life

Watermelons once sprung from this soil, the giant striped fruit dotting the arid landscape like mushrooms after a rain.<p>“It was such a garden,” farmer Hossain Mirakhouri, 45, recalled of his childhood on this sun-scorched plateau east of Tehran.<p>Now nothing remains of his family’s patch of …

Agriculture

Small but beautiful: a home you'll die for

South Africans can learn a thing or two from Japanese architecture with its less is more approach, its minimalist precision and its sleek …

Wie man ein Atomkraftwerk entkernt

In Karlsruhe zerlegen Atomtechniker einen Forschungsreaktor. Das bedeutet jahrelange Millimeterarbeit unter Extrembedingungen – und zeigt, was beim …

Fukushima in New York? This Nuclear Plant Has Some Regulators Nervous.

A new documentary explores the fight around Indian Point Energy Center in the wake of Japan’s 2011 nuclear disaster.<p>Could what happened in Fukushima happen 35 miles (56 kilometers) north of New York City?<p>That’s what many activists and former nuclear regulators fear for the Indian Point Energy …

Energy

Musk and Straubel talk about the Model 3 ramp and solar power

Reddit Email Comments<p>At the press conference held in the lobby of the Gigafactory on Wednesday evening, Elon Musk and JB Straubel told the press a …

Trudeau, Obama and Pena Nieto agree to emission-reduction goals at summit

The Canadian, U.S. and Mexican leaders have agreed to a trilateral energy and climate plan that sets new goals for emission reductions, and paves the way for joint development of low-carbon technologies and a dramatic increase of electricity exports from Canada.<p>At the North American leaders' summit …

Climate

7.7 tons of Chiba's Fukushima waste won't be deemed radioactive anymore, clearing way for general disposal

The government on Friday informed the city of Chiba that the radioactive designation for 7.7 tons of Fukushima-tainted waste stored in the city will …

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Energy Nest: Einfache, billige Energiespeicher aus Beton

Energiespeicher sind heute meistens entweder billig oder effizient. Eine norwegische Firma hat sich auf billige Speicher spezialisiert.<p>Ein einfacher …

"Clean Coal": Milliarden bei CO2-Sequestrierung versenkt

<b>In den USA ist ein "Clean Coal"-Kraftwerk deutlich über Budget – und die Technik läuft immer noch nicht stabil.</b><p>Die Obama-Regierung setzt neben …

Food waste: harvesting Spain's unwanted crops to feed the hungry

Spain’s gleaning movement has grown rapidly in response to austerity, harvesting imperfect fruit and veg - that would otherwise be wasted - for food banks. Now its own line of jams, soups and sauces is taking off too<p>Under a blazing Catalan sun, Abdelouahid wipes the sweat from his brow in a cabbage …

Agriculture

Half of all US food produce is thrown away, new research suggests

The demand for ‘perfect’ fruit and veg means much is discarded, damaging the climate and leaving people hungry<p>Americans throw away almost as much food as they eat because of a “cult of perfection”, deepening hunger and poverty, and inflicting a heavy toll on the environment.<p>Vast quantities of fresh …

Agriculture

Roy Glauber: "Bedauere, dass wir die Bombe nicht früher hatten"

Der Physiknobelpreisträger ist heute einer der letzten Zeitzeugen des Atombombenbaus<p>Lindau – Unter größter Geheimhaltung arbeiteten US-Physiker ab …

Global fish production approaching sustainable limit, UN warns

Around 90% of the world’s stocks are now fully or overfished and production is set to increase further by 2025, according to report from UN’s food body<p>Global fish production is approaching its sustainable limit, with around 90% of the world’s stocks now fully or overfished and a 17% increase in …

Fish

Offshore-Windkraft ersetzt Offshore-Ölförderung

<b>Während fossile Öl- und Gasfelder in der Nordsee aufgrund sinkender Preise aufgegeben werden, gibt es einen Boom bei Offshore-Windkraft. Entscheidend</b> …