Green roofs to take over NYC s...

Apr 30, 2019 by

Moments before Earth Day, New York City passed a major Climate Mobilization Act with new regulations for reducing emissions and becoming a more resilient city — including requiring all new buildings to have green roofs.

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Climate Friendly Farming Is Ta...

Apr 30, 2019 by

New York wants to fight climate change through good farming. Here’s the dirt.

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Make America Graze Again

Apr 22, 2019 by

Nashville’s Zach Richardson uses sustainable practices — and a flock of sheep — to clear overgrown landscapes.

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Canadian grocer to allow reusa...

Apr 18, 2019 by

Starting next week, shoppers at Metro stores in Quebec can go zero waste more easily than ever.

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Why did humans start farming?

Apr 3, 2019 by

Hunter-gatherers worked less, had more varied diets, and better health – so why did we switch to agriculture?

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China’s Recycling Policy Is Ma...

Apr 2, 2019 by

“Just because it’s made of plastic doesn’t mean it can be recycled.”

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‘Regenerative agriculture’: Wo...

Mar 28, 2019 by

You’re about to start seeing the term “regenerative” when you scan packages of Cheerios and boxed mac and cheese in the grocery aisles.

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What Artificial Intelligence M...

Mar 20, 2019 by

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the ability to complement human efforts by gathering and analyzing data to formulate solutions for various problems without human supervision.

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Feb 7, 2019 by

Istanbul is perhaps one of the world’s leading examples of unsustainable retail development.

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Q+A: What Is a Smart City? Thr...

Feb 6, 2019 by

In a roundtable with ARCHITECT, architect Paul Doherty, policy and sustainability expert Debra Lam, and author Anthony Townsend trade opinions and insights on what the buzzword really means, why the world’s largest companies want a stake, and how architects can step up to the plate.

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Cooper Hewitt to Showcase Desi...

Feb 5, 2019 by

As a polar vortex sweeps across the nation, we are again forced to confront the new realities of a changing climate. Luckily, some architects and designers are collaborating with scientists, engineers, and environmentalists to develop solutions to social and environmental issues caused by global warming.

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7 Unique Ways to Go Green in t...

Jan 30, 2019 by

There are a variety of ways to go green in the home, such as recycling, using less water, opting for plastic alternatives, and cutting down on energy use.

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Major brands commit to selling...

Jan 29, 2019 by

If the Loop pilot project succeeds, store shelves could soon look a lot different than they do now.

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Will this human dressed as a r...

Jan 24, 2019 by

In the wild world of U.S. politics, it isn’t unusual for elected officials to use props to illustrate their points. As you might recall, Republican Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe brought a snowball onto the Senate floor to argue against the validity of global warming.

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Why Reusing Buildings Should B...

Jan 19, 2019 by

At the inaugural Rio Conference on the Global Environment in 1992, three facts became abundantly clear: the earth was indeed warming; fossil fuels were no longer a viable source of energy; and the built environment would have to adapt to this new reality.

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China gets tough on US recycla...

Jan 10, 2019 by

Beijing’s 2018 crackdown on recyclables was widely decried as a disaster for global recycling. Facing rising recycling costs, cities like Sanford, Maine, have found innovative ways to respond.

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Europeans want to repair, not ...

Jan 9, 2019 by

The Right to Repair movement is rapidly growing – and it can’t come soon enough.

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Millet anyone? Facing soil cri...

Jan 5, 2019 by

Few Americans think much about where their food comes from, let alone the dirt it grows in. But in the US Midwest and Plains some farmers are looking to the soil to improve their crops and protect the environment.

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Ideas for Building an Eco-Frie...

Jan 4, 2019 by

Are you hoping to add a shed to your backyard so that you will have additional storage space and make your outdoor area more aesthetically pleasing?

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Why should I sacrifice when bi...

Jan 3, 2019 by

Have you ever heard the credo “every day, once a day, give yourself a present?” It comes from Agent Dale Cooper in Twin Peaks, and personally, I live by it.I propose a slight modification: Every day, once a day, give your future self a present … by doing something to counteract climate change. Certainly less catchy, but a more noble motto nonetheless.

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Trump’s White House Will Have ...

Dec 18, 2018 by

The bill is now on the mayor’s desk.

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The Farm Bill Ignores the Real...

Dec 14, 2018 by

True farming reform means adjusting the system to support small and midsize producers and cultivating a more sustainable system of agriculture.

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Harvard Opens Snøhetta-Designe...

Dec 6, 2018 by

Dubbed HouseZero, the building uses data-collecting sensors, passive ventilation, low embodied energy materials, and geothermal wells, among other strategies.

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Trump’s air pollution adviser:...

Oct 25, 2018 by

Last spring, air pollution researchers from around the world gathered to discuss their latest findings. Among them were scientists who led landmark studies linking smog and soot to deadly health problems.

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Simple Steps to Living a Green...

Sep 26, 2018 by

Going green and living a more sustainable life doesn’t…

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Solar panels and rooftop praye...

Sep 25, 2018 by

In science, research accidents can lead to breakthroughs.

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Buy It For Life: Best Products...

Sep 25, 2018 by

We’ve all heard someone claim that products just aren’t made like they used to be…

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What Is Greenwashing, And How ...

Sep 17, 2018 by

How to determine if your eco-friendly practices and purchases are really ..

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We could shift to sustainabili...

Sep 6, 2018 by

The costs of the status quo keep rising;

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Concrete, It’s Electric!

Sep 4, 2018 by

Researchers are increasingly innovating renewable concrete…

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