Comedian Hasan Minhaj tackles ...

Dec 2, 2019 by

His analysis is both informative and humorous – a perfect way to spur people to action.

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Garbage In. Bacon Out.

Nov 29, 2019 by

Two brothers in New Mexico think that sounds like a pretty good business plan.

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San Francisco’s Quest to Make ...

Nov 21, 2019 by

‘Zero Waste’ might be the impossible dream, but San Francisco isn’t giving up.

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The world’s energy report card...

Nov 14, 2019 by

The world just got its energy report card … and at best, its grades are mixed.

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Build Tall or Net-Zero? The Co...

Nov 13, 2019 by

As President Trump moves forward with America’s globally embarrassing plan to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement, the state of California is—in addition to addressing the brunt of current climate change impacts—leading the nation in crafting policy around emissions reductions.

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Italy Becomes First Country to...

Nov 6, 2019 by

Italy has stepped into the forefront of environmental education by adding the climate crisis and sustainable development as a mandatory part of the curriculum, the country’s education minister announced Tuesday, as The New York Times reported.

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What if you owned your own pow...

Oct 22, 2019 by

“If you don’t own an oil well, get one.”Well, maybe you can’t afford an oil well, but what if you could own something even bigger—an entire electric utility?

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Exclusive: Patagonia founder Y...

Oct 19, 2019 by

“You want the truth? It’s hopeless. It’s completely hopeless.” That’s what Patagonia founder and chairman Yvon Chouinard told the L.A. Times about the plight of the earth amid climate change.

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In European First, Proposed Co...

Oct 8, 2019 by

“When we’re in the beginning of an ecological and climate collapse,” said the lawmaker who introduced the measure, “I hope we can re-think our relationship with Nature.”

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Why the Building Sector May Be...

Oct 4, 2019 by

Architects have enormous sway in specifying building materials and modes of operation; they also understand the political, budget, and client-education barriers to executing zero-carbon designs better than anyone.

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At CarbonPositive ’19, Archite...

Oct 4, 2019 by

At the instigation of architect Ed Mazria, last week’s conference traced how carbon becomes operationalized in the built environment.

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Oceans face dire threats from ...

Oct 3, 2019 by

Can something under threat also be a source of its own salvation? Climate change is wreaking havoc on the oceans. But the seas also hold tremendous potential for mitigation.

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At the Thai-Burma Border, a Ga...

Oct 1, 2019 by

Estudio Cavernas trains Burmese migrants to sustainably construct their own community center at the heart of a municipal waste site.

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From the Metropolis Archive: A...

Sep 10, 2019 by

Originally published in 2003, this article profiles Ed Mazria, veteran of green design who has studied global warming and sees its cause—and possible solution—coming from the same unlikely source: architects.

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The Best Place for Harvesting ...

Sep 5, 2019 by

And the same land can produce loads of food and electricity simultaneously.

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A Sustainable New Home for Bas...

Aug 29, 2019 by

Designed by FGP Atelier and Taller ADG, the new Diablos Rojos stadium is helping revive the city’s 1968 Olympic park.

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Here’s how we solve the planet...

Aug 21, 2019 by

Earlier this month, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a dire report highlighting the enormous environmental impact of agriculture. But the report also pointed to a clear way for us to feed more mouths without causing more planetary destruction: We can stop wasting food.

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NARF’s Commitment to Environme...

Jul 30, 2019 by

It is clear that our natural world is undergoing severe, catastrophic climate change that adversely impacts the lives of people and ecosystems worldwide. Native Americans and Alaska Natives are especially vulnerable and are experiencing disproportionate negative impacts on their cultures, health, and food systems.

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The Case for Declaring a Natio...

Jul 12, 2019 by

Given that the fate of millions of species, the future livelihoods of current high schoolers, and the stability of modern civilization rests in the balance, the only word to describe the situation is: emergency

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5 Creative Ways People are Car...

Jul 12, 2019 by

It’s no secret that our planet isn’t in the best shape. The poles’ protective ice is melting, there’s a hole in the ozone layer, and no one can figure out quickly enough how to replace CO2- producing cars.

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These COTE Top Ten Winners Are...

Jul 10, 2019 by

Four COTE Top Ten awardees exemplify sustainable design and community value.

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How to ensure sustainable palm...

Jul 3, 2019 by

Palm oil is the most widely consumed vegetable oil on the planet.

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The Future of Architecture: 7 ...

Jun 23, 2019 by

Architects share how the industry is addressing sustainability, accessibility and urban design

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“No Evidence” That Fracking Ca...

Jun 21, 2019 by

A group of doctors and scientists have released a report highlighting that 84 percent of studies published from 2009-2015 on the health impacts of fracking conclude the industry causes harm to human health.

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Habitat meets profit as ranche...

Jun 20, 2019 by

Often agricultural and environmental interests can be at odds. On the northern Great Plains, though, ranchers increasingly find that restoring native grasslands can benefit cattle and wildlife alike.

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Innovative window solar charge...

Jun 18, 2019 by

Recently launched on Kickstarter, the Window Solar Charger was conceived from the idea that everyone should be able to generate their own clean energy.

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Upcycled plastic bottles are u...

Jun 18, 2019 by

Innovative design start-up Six Miles Across London Limited (small.) has just unveiled an emergency shelter made almost entirely out of upcycled plastic bottles.

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World’s first upcycled high-ri...

Jun 18, 2019 by

Danish architecture firms Lendager Group and TREDJE NATUR want to prove that building tall doesn’t need to come at the cost of the environment or human comfort.

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Temperatures leap 40 degrees a...

Jun 17, 2019 by

And it may be messing with our weather.

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Building awareness of architec...

Jun 17, 2019 by

A new understanding and greater awareness of our interaction with the natural environment—and just how significant it is—is helping to open people’s eyes to what it means to build responsibly and sustainably.

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