This solar-powered school prod...

Apr 17, 2019 by

This timber elementary school and kindergarten in Switzerland boasts more than just good looks —

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The Pragmatic Outlaw Swims Bac...

Apr 16, 2019 by

Aaron Betsky says that Craig Hodgetts’ writings remind us how to make architecture for today and tomorrow.

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When dam burst, here’s how one...

Apr 9, 2019 by

Flooding is a perennial danger for people living along Great Plains watersheds. But this spring the challenge has been epic in scale, calling forth individual resilience and the bonds of community.

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Industrial Hemp Is The Answer ...

Apr 5, 2019 by

Over the last three weeks, the Houston, TX area has been besieged by chemical fires—the latest resulting in the death of one person and the hospitalization of two others.

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Future Strategies for Next Gen...

Apr 1, 2019 by

Despite efforts to reduce global fuel consumption, society continues its insatiable and accelerating demand for energy.

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New UN Decade on Ecosystem Res...

Mar 28, 2019 by

The degradation of land and marine ecosystems undermines the well-being of 3.2 billion people and costs about 10 percent of the annual global gross product in loss of species and ecosystems services.

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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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The Missing Middle: Los Angele...

Mar 16, 2019 by

The desire for something “new and innovative” often stands in the way of proven and successful practices, especially when it involves changing zoning and building regulations.

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Unless It Changes, Capitalism ...

Feb 10, 2019 by

Capitalism has generated massive wealth for some, but it’s devastated the planet and has failed to improve human well-being at scale.

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ECO-LIFESTYLE CENTER

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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How Then Shall We Live?: Findi...

Feb 5, 2019 by

We would like to introduce Truthout’s new series, Truthout reporter Dahr Jamail and author Barbara Cecil is about the moonlight leaking between the roof planks of the “ruined house” of our planet.

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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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Drilling Towards Disaster: Why...

Jan 16, 2019 by

[Translate] Kelly Trout, priceforoil.org     Oil Change International in collaboration with: 350.org, Amazon Watch, BOLD Alliance,...

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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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Ten Ways 2018 Brought Us Close...

Dec 27, 2018 by

The 20 warmest years ever recorded have been within the last 22 years, and the four warmest of those have been 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, according to the World Meteorological Organization

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A moral test at climate summit...

Dec 15, 2018 by

The Paris Agreement was forged in a spirit of unified commitment. Now world leaders must determine how to quantify the obligation to aid developing nations in an energy transition.

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An Unthinkable, Inevitable Res...

Dec 3, 2018 by

Resilient design can’t save every human settlement from wildfires, drought, flooding, and other anthropogenic natural disasters. In some cases, we will have to consider retreat.

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Ecological Design Book Extract

Nov 26, 2018 by

In many ways, the environmental crisis is a design crisis. It is a consequence of how things are made, buildings are constructed, and landscapes are used.

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NYC plans to cut its biggest s...

Nov 23, 2018 by

New York City, already a relatively sustainable town, could reach new green heights if a certain city lawmaker has his way.

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Killing Plants Is the Fastest ...

Nov 21, 2018 by

A recently published study has found that “[c]limate change and human activity are dooming species at an unprecedented rate.”

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Your Children’s Yellowstone Wi...

Nov 16, 2018 by

In Yellowstone National Park, warming has brought rapid changes.
Winters are shorter. Less snow is falling.
Summers are hotter and drier.
In a few decades, this iconic American landscape will not be the same

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Up Against Big Oil in the Midt...

Nov 8, 2018 by

The election produced some wins for the climate, but also underscored the power of the fossil fuel industry.

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Arctic Oil Drilling Project Ap...

Oct 25, 2018 by

The Trump administration’s unrelenting quest for Arctic oil and gas took a major step on Wednesday as it approved an energy company’s controversial production plan.

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Trump’s failure to fight...

Oct 24, 2018 by

President Donald Trump, Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, and others who oppose action to address human-induced climate change should be held accountable…

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Why Architects Need to Get Dir...

Oct 18, 2018 by

The new book The Architecture of Closed Worlds: Or, What Is the Power of Shit? offers lessons for today by looking at Biosphere 2, 1970s ecohouses, and other microworlds.

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Don’t despair: the clima...

Oct 15, 2018 by

After the panicky IPCC report on climate change, it’s easy for pessimism to set in – but…

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