Ago 02 2019
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Groundwater depletion is causing wells to run dry, affecting food production and domestic water access. Drilling deeper wells may stave off the drying up of wells—for those who can afford it and where hydrogeologic conditions permit it—yet the frequency of deeper drilling is unknown.
Researchers at UC Santa Barbara […]
Ago 01 2019
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It is not only about the extreme temperatures, European countries have also seen an increase in storms and floods linked to the climate crisis, which fossil fuels highly contribute to.
The EIB’s strategy paper laid out its focus on long-term investments that aligns with the Paris agreement, which aims to cap a global rise […]
Jul 29 2019
of WeWork members globally use sustainable forms of public transit (walk, bike, public transit).
of members globally who used to drive by themselves to work have switched to using more sustainable forms of transit since joining WeWork.WeWork is a company born in 2010 with the mission of creating something more than pleasant and shared office spaces. […]
Jul 19 2019
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There is no better way to beat heat than to head to the nearest beach! But you should avoid doing that if you live in Mississippi. That´s because all 21 of the state’s beaches have been shut down for swimming due to a blue-green harmful algal bloom (HAB), according to the Mississippi Department […]
Jul 08 2019
Saving materials from the scrap heap
1.The “Aviator’s Villa,” is a high-end example of this approach in the U.S. It is a home in New York designed by Urban Office Architecture and built from salvaged airplane parts. It is the very definition of biophilic, as it incorporates sweeping views of sky, trees and the lake below.
Jul 08 2019
Where countries are unable to control fertility rates and urbanization continues apace – within 35 years more than 100 cities will have populations larger than 5.5 million people. By 2100, say the authors, the world’s population centers will have shifted to Asia and Africa, with only 14 of the 101 largest cities in Europe or […]
Jul 01 2019
Finally, the falling cost of renewables in the US and a drastic drop in the popularity of coal have led to the renewables generating more electricity than coal for the first time ever.
April was a favorable month for renewables, with low energy demand and an uptick in wind generation. This means that coal may once […]
Jun 10 2019
It’s impossible to deny that the climate crisis is now and is here.
We have now added our own society to the endangered list. It’s clear that climate change isn’t only an issue for future generations: It’s ours to face today. But there are a few reasons to keep hope and optimism. There’s a new […]
Jun 10 2019
The U.S. Green Building Council has certified over 101.5 million square feet of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) buildings in San Francisco. A globally recognized symbol of achievement in sustainability.
Look at some of San Francisco’s greenest buildings. Having received the LEED Platinum certification, the highest possible rating, these sustainable builds are leading the […]
Jun 05 2019
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is now pervasive in all aspects of our lives as citizens, employees, consumers, and social beings. This new class of software technology has the potential to completely rewrite the world economic order. Its impact can already be seen in homes, businesses and political processes, and it promises to transform everything from healthcare […]