18 Mar 2019

4 Ways We Can Avoid A Catastrophic Drought

As the world’s climate patterns continue to shift unpredictably, places where drinking water was once

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11 Mar 2019

What Poop Can Teach Us About An Ancient City’s Downfall

Never underestimate the power of poop. After more than 1,000 years, it can still have

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10 Mar 2019

Which US Cities Make It Easiest To Commute Without A Car?

A new study examines 20 American cities and finds most are sorely lacking in non-car

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01 Feb 2019

Air Pollution May Be Affecting How Happy You Are

For decades now, GDP has been the standard measure of a nation’s well-being. But it

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31 Jan 2019

Polar Vortex : What Is It And How Is It Linked To Climate Change?

The polar vortex has broken into ‘two swirling blobs of cold air’, bringing the most

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24 Jan 2019

Davos 2019 Key Moments For Day Three

As expected, this year’s World Economic Forum continues to illuminate environmental, economic and societal issues

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21 Jan 2019

Davos 2019 – Ten Points Worth Remembering

The World Economic Forum 2019 will talk about existing and future challenges we all have

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16 Jan 2019

Humanity Has Managed To Change Places We’ve Barely Even Visited

From the Mariana Trench to the Moon, we don’t have to be in a place

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20 Dec 2018

How We Can Design Timeless Cities For Our Collective Future

There’s a creeping sameness in many of our newest urban buildings and streetscapes, says architect

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19 Dec 2018

If you recycled all the plastic garbage in the world, you could buy the NFL, Apple and Microsoft

This year, I served on the judging panel for The Royal Statistical Society’s International Statistic

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17 Dec 2018

A Living, Breathing City Through Smart Technology

As cities become more congested – the United Nations estimate 70% of all humans will

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14 Dec 2018

What Can Bees Teach Us About Building Better Urban Ecosystems?

Vacant land and urban agriculture are rejuvenating wild bee populations. Bees love cities. What can

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07 Dec 2018

How Where You’re Born Influences The Person You Become

As early as the fifth century, the Greek historian Thucydides contrasted the self-control and stoicism

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03 Dec 2018

Why Daily Doses Of Nature In The City Matter For People And The Planet

The environmental movement is shifting away from focusing solely on raising awareness about environmental issues.

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06 Nov 2018

Will Smart Technology Solve The Urban Waste Crisis?

The migration of people into the world’s urban centres has created crisis levels of waste.

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05 Nov 2018

Earth’s Wilderness Is Vanishing, & Just A Handful Of Nations Can Save It

Just 20 countries are home to 94% of the world’s remaining wilderness, excluding the high

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29 Oct 2018

How To Ensure Your Property Is Weatherproof

There is presently an ongoing debate regarding what the effects of climate change are on

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29 Oct 2018

World Hunger Has Risen For Three Straight Years, And Climate Change Is A Cause

World hunger has risen for a third consecutive year, according to the United Nations’ annual

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25 Oct 2018

Some Reasons Why You Should Have Air Purifiers At Home

It is crucial to get the best air purifier for your house or office if

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23 Oct 2018

Cultural Heritage Has A Lot To Teach Us About Climate Change

Museums, archaeological sites and historical buildings are rarely included in conversations about climate change, which

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16 Oct 2018

Machine Learning Makes A Cost-Effective Environmental Watchdog

Machine learning could help safeguard public health and spot environmental dangers, according to new research.

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09 Oct 2018

The UN’s 1.5°C Special Climate Report At A Glance

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a special report on October 08 on the

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09 Oct 2018

Why What’s Happening In Antarctica Won’t Stay In Antarctica

The loss of polar ice may seem like an abstract concern, but it’s one that

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03 Oct 2018

Rooftop Farming: Why Vertical Gardening Is Blooming In Kampala

Ugandans are finding creative solutions to the growing challenges of urbanisation. When Martin Agaba realised

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27 Sep 2018

Fixing All The Most Annoying Parts Of City Life

From public brawls to garbage piles, cities are solving some long-standing nuisances. Street Fights Could

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24 Sep 2018

4 Ways To Curb Our Addiction To Plastic

Not all plastic is evil, but our world could probably do with a whole lot

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21 Sep 2018

What Part Of “Brexit Now” Don’t You Understand?

Many people regard Magna Carta as the first constitutional guarantee of the basic liberties of the English-speaking

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19 Sep 2018

Why Cities Rule The World

Cities are the 21st century’s dominant form of civilization — and they’re where humanity’s struggle for survival

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14 Sep 2018

Give Trees Some Space

Even city trees need some boundaries. CITY TREES, LIKE ALL URBAN dwellers, have to live out

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14 Sep 2018

Why The Actions Of Cities — Not Nations — Will Be The Key To Our Survival On Earth

While some world leaders resist global cooperation, city leaders are working across borders to tackle

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13 Sep 2018

Lessons From Cities That Plan For Their Rivers

In Nairobi, Kenya, the government is destroying buildings constructed on riparian land in a bid

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12 Sep 2018

More Rain, More Development Spell Disaster For Some U.S. Cities

There’s more rain falling on some parts of the U.S. than there used to be,

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05 Sep 2018

How To Build Global Cities Without So Many Cars

Expanding public transportation, walking, and biking in cities could save more than $100 trillion in

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05 Sep 2018

What Climate Change Means For Northern, Colder Cities

A new study outlines some of the effects that climate change will have on northern

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04 Sep 2018

Working With Nature Can Help Us Build Greener Cities Instead Of Urban Slums

As Australian cities grow and transform, we need to ensure we are not building the

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03 Sep 2018

Dumber Humans — That’s Just One Effect Of A More Polluted Future

ANOTHER DOWNSIDE. We knew that air pollution damages our physical health. Turns out, it’s also wreaking

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28 Aug 2018

It’s The End Of The World As We Know It. Is There Any Room For Optimism?

When the band R.E.M came out with its 1987 hit, It’s the End of the World

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27 Aug 2018

Researchers Seek New Ways To Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Cities

Scientists are studying biofilms—complex bacteria societies—in new ways to discover new tools for fighting antibiotic-resistant

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24 Aug 2018

Clean Air Is Now A Status Symbol In The World’s Most Polluted Cities

The Cordis hotel in Shanghai boasts proximity to railways and the airport, a beautiful pool,

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23 Aug 2018

Plastic Straws Aren’t The Problem

Skipping straws may be hip. But there are much better ways to fight pollution. New York’s

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23 Aug 2018

The Electrification Of Transport Could Transform Our Future – If We Are Prepared For It

Electric vehicles (EVs) are set to change everything about how energy is consumed and supplied.

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23 Aug 2018

Neil deGrasse Tyson: We Can Use Hurricanes To Power The Cities Of Tomorrow

Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson is tired of how people deal with hurricanes and wants scientists

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22 Aug 2018

When The Weather Is Extreme, Is Climate Change To Blame?

Dramatic weather events happened these past few weeks in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere.

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21 Aug 2018

The Case For Building $1,500 Parks

A groundbreaking new study shows that access to “greened” vacant lots reduced feelings of worthlessness

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13 Aug 2018

The Market Will Give Us Cleaner Energy, If We Let It

Market forces are giving Americans cheaper, cleaner energy. We would all be best served to

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10 Aug 2018

How The Marvel Of Electric Light Became A Global Blight To Health

Light pollution is often characterised as a soft issue in environmentalism. This perception needs to

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02 Aug 2018

Yes, Humans Are Depleting Earth’s Resources, But ‘Footprint’ Estimates Don’t Tell The Full Story

Experts widely agree that human activities are harming the global environment. Since the Industrial Revolution,

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02 Aug 2018

If Energy Becomes Free In The Future, How Will That Affect Our Lives?

Technology is making the cost of many things trend towards zero. Things we used to

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01 Aug 2018

How Cities Are Creating New Species

From the nut-cracking crows of Sendai to ‘Turdus urbanicus’ (the new urban blackbird), animals are

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