31 Jul 2018

Bird Brains Suggest How Ours Got So Big

New research uses birds to test a hypothesis about the origins of big brains. Given

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25 Jul 2018

Tips For Staying Cool In Hot Weather

In recent years, we have seen and experience more and more erratic and extreme weather.

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17 Jul 2018

The Rise Of The City Bee – How Urbanites Built The 21st-Century Apiculture

Urban apiculture is a booming trend. But many metropolitan beekeepers also believe that bees fare

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17 Jul 2018

How Polluted Oceans Hurt Us & How We Can Protect Them

Oceans and the life they sustain are vital to humankind. Unfortunately, overfishing, climate change, and pollution

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13 Jul 2018

100 Years Ago, Air Pollution Stained Birds Gray

The dirty feathers of birds in some museum collections are giving scientists clues as to

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13 Jul 2018

What’s Killing European Trees?

Soil fungi supply nutrients to trees, but as they wither from pollution, trees suffer too.

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12 Jul 2018

The Wrong Location Can Offset Health Benefits Of Walking

Exposure to air pollution on city streets is enough to counter the health benefits of

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05 Jul 2018

Too Much Noise Really Stresses Birds Out

Birds exposed to noise pollution created by natural gas compressors show symptoms similar to those

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29 Jun 2018

Cities Offer Hope For Saving Native Species

The rapid conversion of natural lands to cement-dominated urban centers is causing great losses in

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28 Jun 2018

Cities Make Us Forget What’s Great About Nature

Modern cities have lots to offer, but what does their lack of nature cost us?

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25 Jun 2018

Warming Oceans May Spark International ‘Fish Wars’

Climate change is forcing fish species to shift their habitats faster than the world’s system

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14 Jun 2018

How This Town Produces No Trash

Do you find separating trash by paper and plastic a chore? Then think about the

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09 May 2018

From Drone Swarms To Tree Batteries, New Tech Is Revolutionising Ecology & Conservation

Understanding Earth’s species and ecosystems is a monumentally challenging scientific pursuit. But with the planet

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04 May 2018

Trees Help Cities Save Money – Here’s How

Megacities are on the rise. There are currently 47 such areas around the globe, each

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30 Apr 2018

How Climate Change And Disease Helped The Fall Of Rome

At some time or another, every historian of Rome has been asked to say where we are,

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26 Apr 2018

The Diet That Helps Fight Climate Change

You don’t have to go vegan to fight climate change. Research shows that small changes

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24 Apr 2018

What People Get Wrong About Climate Change

When discussing climate change, it’s not about saving the planet. 195 countries just made a

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16 Mar 2018

The Best Countries To Escape The Worst Effects Of Climate Change

Using research from the University of Notre Dame, Eco Experts created a map ranking the

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28 Feb 2018

Why Scientists Have Modelled Climate Change Right Up To The Year 2300

The seas will continue to rise for 300 years. That’s the conclusion of a new

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23 Feb 2018

To Stop Migration, Stop The Abuse Of Africa’s Resources

Europe should tackle migration not by deploying troops, but by curbing economic abuse and destablisation.

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06 Dec 2017

Cities Are Literally Changing Animals

How cities are changing animals.   This feature is from The Verge.  

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30 Oct 2017

Why Resource Rich Countries Grow Slowly?

Why do countries face “The resource curse phenomenon” and how can countries having large natural

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07 Oct 2017

The Spectacular Autumn Colours Around The World

It’s the season for mother nature to dazzle us with golds, reds, yellows and oranges

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22 Sep 2017

How cities are making hurricanes more destructive

Scientists warn of expanding “bull’s-eyes” as the US builds in parts of the country at

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12 Sep 2017

Pope Francis On Climate Change Denial : ‘Man Is Stupid’

Climate change denials amid catastrophic hurricanes are a reminder that humans are not a particularly

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13 Jul 2017

Why Cities Are Where They Are

Politics and history aside, the single best place on Earth to build a city may

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22 Jun 2017

The Heat Is On : Climate Change In 2100 Is Very Scary

Up to 75 percent of people could face deadly heatwaves by 2100 unless carbon emissions

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12 Jun 2017

Why Do We Keep Building Depressingly Designed Cities?

Prof Colin Ellard was walking past the rows of new-build towers that dominate the west

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08 Jun 2017

As Trump Dumps Paris Accord, U.S Cities Must Now Take Its Own Lead

Build dense. Build near transit. Rinse and repeat. President Trump’s decision to pull out of

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06 Apr 2017

How The World’s First Cities Got Started

A 12,000-year-old “Stonehenge on steroids” transformed nomadic humans into members of complex societies. When the

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21 Feb 2017

How Much It Really Costs You To Drive To Work

With more and more workers moving to the cities, megaregions are expanding, and as they

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20 Feb 2017

The Top 5 US States Who Gives A Damn About Our Planet

Across the nation, Americans are going green – and they’re heading online for more information.

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14 Dec 2016

8 Amazing Places You Can Visit ‘Mars’ on Earth

From the ends of the Earth to its subterranean depths, lavanauts, desertnauts, cavenauts, and aquanauts

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23 Sep 2016

America’s Top 11 Autumn Getaways You Must Not Miss

Autumn is here and winter is not far behind. This transition is often seen as

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05 Jul 2016

Promote Walking For Health? How About For Whimsical Fun?

In Covington, Kentucky, local businesses and design teams collaborated on quirky installations that take up

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30 May 2016

Sci-Fi Cities & Mega Cities Of The Future, As Imagined Or Not?

Will we live in buildings made out of waste, heavily surveilled smart cities, or maybe

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12 May 2016

While We Fear The End, These Scientists Live The End Everyday

The scientists at the National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center model cyberattacks, global pandemics, and

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09 May 2016

Stop Blaming Meat For Climate Change

Farming livestock – cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and chickens – contributes around 6 billion tonnes

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03 May 2016

Can Australia’s Climate Change Mission Be Saved With Farming?

Australia’s agricultural lands help to feed about 60 million people worldwide, and also support tens of

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06 Apr 2016

America Is So Wasteful, Time To Use It To Its Advantage

A few cities are using leftovers to power buses and buildings. Americans funnel 40 percent

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28 Mar 2016

A First Look Into Our Future With Urban Forestry

We know intuitively that we need trees in our cities. They enhance the public realm,

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13 Jan 2016

You Need A New Relationship With Urban Noise

You know the drill – walking through the city alone you have your headphones on,

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07 Jan 2016

How To Turn Bland Infra To Something Beautifully Good

Infrastructure can be wielded as a means of promoting the common good or as an

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06 Jan 2016

How To Light Cities In The Future Without Ruining It

From the medieval candle to phosphorescent trees and glow-in-the-dark concrete, Daryl Mersom charts the trajectory

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05 Jan 2016

Why Cities Rise Fast And Falls Faster

Combined challenge of climate change and population growth puts premium on rapid urbanisation ‘in a

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05 Jan 2016

It Is Obvious! Climate Change Needs Broadest Collaboration

To achieve the kind of environmentally sustainable future we will want our grandchildren to inherit,

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17 Dec 2015

How To Pioneer Efficient And Sustainable Community Living

For most of human history, we’ve lived in groups a lot larger than our family

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16 Dec 2015

Want To Build Better Cities? Get Involved In Rail Projects

Our cities are slowing down. Traffic speeds have slowed in the world’s cities for 30

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08 Dec 2015

Why Climate Change Really Is In Our Hands, Not Politicians

It’s now almost certain that 2015 will be the warmest year ever recorded. However, rather

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23 Nov 2015

Why Greenland’s People Will Pioneer A New Way Of Life

Greenland’s hunters are facing a threat to centuries of tradition. Albert Lukassen’s world is melting

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