24 Sep 2019

How The Youth-Led Climate Strikes Became A Global Mass Movement

It began as a call to action from a group of youth activists scattered across

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20 Sep 2019

Combatting Climate Change Doesn’t Mean Abandoning Growth – But It Does Require Tough Choices

With the right combination of policies, we can increase living standards and mitigate global warming

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18 Sep 2019

Three Things Jokowi Could Do Better To Stop Forest Fires And Haze In Indonesia

Early in Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s first term, Indonesia experienced some of the worst

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17 Sep 2019

40 Years Ago, Scientists Predicted Climate Change. And Hey, They Were Right

Forty years ago, a group of climate scientists sat down at Woods Hole in Massachusetts

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16 Sep 2019

The Plastic Challenge: Are We Solving the Plastic Problem or Creating Demons for the Future?

When plastic became the “wonder” product for solving so many modern issues in the 1970s,

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10 Sep 2019

Designing For Future Ready Cities

Engineering has always been about building for what lies ahead, creating lasting legacies in the

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09 Sep 2019

How People Talk Now Holds Clues About Human Migration Centuries Ago

Often, you can tell where someone grew up by the way they speak. For example,

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05 Sep 2019

Damage Estimates For Hurricanes Like Dorian Don’t Capture The Full Cost Of Climate Change-Fueled Disasters

Scientists say climate change is causing powerful hurricanes like Dorian to increasingly stall over coastal

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04 Sep 2019

The Amazon Fire Crisis Has Been 500 Years In The Making – As Brazil’s Indigenous People Know Only Too Well

São Paulo – the largest city in the Americas – was recently plunged into darkness

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30 Aug 2019

Amazon Fires: Eight Ways You Can Help Stop The Rainforest Burning

A tragedy continues to unfold across the Amazon. Tens of thousands of fires are raging

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30 Aug 2019

Cut Down On Plastic Use With These Reusable Accessories

The world is already drowning plastic and we have a grave problem when it comes

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29 Aug 2019

Smashing The Urban Myths: How Clean Energy Builds New Cities

Our cities are hotbeds of inspiration, connection and breathtakingly brilliant ideas. They have given us

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29 Aug 2019

How Superior Renewable Energy Storage Could Cut Down Emissions In The US

America’s electricity generation is heavily dependent on coal and natural gas, both of which contribute

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28 Aug 2019

Seven Threats To The State Of The Air In The US

Too many people in the United States live their daily lives with air unhealthy for

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28 Aug 2019

How Cheap Must Batteries Get For Renewables To Compete With Fossil Fuels?

While solar and wind power are rapidly becoming cost-competitive with fossil fuels in areas with

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28 Aug 2019

Designing New Ways To Make Use Of Ocean Plastic

Beachcombing has long been a part of life for island communities. On the southwestern edge

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27 Aug 2019

‘It Eats Everything’ – The New Breed Of Wildfire That’s Impossible To Predict

Climate change and negligent forest management are causing higher-intensity, faster-moving fires that can generate enough energy to evolve

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25 Aug 2019

Amazon Fires Explained: What Are They, Why Are They So Damaging, And How Can We Stop Them?

Imagine a rainforest at dawn – the tall canopy laden with dripping ferns and orchids,

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24 Aug 2019

The World’s Forests Will Collapse If We Don’t Learn To Say ‘No’

An alarming study has shown that the world’s forests are not only disappearing rapidly but

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23 Aug 2019

Which Climate Innovations Will Really Limit Global Warming?

To help filter the most effective innovations to invest in, a global initiative has developed

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23 Aug 2019

Leaked Documents Show Brazil’s Bolsonaro Has Grave Plans For Amazon Rainforest

Leaked documents show that Jair Bolsonaro’s government intends to use the Brazilian president’s hate speech

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23 Aug 2019

Mobile Forests Could Help Cities Cope With Climate Change

Cities are becoming harder places to live in as climate change brings higher temperatures, water

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22 Aug 2019

For An Indigenous Group, Protecting The Future Requires Rediscovering The Past

The Harakmbut people of the Peruvian Amazon have seen their fragile ecosystem destroyed, with mining

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22 Aug 2019

Going Green Is All About What You Gain, Not What You Give Up

According to The New Republic magazine in June this year: ‘You will have to make

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22 Aug 2019

Increasing Wildfires Threaten To Turn Much Of Northern Hemisphere’s Forests From Vital Carbon Stores Into Climate Heaters

In 2014, we travelled to the northern boreal forests of Canada to set experimental fires

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21 Aug 2019

Jair Bolsonaro Wants To Deforest The Amazon – What Powers Does The UN Have To Stop Him?

Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil is at its highest rate in a decade,

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21 Aug 2019

Amazon Rainforests That Were Once Fire-Proof Have Become Flammable

The Amazon rainforest is described as the planet’s lungs for good reason. So much carbon

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19 Aug 2019

The Most Air Polluted Countries Of 2019

Air pollution is among the greatest threats to human health, with an estimated 7 million

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19 Aug 2019

Surprise! Digital Space Isn’t Replacing Public Space, And Might Even Help Make It Better

You’re on the train on your daily commute, head bowed, peering at your phone. A

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18 Aug 2019

7 Things To Look Out For In Future Smart Cities

Smart cities are continually taking shape. With all these developments happening, what should we be

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16 Aug 2019

Total, ETH Zurich Join Forces To Convert CO2 And Hydrogen Into Methanol

ETH Zurich once more introduces another sustainable solution for the fuel industry. In cooperation with

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14 Aug 2019

Plastic Bans Won’t Put An End To Plastic Pollution — Here’s Why

At the beginning of 2019, around 112 countries, states and cities worldwide imposed bans on

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12 Aug 2019

6 Ways Businesses Can Protect The Environment

Every business owner understands their organization has a responsibility to care for planet Earth, but

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12 Aug 2019

When Less Is More: Being a Minimalist in Cities

A minimalist mindset could be exactly what you need to have a better city living.

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11 Aug 2019

Are Shared E-Scooters Good For The Planet? Only If They Replace Car Trips

Shared dockless electric scooters, or e-scooters, transport riders over short distances in cities. Ride share

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10 Aug 2019

Why Green Spaces In Cities Are Beneficial To Your Mental Well-Being

Green spaces do more than just give some colour to the concrete jungle that is

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01 Aug 2019

Mexico Turns Highways Into Stunning Vertical Gardens

To fast-track development, most cities transformed greeneries into grey concrete roads and buildings. Mexico City

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30 Jul 2019

America’s Shift From Coal To Renewable Energy

America taking the sustainable route is paying off. The Guardian reports that renewable sources have

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29 Jul 2019

How The Maths Of Network Resilience Could Help Us Preserve At-Risk Ecosystems

Ecosystems are networks so intricate that their survival or collapse is extremely difficult to predict.

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25 Jul 2019

Climate Change: We Can Reclaim Cities From The Car Without Inconveniencing People

Since the 1920s, the car has revolutionised the way people travel; eliminating the constraints of

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23 Jul 2019

New Wave Of Smart Cities Has Arrived – And They’re Nothing Like Science Fiction

An abandoned mine shaft beneath the town of Mansfield, England is an unlikely place to

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22 Jul 2019

Genius Inventions: Solution To Water Pollution

Water pollution is a huge threat not only for us humans but also to aquatic

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22 Jul 2019

The Bike As A Future Mobility Solution For Cleaner Cities

The Norwegian Capital of Oslo has incorporated plans to increase the usage and number of

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19 Jul 2019

Do Human Bodies Carry More Toxins Now Than 50 Years Ago?

Look around, and you’re likely to find a burgeoning industry of alternative health professionals, laboratories

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16 Jul 2019

Climate Crisis: Migration Cannot Be The Only Option For People Living On ‘Drowning’ Islands

The evidence of the climate crisis is now undeniable. But state responses to climate change

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10 Jul 2019

Floating Cities: Cities Of The Future

Ever thought of living in a floating city? Oceanix is one step closer to that

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10 Jul 2019

Eight Ways To Halt A Global Food Crisis

There are serious challenges to global food supply everywhere we look. Intensive use of fertilisers

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09 Jul 2019

What Is The Biggest Threat To Your Country?

We all have things to worry about. But on an international scale, what are our

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08 Jul 2019

Carbon-Neutral Fuel Made From Sunlight And Air

ETH Zurich researchers made something that could reshape aviation and marine transport — they developed

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08 Jul 2019

Where Do The Oceans’ Microplastics Come From?

Microplastics spell trouble and the world’s oceans are infested by these. What are they and

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