Are facilities that produce necessities like energy and clean water doomed to be ugly? Not when artists and landscape architects help design them.
May 15, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: solar-power new-york infrastructure gardens renewable-energy landscape-architecture design denmark connecticut water-treatment aesthetics solar-farms
A new study forecasts that thousands of miles of new road construction will cut through tiger habitat across Asia by 2050. Planning can make these projects more tiger-friendly.
April 29, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: china india infrastructure wildlife wildlife-conservation endangered-species tigers planning asia poaching habitat roads wildlife-corridors habitat-fragmentation belt-and-road-initiative
Warmer waters, heavier storms and nutrient pollution are a triple threat to Great Lakes cities' drinking water. The solution: Cutting nutrient releases and installing systems to filter runoff.
April 29, 2020 • ~11 min
Tags: climate-change ohio water-pollution infrastructure drinking-water great-lakes algae nutrient-pollution stormwater clean-water-act toxic-algae indiana green-roofs
Buildings grown by bacteria -- new research is finding ways to turn cells into mini-factories for materials
Researchers are turning microbes into microscopic construction crews by altering their DNA to make them produce building materials. The work could lead to more sustainable buildings.
March 23, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: sustainability climate-change biology synthetic-biology construction infrastructure carbon-dioxide-co2 polymers minerals built-environment material-science buildings cyanobacteria
Water is essential for health, economic well-being and social equity, but too many people around the world still don't have access to clean drinking water and sanitation.
March 20, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: climate-change water water-pollution infrastructure personal-care-products environmental-justice flint-water-crisis water-supply drinking-water world-water-day
Native Brazilians are among the Amazon's most effective defenders against logging and mining, because they're fighting not just for the environment but for their people's very survival.
Feb. 27, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: brazil environmental-policy infrastructure amazon-forest tropical-deforestation indigenous-peoples illegal-mining jair-bolsonaro
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