Articles and researches

March 5, 2020

Sophisticated backyard cottage built with 90% reclaimed wood

When Anna and Donovan Watt purchased a beautiful home just outside of Seattle, they tasked Seattle-based Targa Homes to create a backyard cottage to add a […]
March 5, 2020

Humans can’t count on rainforests to offset their carbon

Instead of absorbing carbon dioxide from the air, tropical rainforests could become a source of carbon in the atmosphere as soon as the next decade. Long […]
March 5, 2020

2020 Vegan festivals around the US

As plant-based eating has crept into the mainstream in recent years, vegan festivals have proliferated. In addition to the long-established fests, like those in Boston and […]
March 5, 2020

UK carbon emissions decline 29% in past decade

A recent analysis by Carbon Brief has revealed that the United Kingdom’s carbon dioxide emissions fell by 2.9% last year, bringing the total reduction to 29% […]
March 5, 2020

This restaurant takes its Nicest Place in America honor seriously | MNN

High on the magenta-colored wall of a restaurant in Knoxville, Tennessee, is a sign that reads: “Welcome all sizes, all colors, all ages, all sexes, all […]
March 5, 2020

The Expandable House helps adapt to rapid urbanization

Singapore-based design firm Urban-Rural Systems has developed an innovative housing prototype that fights urban sprawl while simultaneously providing better infrastructure for rural-to-urban migrants. Implemented in phases, the project […]
March 5, 2020

What if whale migration isn’t for food or calves? | MNN

Sometimes it feels like we know all there is to know about the natural world. But when you talk to researchers in biology, ecology, geology or […]
March 4, 2020

Pesticides impair the brain development of baby bees | MNN

This is a bee brain. This is a bee brain on pesticides. And that’s a bad buzz for one of the world’s most essential pollinators. According […]