Articles and researches

January 29, 2020

Oil companies are investing billions in new plastic plants to double output in next 20 years | MNN

Living on an island makes you more aware that ocean pollution affects you — you’re surrounded by it. So it’s no surprise that the island where […]
January 29, 2020

New BU academic tower will be 100% free from fossil fuels

To advance a Climate Action Plan to reach net-zero emissions by 2040, Boston University has recently broken ground on the Center for Computing & Data Sciences, […]
January 29, 2020

California’s monarch butterfly population has declined by 99% since the 1980s | MNN

Each year since 1997, the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation has conducted the Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count, an annual event in which citizen scientists count the […]
January 29, 2020

Adventurous, sustainable cricket-based snacks

For Westerners, snacking on insects isn’t mainstream. But that may change, thanks to the rising trend of edible bugs and cricket-based snacks — like those from Chirps, Don Bugito, EXO, […]
January 29, 2020

How to clean your dog’s ears at home (and why) | MNN

Along with baths, brushing and nail clipping, cleaning your dog’s ears regularly is an important part of basic grooming care. Because of the way a dog’s […]
January 28, 2020

Most insects can’t recognize individual faces, but these wasps can | MNN

You may be forgiven for not having spent much time gazing into the eyes of a wasp. After all, we’re generally more concerned with the stinging […]
January 28, 2020

BREEAM-certified renovation for 70s modernist icon in Amsterdam

MVSA Architects has dramatically breathed new life into Amsterdam’s iconic Rivierstaete — a monolithic 1973 modernist office building on the Amstel — with a sustainable and […]
January 28, 2020

9 quirky facts about the platypus | MNN

It’s possible to run out of adjectives when it comes to describing the platypus. This unique creature, endemic to Australia, has confounded scientists since its discovery. […]