Articles and researches

April 21, 2020

Earth Day: An animated tribute | MNN

2020 marks the 50th celebration of Earth Day, a holiday that helped spark America’s modern environmental movement when it was founded on April 22, 1970, by […]
April 21, 2020

6 ways to save energy while sheltering in place

Now that millions of Americans are isolated in their homes, everyone is using more energy during off-peak hours. Americans are getting more concerned with paying their […]
April 21, 2020

Wedge-shaped Sideyard champions CLT construction

When Portland, Oregon reconfigured the roadways in the Central Eastside community, a 20,000-square-foot berm space was leftover from the move. To make the most of the […]
April 20, 2020

What happens when humans aren’t allowed to touch each other? | MNN

One of the prevailing theories about why the handshake emerged as a form of greeting thousands of years ago was to prove neither party was carrying […]
April 20, 2020

COVID-19 and its effects on the environment

As SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus pathogen that causes the illness COVID-19, sweeps across the globe, social distancing measures are noticeably impacting the environment. Consequently, both the preservation and restoration […]
April 20, 2020

Pair of industrial buildings reborn as a creative office in Portland

In Northwest Portland, two former industrial structures have been given a new lease on life as Redfox Commons, a light-filled campus for creative, tech and retail […]
April 20, 2020

While humans are away, Yosemite bears come out to play

It’s been nearly a month since the spreading coronavirus prompted Yosemite National Park’s closure on March 20, and resident black bears are making the most of […]
April 20, 2020

Horses and dogs share universal play language | MNN

All animals play. Running, rolling and wrestling with each other is a way for them to have fun, of course. But it also seems to be […]