Articles and researches

March 22, 2021

Wildfires made air quality worse in 2020, despite lockdowns

Last spring, many environmentalists were cheering about the lockdowns’ side effects, such as reduced air pollution. While cars stayed parked and the air got cleaner for […]
March 22, 2021

Bottom trawling contributes more carbon emissions than air travel

The bottom trawling fishing technique is more harmful to the environment than previously thought, according to a new study. While it has long been known that […]
March 22, 2021

This “quarantine” cabin made of CLT was built in just 5 months

An eco-friendly architectural solution to quarantining during the pandemic has popped up in Barcelona’s Collserola park. A team of students and researchers from the Institute of […]
March 22, 2021

MEAN* proposes 3D-printed concrete majlis for Emirati homes

As part of a design exercise, MEAN* (Middle East Architecture Network) has created three 3D-printed proposals for contemporary majlis, an Arabic architecture term that typically refers […]
March 19, 2021

Award-winning school and community complex achieves Net Zero Emissions

Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the King Open/Cambridge Street Upper Schools and Community Complex recently won a coveted honor in the sustainable design category from the 2020 […]
March 19, 2021

Turning food waste into aviation fuel could greatly reduce emissions

Food waste could be instrumental in producing sustainable aviation fuel, according to a recent study. Greenhouse gases from the aviation industry contribute 12% of transportation emissions […]
March 19, 2021

From Reddit investors to wildlife conservationists

Gorillas, pangolins and other endangered animals are getting help from a surprising source: small traders who benefited in this year’s famous GameStop event. Many have donated stock market […]
March 19, 2021

Colorful rammed earth domes decorate an island in Iran

These whimsical rammed earth domes are made from locally sourced soil, sand, gravel and stone. Even better, they’re designed to help empower the island’s community. The […]