Environment


Green Architecture Reaches New Heights with Milan’s Vertical Forest

by Trinica Sampson

The world’s first vertical forest paves the way for further advances in urban ecology.


Austrian Students Design High-Tech, Energy-Plus Home

by Trinica Sampson

Net-positive energy designs provide affordable, energy-efficient housing.


Mystery of the Three Scary Numbers

By Bill Bigelow, from Rethinking Schools

Inspired by “Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math,” a teacher brings the scary numbers behind climate change and climate chaos to the economics classroom.


Peak Oil is Dead

by Michael Klare

Long live peak oil!


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Stripping Conservation to its Bare Essentials

by Brian DeVore

Planting just 10 to 20 percent of a crop field with patches of prairie can reduce erosion by 95 percent and runoff by 90 percent.


Climate Change on Mammoth Mountain

By Greg Hanscom, from High Country News

Mammoth Mountain is one of the snowiest ski resorts in the U.S., but with the climate changing, the future of winter sports looks bleak.


A Global Map of Deforestation

by Katherine Jennings

An eye-opening time lapse video illustrates global deforestation rates.


A Plague of Frogs in Farm Country

by Brian DeVore

Connecting the dots between wildlife, fertile fields, and the Farm Bill