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A New Vision that Faces Global Warming Head-On – Columbia University

On October 14, 2021, journalist Kate Aronoff gave an online talk at Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation to mark the recent launch of her book, Overheated: How Capitalism Broke the Planet—and How We Fight Back. The presentation…

Scientists Discover How Intricate Spider Webs Are Made By Brains That Are a Fraction of the Size of a Human’s

Johns Hopkins University researchers discovered precisely how spiders build webs by using night vision and artificial intelligence to track and record every movement of all eight legs as spiders worked in the dark. Their creation of a web-building playbook or algorithm brings new understanding of how creatures with brains a fraction of the size of […]

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How an Oyster Can Form a Perfectly Symmetrical Pearl Better Than We Can With All Our Technology

In research that could inform future high-performance nanomaterials, a University of Michigan-led team has uncovered for the first time how mollusks build ultradurable structures with a level of symmetry that outstrips everything else in the natural world, with the exception of individual atoms. “We humans, with all our access to technology, can’t make something with […]

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A German Architectural Firm Embraces Sustainable Building Practices

This article is part of a special report on Climate Solutions, which looks at efforts around the world to make a difference. There was a time, including when Martin Henn’s grandfather and father were at the peak of their careers,…

Architecture Built 1,000 Years Ago to Catch Rain is Being Revived to Save India’s Parched Villages

They brought access to fresh water for millennia, and existed as long-honored pieces of cultural heritage, and then they were abandoned. Now a new chapter is opening on the stepwells of India. Modern sewage and irrigation systems made them obsolete, but under the weight of extreme drought, the stepwells of India big and small are […]

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Young architects prepare for the devastation of global warming in the Middle East – Fast Company

As global warming engulfs the planet, the Middle East is becoming increasingly uninhabitable. advertisement advertisement Dubai Design Week, which is currently taking place, offers insights into how young designers in the region are trying to adapt to a hotter future….

Fossil of the day awards to Australia and UK on first day of COP26

For the first time Australia has a country pavillion at COP to highlight the ‘Australian Way’ And on the first day of the UN climate conference in Glasgow both Australia and the UK both snatched Fossil of the Day awards…

How Climate Change Hurt this Year’s Apple Harvest – Scientific American

It’s been a tough season for U.S. apple growers. Climate change made it worse. From late-spring frosts in western Michigan to triple-digit heat in the Pacific Northwest, apple growers saw a nearly 19 percent drop in fresh-market apple holdings in…

Pope, other religious leaders issue pre-COP26 appeal on climate change – Reuters

Appeal calls for net-zero carbon emissions as soon as possible Global temperature rise should be limited to 1.5 degrees C. Pope is expected to attend start of Glasgow meeting COP26 must respond to “unprecedented ecological crisis” VATICAN CITY, Oct 4…

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