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Las ventajas de ser bajos de estatura

Los bajos también son conservacionistas natos, lo cual es más crucial que nunca en este mundo habitado por 8000 millones de personas. Thomas Samaras, quien lleva 40 años estudiando la altura y es conocido en los pequeños círculos como el…

Estadios con aire acondicionado, como los de Catar, podrían ser una opción por el cambio climático

Un día recibió una llamada de los más altos funcionarios de Catar. ¿Puedes diseñar un sistema que mantenga a la gente fresca, incluso en un estadio al aire libre, incluso en Doha, incluso en verano? El éxito o el fracaso…

They Fought the Lawn. And the Lawn Lost.

Dozens of states have passed legislation to promote the health of pollinators, which include bees, wasps, bats and butterflies, while some have curbed the authority of homeowner association edicts during droughts. But the Maryland law was the first in the…

How Qatar Keeps Its World Cup Stadiums Cool Enough for Everyone

Sure, Ghani said. In 2010, Qatar won the right to host this year’s tournament, for reasons that have to do with corruption more than thermal dynamics. In 2015, acknowledging that scorching temperatures, in and out of stadiums, could be both…

Why Is New York Still Building on the Waterfront?

When Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New York 10 years ago — flooding 17 percent of the city’s total landmass and resulting in 43 deaths, thousands of evacuations and power outages that affected two million people — Northeners who had…

What Does Sustainable Living Look Like? Maybe Like Uruguay

Something of Uruguay’s character can be read as you descend toward it. One of the smallest and least densely populated countries on Earth, it is composed almost entirely of a single sweep of grasslands, which unfolds gently and is practically…

Chappelle’s Netflix Show Just Isn’t Funny

We saw a record number of violent deaths suffered by trans and gender-nonconforming people in 2020. And there is a spate of truly appalling bills in states across the country aimed at the trans community. (You can listen to my…

Climate Change and Climate Disaster Must Take Center Stage

I will drive less and drive an electric vehicle when I do drive. I am purchasing my first electric hybrid vehicle. To start that process, I have to have an EV charger installed in my home. I did almost no…

‘The Most Important Number You’ve Never Heard Of’

There’s a good reason climate change is called the policy problem from hell. Several good reasons, actually, but let’s start with a big one: Fighting climate change forces society to spend real money today to reap benefits that will occur…

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