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From not having kids to battling anxiety: Climate change is shaping life choices and affecting mental health – USA TODAY

For some, ignoring climate change is not an option. It’s real, and preventing global warming from getting worse is a driving force in their lives. Elizabeth Lawrence and Elinor Aspegren, USA TODAY Revelle Mast wanted to be an architect when…

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Geothermal-powered bus station will use anti-smog blocks to fight pollution

The Polish city of Lublin will soon be home to an environmentally friendly bus station that not only offers a new and attractive public space, but also combats urban air pollution. Designed by Polish architectural firm Tremend, the Integrated Intermodal Metropolitan Station in Lublin will be built near the train station and aims to revitalize the area around the railway station. The contemporary design, combined with its environmental focus and green features, earned the project a spot on World Architecture…

Skeptical Science New Research for Week #30, 2019

Posted on 30 July 2019 by doug_bostrom 56 articles this week.  Dual Use Technology There’s a move in the United States to muzzle and curtail research into climate change, particularly climate change caused by humans. The interests driving this regression…

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Nearly 5,000 prefab concrete panels wrap BIG-designed outdoor urban room in France

Bjarke Ingels Group and FREAKS freearchitects have completed a new cultural center for Bordeaux, France that frames the UNESCO-listed city’s love for contemporary art, film, performances and the waterfront.

Collaborative research charts course to hundreds of new nitrides

(DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory) A groundbreaking research effort involving scientists at NREL; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); University of Colorado, Boulder (CU); and other partner institutions around the country recently published ‘A Map of the Inorganic Ternary Metal Nitrides,’ which appears in Nature Materials.

Does an empty baseball field really need outdoor lighting all night?

Outdoor sports were often impractical at night until the 20th century, when electric floodlights began to spark a new fascination with night games. The first night game in professional baseball was a 1930 minor-league contest in Iowa, followed by Major…