Designing for Water Conservation in Arid Climates

Climate changes are making pre-existing water shortages in dry climates even more severe. Drought conditions make life challenging for all beings, but as humans, we can take action to ensure the homes and buildings we construct are designed to conserve water for all plants, animals, and people that need it. Of course, massive action is …

Debunking Myths About Geothermal Energy

The demand for clean energy is increasing as more people adopt eco-conscious values. The media portrays solar power as the industry leader, leaving other renewable electricity forms in the dark. Before investing in emissionless power sources, it is essential to evaluate their differences and consumer benefits.

We Need to Reduce the Risk of Waste in the Food Industry

2020 was not friendly to food sustainability. Restaurants struggled to meet conventional production rates during the pandemic. A decreased demand for food increased waste, generating sustainability challenges. In the Midwestern United States, potato farmers were forced to dump billions of pounds of potatoes in landfills when supply chain issues made it impossible to find a …

How Robotics Can Revolutionize Sustainability

Climate change is a topic that’s discussed more and more frequently as the effects of human interactions with the planet begin to manifest. There has been a rise in natural disasters and temperature fluctuations. The previous balance that existed in ecosystems is now deteriorating, and the solutions to mitigate further problems are now delving into …

Alternatives to Concrete for Sustainable Building

When most people think of construction materials, one of the first things that come to mind is concrete. This is not surprising when you realize that concrete is the most commonly consumed product on Earth after water. Despite its popularity, however, concrete has adverse effects on the planet and its health. It releases a dangerous …

How Businesses Can Do Their Part Against Climate Change

In a world that is becoming increasingly aware of the effects of climate change, one sector of the community holds most of the cards – businesses. The top fifteen U.S. food and beverage companies alone generate more greenhouse gases every year than the entire continent of Australia. Change at this level can make waves, yet …

What is the impact of the Urban Heat Island Effect?

With summer around the corner, city dwellers are planning their shoreline retreats to escape unbearable heat. Urban regions typically stay warmer during this season due to their structure. What if there were ways to reduce this effect by making minimal changes to metropolitan lifestyles? Cities can effectively preserve natural land by permitting one region to …

Environmental Dangers of Stormwater Runoff

Rain is a euphoric natural occurrence. Homeowners often install tin roofs, sheltered sunrooms, and skylights to maximize the calming effects of rainfall. Unfortunately, this tranquil weather pattern can negatively impact the global ecosystem if the built environment isn’t prepared for it. As precipitation increases in the atmosphere, Earth’s surface experiences a rise in stormwater runoff. …

The Effects of Soil Erosion on Our Environment

Soil covers all of the earth, and it’s more than just rocks and plant matter. These layers of soil are teeming with biodiversity and living organisms. Your food largely depends on the soil where it is grown. If there isn’t enough of one nutrient or the soil’s structure is failing, then the amount of food …