Sustainability: Business and Community Efforts

In the wake of continued climate change and the lingering effects of the global pandemic, sustainability has become much more than just a catchy buzzword. In increasing frequency, people are becoming more mindful of how their actions and behaviors can harm the environment. According to a recent Forbes poll, 32% of U.S. consumers actively seek …

Dune: Could humans survive on Arrakis, the desert planet?

Dune, the epic series of sci-fi books by Frank Herbert, now turned into a movie of the same name, is set in the far future on the desert planet of Arrakis. Herbert outlined a richly-detailed world that, at first glance, seems so real we could imagine ourselves within it. Alex Farnsworth, University of Bristol; Michael …

Urban Density in the Fight Against Climate Change

It’s no secret that climate change has brought about a wide and serious impact on the health of our planet, and will continue to do so if our practices go unchanged. One of the ways that cities tend to contribute to climate change is by utilizing poor urban planning practices that go on to impact …

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.

How can we cool things down environmentally friendly

The ability to keep food, medicines, vaccines, and our buildings cool underpins much of our modern way of life, but it is also a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. If the world is to meet its development goals and climate change targets over the coming decades, we need to rethink how we keep things …

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report: Here’s what you need to know

Earth has warmed 1.09℃ since pre-industrial times and many changes such as the sea-level rise and glacier melt are now virtually irreversible, according to the most sobering report yet by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The report also found escape from human-caused climate change is no longer possible. Climate change is now affecting …

The Impact of Sustainable Coding in Combating Climate Change

Climate change is a global dilemma that most people in this world are largely concerned about. Ever since discovering that certain human-made gases like CFCs and excessive burning of fossil fuels, humans have resorted to finding ways to prevent the ozone layer from being further depleted.