Union of Concerned Scientists Try to Calculate Cost of One Meter Sea Level Rise

July 23, 2017 – To ignore sea level rise is to ignore the most visible evidence of global warming. Our seas are rising 3 to 4 millimeters per year. That’s not a big number ... Continue Reading →

Urban Farming the New Model for Grocery Stores, Reducing Our Carbon Footprint, and Feeding Cities

July 3, 2017 – Professor Dickson Despommier of Columbia University, whose work on vertical farms has made him a primary advocate of urban agriculture as part of a solution to ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: New AI Tool Mines Satellite and Aerial Images With Surprising Results

July 2, 2017 – Giving a penny (a coin no longer in existence in Canada) for this artificial intelligence’s (AI) thoughts will buy you a whole lot of interesting data. The ... Continue Reading →

Mission 2020 – A Three-Year Project to Tackle CO2 and Other Greenhouse Gas Emissions

June 30, 2017 – Look at the map that appears immediately below this first paragraph. It is an image of the United States that shows county-level economic impacts from emissions ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Cable-Free Elevator is Now a Reality

June 29, 2017 – Elevators have been going up and down pretty much the same way since Elisha Graves Otis first came up with the technology in the 1850s. But ThyssenKrupp, the German ... Continue Reading →

What Technology Can We Bring to Bear to Help in a High Rise Apartment Fire?

June 20, 2017 – In light of the Grenfell Tower fire in London that engulfed the 24-storey building, U.K. blogger, Ian Pearson, an engineer and proclaimed futurist, went on the ... Continue Reading →

The Heat Island Effect, Climate Change, and the Future

June 19, 2017 – In the May 29th edition of Nature Climate Change, a study authored by researchers from Sussex University, Mexico, and The Netherlands, concludes that climate change ... Continue Reading →

Three U.S. Coastlines Under Siege from a Combination of Subsidence and Rising Sea Levels

June 17, 2017 – If you live on or near the coastline of these three areas in the United States you need to consider your future plans because the combination of subsidence and ... Continue Reading →

Nine U.S. States Create Climate Alliance to Fight Climate Change

June 5, 2017 – The backlash to President Donald Trump’s announcement to pull out of the non-binding Paris Climate Agreement displays the determination of sub-jurisdictions ... Continue Reading →

Canada Green Building Council Creates Zero-Carbon Standard

May 29, 2017 – A new construction site at University of Waterloo will participate in a pilot project aimed at creating a zero-carbon building. The Canada Green Building Council ... Continue Reading →