Uruguay plans to gradually replace oil-based fuels with electric energy in its public transport system, and is currently assessing the costs and benefits of the shift. Tests indicate that the running costs of electric buses can be six- to eight-fold lower than for diesel buses.
Way back in 2000, before car-free days were on most people’s radars, Bogotá, Colombia Mayor Enrique Peñalosa organized Bogotá’s first car-free day. He also put up a proposal for it to be a permanent occasion. Was approved, marking the approval. 14 years later, it seems like it’s time for an upgrade.
Ruca is a social housing complex located to the north of Santiago de Chile. The project was designed for the indigenous Mapuche people by Undurraga Devés Arquitectos with the help of NGO Un Techo para Chile and the Ministry of Housing and Urbanism.
Tanning leather is a toxic endeavor and also quite fatal for animals, but a new alternative bio-based leather promises to be more environmentally friendly. Richard Wool, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Delaware has been working on an eco-leather alternative made from natural fibers and oils.
Spending countless hours sifting through thrift stores, antique stores, abandoned warehouses and salvage yards, South Carolina-based artist Benjamin Rollins Caldwell has compiled a vast array of obsolete computer equipment and electronic components for ‘Binary Collection’.
For those who’ve resolved to only spend their tourist cash in up-and-coming destinations with strong environmental and human rights records in 2014, nonprofit Ethical Traveler has taken care of the research for you.
Garbage bins are eloquent purveyors of info: Food scraps say what people have eaten, crumpled receipts where they’ve been, contraband the secrets they’re hiding. So it’s fitting that educators at a proposed learning center in New York would hand out lessons a big dumpster more suited to storing construction debris and industrial waste.
In order to foster marine life in Venezuela, the Ministry of People’s Power for the Environment is developing plans to sink vessels that will act as artificial reefs.
The Eco DIY Collection from Eduardo Alessi presents 5 different gadget must haves in a unique and Earth-friendly format. Five animals/devices make up the collection: elephant speakers, a giraffe lamp, a deer clock, rhino pen holder and owl magnifier bookmark.
The Exbury Egg is a trans-disciplinary project drawing on art and architecture as well as technology and the sciences to transcend individual specialism and work toward a further engagement of my visual art practice with contemporary ecological thinking.
With the raise in the number of tourists, the park also needs to increase the help, and so they bring more rangers to the area who need accommodation for the season.
The Vatican was spending $660 million on a massive 100MW photovoltaic installation that would effectively be Europe’s largest solar power plant. The installation of this array has Vatican City the first solar powered nation state in the world.
Facebook’s green-roofed, Frank Gehry-designed campus was just given the green light by the city of Menlo Park. The campus will connect with the company’s current headquarters via an underground tunnel.
To find a way of fending off global warming, scientists sometimes look to nature. Plants, after all, use photosynthesis to snap up carbon dioxide, the biggest source of our climate change woes.
Solar-powered devices they’re quite useful in the farm and urban garden, as they can provide the juice needed to fulfill many basic functions for the small grower and farmer alike.