Journal

Filtered by Environment
October 2018

Will 2018's heatwave spark a wave of sustainable investing?

Why an increased awareness of environmental challenges is changing businesses for good.

  • Environment
October 2018

Will redesigning our atmosphere help reverse global warming?

Even in the rosiest of scenarios, purely reducing emissions will not halt the warming of the planet. And that's where climate-modifying technologies come in.

  • Environment
October 2018

A billboard equivalent to 1,200 trees

The pollution-fighting billboard cleans roughly 70,000 cubic meters of air per day, equivalent to 1,200 trees.

  • Environment
September 2018

Making computers faster and more climate friendly

By designing energy-efficient computer processors we could reduce energy consumption, and we could reduce GHG emissions in places where electricity comes from fossil fuels.

  • Environment
September 2018

This London bench absorbs as much pollution as 275 trees

Each CityTree holds 1,682 pots of moss which, its creators claim, extract as much particulate matter as 275 trees in 1% of the space

  • Environment
August 2018

Who owns the space below cities?

The space under cities is getting busier – from transport excavations to billionaire’s mega-basements. So how to keep track of what’s down there?

  • Environment
August 2018

Urban trees can store almost as much carbon as tropical rainforests

City trees aren’t just nice decoration–they’re a key factor in stopping climate change.

  • Environment
August 2018

What are the top 10 greenest cities in the UK?

New maps show how much green space there is in the UK’s ten most populated cities.

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July 2018

Volcanoes are helping to fuel cleaner cars

Waste CO2 from the power plant that supplies water to the Blue Lagoon is being turned into methanol and shipped to the UK. The purpose? To cut down on air pollution from cars.

  • Environment
April 2018

How Much Money Do Trees Save in Megacities?

Trees’ benefits come out to a median value of $967,000 per square kilometer of tree cover, researchers estimate.

  • Environment