Mexico City’s new Norman Foster-designed airport, seen here in a computer rendering, is visually striking but environmentally problematic.
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Mexico City desperately needs a new airport. It also needs more green space. One landscape architect thinks the Mexican capital's new Norman Foster-designed international airport can be both.
Rising global temperatures may make many cities too warm to host the Winter Games in the future.
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The Olympic Games are an ideal venue to showcase new ideas to world. In a world where reducing carbon emissions is a priority, could the Olympics be doing more?
A group of lizards in Brazil have evolved bigger heads in just 15 years thanks to their new environment.
In many cities, the only direction to go is up.
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George Washington had Mount Vernon. Thomas Jefferson had Monticello. Now Trump has his eponymous tower. Can it stimulate a more creative, sustainable approach to building skyscrapers?
The two NSW motorway projects were unable to consider the issue of access to a mix of transport options, which is a key factor in public health impacts.
Transport infrastructure projects are conceived, planned and assessed in a way that makes it difficult to properly consider their major public health impacts.
People in Namibia are seeking ways to reduce vulnerability to problems like drought.
Understanding how drought is impacting on livelihoods and local governments can help in the development of longer term climate adaptation responses.
Fragments of woodland surrounded by cleared land in south west Australia.
Australia may have reputation for vast areas of wilderness, but in reality the continent's ecosystems have been chopped and diced. Now we need to protect what's left.
Tackling one of life’s biggest questions.
It's time to tackle a question we've all pondered at one point or another: should I use an electric dryer or hand towels to dry my hands? The answer may surprise you.
The bird cage in Beijing: ready for its next close-up.
People are increasingly expressing worries over the environmental impact of Olympic Games but for every London, there's a Sochi -- or another Beijing.
In cities like Nashville and Vancouver, home teardowns are on the rise.
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Home teardowns are often unnecessary and costly, in more ways than one.
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) doesn’t to decrease the negative environmental effects of coal power. Researchers from National…
A different perspective on fracking: wells in the Jonah Field, Wyoming.
The rise of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has ushered in an era of intense drilling that has been called the great shale gas rush. Fracking allows oil and natural gas to be extracted from horizontal…
Amazon data centres like these power the internet.
Environmental group Greenpeace has slammed Amazon for its environmental practices in its latest report on the green credentials of the technology industry. Greenpeace is concerned that Amazon Web services…
What does the future hold?
Medical treatments for amphibians, resurrection of extinct species, increasing temperatures in the deep oceans and trade-offs between the financial value of fossil fuels and the magnitude of climate change…