When forester Benton MacKaye proposed building an Appalachian Trail 100 years ago, he was really thinking about preserving a larger region as a haven from industrial life.
It’s time to create a special remote status for communities that struggle with connectivity challenges and lack access to high-speed internet.
The pandemic has exacerbated existing issues of connectivity and access, but providers and patients are finding creative solutions.
A new plan targets areas around the world that can store carbon and protect large numbers of species. It calls for preserving these lands, working with Indigenous peoples and connecting wild areas.
As many offices have converted to work-from-home operations during the coronavirus pandemic, the human connection needed for successful work cultures has changed for the better.
A new study lays out a road map for protecting and restoring 50% of Earth’s surface, targeted to preserve biodiversity and maximize natural removal of carbon from the atmosphere.
A scholar who travels regularly to the US-Mexico border finds ecological links and a community on the other side that welcomes American visitors.
What is the best way to conserve US national parks in a climate-altered future? One answer is connecting parks and other public lands, so plants and animals can shift their ranges.
While networked entertainment systems, automated security, mood lights and voice-controlled thermostats make homes more secure and productive, they’re also just good fun.
E-commerce companies should deliberately build systems that are structured to provide supportive business environments for small and medium enterprises.
Australia has lagged behind some other countries in its investment in smart cities, but in retrospect that may not have been such a bad thing.
Capitalism has become focused on expanding the proportion of social life that is open to data collection and processing – as if the social itself has become the new target of capitalism’s expansion.
There is a way to improve safety across a rapidly evolving range of advanced mobility technologies and vehicles. The answer is connectivity.
The rhetoric of ‘smart cities’ is dominated by the economic, with little reference to the natural world and its plight. Truly smart and resilient cities need to be more in tune with the planet.
If a person is alone in the forest when a tree falls, but she doesn’t notice it because she is texting, does it still count as solitude?
We have come to see being digitally connected as part of the fabric of life in the city, but staying connected is a daily struggle for the marginalised and homeless.
Kampala generates about 60% of Uganda’s GDP. In the coming decade urbanisation is the single largest opportunity to spur economic growth in the coming decade.
City dwellers have better access to more information about the people and places around them than ever before, but it has never been more difficult to preserve privacy as a result.
The cloud lies under the ocean. Thin cables about as big around as a garden hose traverse the Earth’s oceans carrying all our intercontinental internet data.
Increased internet connectivity can spur economic growth throughout Africa. But the continent has a long way to go before it can reap any broadband dividend.