Urban Planning
Will chocolate be wiped out by climate change?
OUT OF THIS WORLD | What's Up In Climate Change - a glance at the most important news about our warming world Find Your Forecast Isabella O'Malley Climate Change Reporter Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 4:37 PM - The latest research on chocolate and global warming, eerily beautiful and glowing plankton in India, pollution and cancer in wild animals, and sustainable aluminum from Apple. It's What's Up in Climate Change.
May 23 8:48PM The Weather Network

Why diversity in sustainability matters, and what you can do
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 12:32amEddie Love was the lone African American in a cohort of 90 wildlife management students at Auburn University and one of three people of color at his U.S.
May 23 2:43PM GreenBiz

Why Old-Growth Forests Matter to Cities
In cities around the United States, old-growth forests have survived against the odds. But preserving them is not as simple as roping them off from the public.
May 22 2:00PM CityLab

Why antibiotic pollution is a global threat
Rising antibiotic resistance caused by pollutants needs action Our environment is contaminated with antibiotics. While this is often at a dilute level, sometimes the concentrations are surprisingly high.
May 20 4:04PM Chemistry World

Lawns Are an Ecological Disaster
Neil Tyson often conjectures that maybe aliens have concluded humans aren't intelligent enough to contact. He's probably referring to our capacity for war, but lawns may display our talent for fruitless carnage even better.
May 19 3:17PM Earther

Quality of Life: Livability in Future Cities
Cities are becoming the predominant living and working environment of humanity, and for this reason, livability or quality of life in the city has become crucial. This urban planning course will focus on four areas that directly affect livability in a city: Urban energy, urban climate, urban ecology and urban mobility.
May 18 7:23AM

Six Baby Squirrels With Tails Hopelessly Tangled Together Rescued in Nebraska
Ever heard of a rat king? As urban legend tells us, that's what happens when the tails of rats get knotted together. Well, apparently the same thing can happen to squirrels, as the startled residents of a Nebraska town learned last week.
May 17 6:33PM Gizmodo

Regenerative AgricultureBeyond Organic
Shares 468Transitioning to more sustainable forms of agriculture remains critical, as many current agriculture practices have serious consequences including deforestation and soil degradation. But despite agriculture's enormous potential to hurt the environment, it also has enormous potential to heal it.
May 16 8:54AM Food Tank

U.S. environmental groups are largely white. Here's what some are
Roger Arliner Young (RAY) Marine Conservation Diversity Fellowship, part of a program designed to attract people of color to work on ocean issues. Concerned that colleagues might not appreciate his background, culture or upbringing, he was pleasantly surprised that co-workers at two of the conservation non-profits behind the fellowship, Ocean Conservancy and Rare, welcomed him with open arms.
May 16 12:02AM Ensia

Mystery meat: scientists are investigating the roadkill we never get to see
That flattened raccoon or broken reptile might just be something to drive past for motorists, but for scavenging animals, it's breakfast. A new study published today in the Journal of Urban Ecology is the first to look at the role of these scavengers in performing roadkill removaland its results call into question whether we're even counting roadkill right.
May 15 3:00AM Popular Science

Climate change is already making droughts worse #auspol #qldpol #StopAdani
Dr Benjamin Cook is a climate scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Few areas of the world are completely immune to droughts and their often-devastating impacts on water resources, ecosystems and people.
May 14 9:14PM jpratt27

Can We Build Cities That Think Like A Planet?
In 1950, less than 50 percent of the world's population lived in cities. As of 2014, more than half of people on Earth occupied space in urban areas.
May 12 10:41AM NPR.org

Wild animals and medieval towns
In the year 1166, the town of Carmarthen in southern Wales was attacked by a rabid wolf, which bit 22 people. This episode was an extreme encounter, but the walls of medieval cities often did very little to keep out wild animals.
May 12 10:07AM Medievalists.net

Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs
Using real examples, learn how ecology can guide urban design to avert environmental disasters and improve people's lives..
May 10 10:28PM

Quality of Life: Livability in Future Cities
Learn how urban planning, energy, climate, ecology and mobility impact the livability and quality of life of a future city..
May 10 10:28PM

Postponing Day Zero: Investment in water efficiency will keep taps running
California, Brazil and South Africa have all recently experienced major drought, threatening serious disruption to supplies for major cities ('Day Zero' events). How can England prepare for drought without harming the environment or driving up water charges? Dr Matthew Ives and Mike Simpson of Oxford's Environmental Change Institute, discuss their research on strategic water planning, newly published in the Water & Environment Journal.
May 10 1:20PM University of Oxford

Herman Daly, Benjamin Kunkel: Ecologies of Scale. New Left Review 109, January-February 2018.
If fidelity to GDP growth amounts to the religion of the modern world, then Herman Daly surely counts as a leading heretic. Arguably the preeminent figure in ecological economics, a field he did much to establish, and the author in his many works of perhaps the most fundamental and eloquently logical case against endless economic growth yet produced, Daly was born in 1938, in Houston, Texas.
May 8 10:15PM newleftreview.org

2018 National Design Award Winners
The National Design Awards program celebrates design as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world, and seeks to increase national awareness of design by educating the public and promoting excellence, innovation, and lasting achievement. View Gallery Gail Anderson Gail Anderson is a New York-based designer, writer, and educator.
May 8 1:43PM Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum