Dubai, better known for its towering skyscrapers is also home to the world's most sustainable commercial building. Hayley Platt takes a look at 'The Change Initiative' - recently awarded the world's most sustainable building.
Deutsche Welle (Mar. 10, 2013) Can ecologically sound forestry be carried out in the tropics? Scientists from the Forest Stewardship Council say it can. They have developed criteria for the sustainable cultivation and trade in ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (Aug. 19, 2013) Can ecologically sound forestry be carried out in the tropics? Scientists from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) say it can. They have developed criteria for the sustainable cultivation and trade ... watch video
AFP (Sep. 18, 2016) A building made of tires and glass and plastic bottles, off the grid and non-polluting: a village in Uruguay is home to a fully sustainable school -- and a bold experiment in green citizenship.
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AFP (Dec. 5, 2014) Amidst worries about global warming and resource depletion, some US communities have turned to ultra-sustainable housing, known as 'Eathships'. Examples can be found across the world, but their ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (Aug. 5, 2013) Inle Lake is the second-largest freshwater lake in Myanmar and home to the Inthe people. But the lake's ecosystem is now under threat through overfishing, deforestation, pollution and ... watch video
Reuters (July 2, 2012) A trio of Spanish architects believe that in the future humans will play an important role in generating energy for their homes. The team have designed the 'Jane Fonda Kit House', an eco-friendly ... watch video
AP (May 12, 2014) A Huston-Tillotson University professor is living in a dumpster for a year to teach students about sustainable living. Jeff Wilson, aka 'Professor Dumpster' lives in a space he says is 1% the size of ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (Aug. 19, 2013) "Forest certification could be a very strong tool in the avoidance of illegal logging." says Ulrich Bick, an expert on sustainable forest management at the Hamburg Institute for World ... watch video
Oct. 19, 2016 Loss of cultural heritage first brings to mind the destruction in the Middle East. But in the Caribbean it is mainly natural processes such as coastal erosion and human interventions driven by ... read more
Oct. 18, 2016 New research suggests that "flash droughts" -- like the one that unexpectedly gripped the Southern Rockies and Midwest in the summer of 2012 -- could be predicted months in ... read more
Oct. 20, 2016 Bolivian glaciers shrunk by 43% between 1986 and 2014, and will continue to diminish if temperatures in the region continue to increase. Glacier recession is leaving lakes ... read more
July 6, 2016 A team of scientists has developed a new catalyst for the easy synthesis of substituted 1H-indenes. Based on the abundant element cobalt their cheap and easy to prepare catalytic complex is capable ... read more
Oct. 20, 2015 'Green' commercial buildings bring in more revenue for landlords, according to new research. Environmentally friendly office buildings have higher rents and occupancy rates as well as more ... read more