Content tagged with Climate Change

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Seawater Greenhouse: Cheap Drought-Busting Greenhouses For The World's Most Arid Regions

A severe drought can devastate harvests and lead to nationwide famine. This low cost greenhouse could make that a thing of the past. A growing world population combined with climate change induced weather patterns means food security is fast becoming a critical global concern, especially in developing nations where these factors are generally more prevalent. Read on

 Martin Cathrae

Trees and the City: Treepedia Maps Tree Cover in Cities

Trees don't just make our cities more beautiful, they act as natural air-pollution filters, cool urban temperatures, reduce noise and smell, and attract birds: thanks to trees, our ever more congested cities can be much more pleasant places in which to live. How are world cities doing when it comes to trees? What are the cities with the highest tree density? Treepedia tell us just that. Read on

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Ancient Earth Roofing Technique Provides Sustainable Housing in Sub-Saharan Regions

An ancient construction method is providing affordable and sustainable housing to people in sub-Saharan regions. Its resurgence has the potential to not just help those lacking resources to build themselves a decent and affordable home, but thanks to new skills and training, it's also giving them a path out of poverty. Read on

Peat? Please!

A Swiss company developed a peat substitute made of corn straw. The resulting substrate can be used for gardening and landscaping, meaning that peat can remain in the ground where it serves as a precious habitat to biodiversity and an important carbon sink. Read on

 Bamidele Oni

Education, Innovation and Climate Smart Agriculture: a Multifaceted Approach to Environmental Sustainability in Nigeria

Climate smart agriculture is one of several different initiatives interested parties in Nigeria have undertaken to mitigate climate change. The situation on the ground as regards to how much individuals in Nigeria are affected by climate change reveals how important it is that everybody appreciates and acts on this issue to develop a sustainable system that protects their environment. Read on