Within Sight of New York City, an Old-Growth Forest Faces Storms and Sea Level Rise
by Kevin Krajick on December 3, 2019 at 3:15 pm
On a peninsula within sight of New York City, researchers are studying trees dating as far back as the early 1800s. Rising seas and more powerful storms, both fueled by climate change, could eventually spell their end.
Why you should host a Christmas cookie exchange
by Katherine Martinko on December 5, 2019 at 12:00 pm
It’s the fastest (and most fun) way to fill your house with a variety of delicious baked goods.
Why will there be free wrapping paper in Sunday’s NY Times?
by Melissa Breyer on December 5, 2019 at 6:54 pm
For the Sunday, December 8 issue, a centerspread ad has been designed as a piece of planet-friendly wrapping paper.
Why kids need recess more than ever
by Katherine Martinko on December 4, 2019 at 3:00 pm
It’s about so much more than getting daily exercise.
Why Your Dentist Might Not Prescribe Antibiotics
by American Dental Association (ADA) on November 16, 2019 at 4:41 pm
What we build is as important as what we build out of
by Lloyd Alter on December 5, 2019 at 2:13 pm
Architects at a Mass Timber round table note that we have to build great urban spaces at reasonable densities.
Vancouver says no more foam food containers
by Katherine Martinko on December 2, 2019 at 12:00 pm
A ban will take place in the new year, followed by crackdowns on straws and grocery bags.
Throwback Toothday: What Scares a Vampire?
by American Dental Association (ADA) on October 24, 2019 at 6:41 pm
Throwback Toothday: The Fearless Flosser
by American Dental Association (ADA) on October 3, 2019 at 3:57 pm
Throwback Toothday: Sherlock is on the Case
by American Dental Association (ADA) on October 16, 2019 at 3:09 pm
Throwback Toothday: Make a Good First Impression
by American Dental Association (ADA) on November 21, 2019 at 2:38 pm
Throwback Toothday: It’s Never Too Late to See Your Dentist
by American Dental Association (ADA) on December 2, 2019 at 3:29 pm
Throwback Toothday: End Your Day on a High Note
by American Dental Association (ADA) on November 7, 2019 at 3:36 pm
Throwback Toothday: Don’t Bring Your Teeth to a Dead End
by American Dental Association (ADA) on November 1, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Throwback Toothday: Dental Did-You-Knows
by American Dental Association (ADA) on November 14, 2019 at 6:24 pm
Throwback Toothday: Captain Cuspid’s Treasure
by American Dental Association (ADA) on December 5, 2019 at 8:13 pm
Throwback Toothday: A Dental Pop Quiz
by American Dental Association (ADA) on September 26, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Throwback Day: A Smile is Contagious
by American Dental Association (ADA) on October 10, 2019 at 6:55 pm
These puffers are filled with wildflowers, rather than plastic, fur, or down
by Melissa Breyer on December 5, 2019 at 10:25 pm
Pangaia’s FLWRDWN offers a cruelty-free and sustainable option for keeping warm.
Taro Takahashi, Who Uncovered Key Links Between Oceans and Climate
by Kevin Krajick on December 4, 2019 at 2:58 pm
Taro Takahashi, a seagoing scientist who made key discoveries about carbon dioxide and the earth’s climate, has died. In a career spanning more than 60 years, he and his colleagues documented how the oceans both absorb and give off huge amounts of carbon dioxide, exchanging it with the atmosphere.
Su Dentista Podría No Recetarle Antibióticos
by American Dental Association (ADA) on November 18, 2019 at 2:55 pm
Smart modern milk box could solve the problem of porch pirates
by Lloyd Alter on December 5, 2019 at 5:05 pm
The Danby Parcel Guard reduces the waste of stolen packages and multiple deliveries.
Reusable bamboo cups can leach chemicals into your hot drink
by Katherine Martinko on November 29, 2019 at 3:00 pm
Unless you want a dash of melamine or formaldehyde in your coffee, skip the bamboo cups.
Reebok reveals world’s first plant-based performance running shoe
by Melissa Breyer on December 4, 2019 at 6:54 pm
The Forever Floatride GROW is made with castor beans, algae, eucalyptus, and natural rubber.
Reduce embodied carbon with hemp insulation batts from NatureFibres
by Lloyd Alter on December 4, 2019 at 8:20 pm
They should rename the town of Asbestos after this stuff.
Put a power plant in your living room
by Lloyd Alter on December 3, 2019 at 10:03 am
Ampere Energy has developed a battery that fits in your minimalist apartment.
Poor toilet hygiene spreads more E.coli than raw meat
by Katherine Martinko on December 3, 2019 at 3:00 pm
In other words, always wash your hands when you’re done in the bathroom.
Photo: The Needles at sunset
by Melissa Breyer on December 3, 2019 at 11:00 am
Our photo of the day comes from Cannon Beach, Oregon.
Photo: Red fox shows its true colors
by Melissa Breyer on December 4, 2019 at 11:00 am
Our photo of the day comes from the vibrant hills of California.
Photo: Eye contact with the beautiful pine grosbeak
by Melissa Breyer on December 5, 2019 at 11:00 am
Our photo of the day comes from Queens Park Cemetery, Calgary, Canada.
Photo: Beautiful kingfisher poses on her perch
by Melissa Breyer on December 2, 2019 at 11:00 am
Our photo of the day comes from Munich, Germany.
Photo Essay: An Old-Growth Forest Near New York City Faces Storms and Sea-Level Rise
by Kevin Krajick on December 3, 2019 at 3:14 pm
Centuries-old trees on a peninsula near New York City could provide an important record of past storms. Researchers recently traveled there to sample the trees before they are wiped out by rising seas and powerful storms.
Over 31,000 registrants at ADA FDI 2019
by American Dental Association (ADA) on October 15, 2019 at 4:55 pm
On World Soil Day, a look at how we should be growing buildings
by Lloyd Alter on December 5, 2019 at 2:35 pm
The future of green building depends on what comes out of our soil.
Offices for the Architects Association for Northern Portugal are a wonderful mix of old and new
by Lloyd Alter on December 2, 2019 at 2:05 pm
A minimalist and discreet addition to some exuberant older houses.
Now Playing: A Plaquebuster Hit from the ADA Seal of Acceptance!
by American Dental Association (ADA) on November 29, 2019 at 6:00 am
Most in-use makeup products contaminated with awful bacteria
by Melissa Breyer on December 3, 2019 at 3:39 pm
Researchers ‘astonished’ to find potentially deadly bacteria, including E.coli and Staphylococci, in 9 out of 10 products they tested.
Less Rice and More Nutritious Crops Will Enhance India’s Food Supply, Study Says
by Guest Blogger on December 4, 2019 at 9:32 pm
A new study finds that diversifying India’s crops could provide better nutrition for 200 million undernourished people.
KEEN has launched its ‘most durable, consciously-constructed’ boot yet
by Katherine Martinko on December 5, 2019 at 3:00 pm
The leather boots come in several styles for both men and women.
Jake Dyson introduces lamp that adjusts for the daylight where you live
by Lloyd Alter on December 4, 2019 at 9:38 pm
The LightCycle follows our circadian rhythms via your phone and GPS.
It’s A Cracker! Make Your Christmas Go with A Bang
by suzy on December 5, 2019 at 4:07 pm
Save money by making your own Christmas crackers – here’s exactly how! Are you bored of spending a fortune on Christmas Crackers and Christmas decorations, […]
I Can See Clearly Now! – Having Your Windows Properly Cleaned
by suzy on December 5, 2019 at 3:50 pm
Are your windows starting to show the dirt? Cleaning your windows can be a chore, however the difference once they’re clean can be amazing! Keeping […]
How to design a compact kitchen
by Lloyd Alter on December 2, 2019 at 11:00 am
You really don’t need all those big appliances.
How to Choose the Best Mover
by suzy on December 5, 2019 at 2:10 pm
While you are moving houses, you need to think about selecting a moving company! However, all the moving companies that exist out there are not […]
How Much Housekeeping Is There in Independent Senior Residences?
by suzy on November 26, 2019 at 3:36 pm
What kind of housekeeping can you expect in a modern senior residence? There are more seniors today than ever, and as they get older, more […]
Hot weather increases risk of premature childbirth
by Katherine Martinko on December 4, 2019 at 12:00 pm
And new research suggests that the problem is only going to get worse.
GRID3 Project Aims to Put Everyone on the Map
by Renee Cho on December 4, 2019 at 1:22 pm
Detailed population data from the project is helping to protect against disease and plan for new schools in low- and middle-income countries. It may also enhance food security and disaster response.
French MPs want to ban Black Friday
by Katherine Martinko on December 3, 2019 at 12:00 pm
It harms retailers, drives overconsumption, and contributes to traffic jams and pollution. What’s the point?
Flooring for Little Critters
by suzy on November 28, 2019 at 3:40 pm
Do you have pets? Here are some flooring choices that you should consider! Photo By: Martin’s Floor Covering So many of us relish in the pitter […]
Fight back against the online onslaught, and support Small Business Saturday
by Lloyd Alter on November 30, 2019 at 11:30 am
Main Street retail is vanishing under pressure from online shopping and rising rents. There are good reasons to save it.
Double Glazed vs. Triple Glazed Windows
by suzy on December 5, 2019 at 12:07 pm
When you are getting windows for home or conservatory, you have a few different options available to consider! Out of those options, double glazed windows […]
Doors Make a Difference — Door Maintenance and Upgrades for 2020
by suzy on December 5, 2019 at 7:18 pm
Buyers look at every little thing when they are considering investing in a home — which means interior and exterior doors! Photo By: Lagois Design Build […]
Damaging Rains From Hurricanes Can Be More Intense After Winds Subside
by Earth Institute on December 3, 2019 at 8:28 pm
According to new research, the rains that come once the storm has weakened may actually be more intense than when the storm is at its strongest.
Comedian Hasan Minhaj tackles the fast fashion industry on Netflix
by Katherine Martinko on December 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm
His analysis is both informative and humorous – a perfect way to spur people to action.
Climate and Society Posters and Presentations at AGU 2019
by International Research Institute for Climate and Society on December 5, 2019 at 3:59 pm
A range of areas of expertise from Columbia University’s International Research Institute for Climate and Society will be represented at this year’s annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union.
Can We Predict ‘Climate Migrations’?
by Francesco Fiondella on December 5, 2019 at 7:58 pm
A prototype model considers climate and socioeconomic factors to see if displacements of people can be predicted and better explained.
Call for Proposals for Earth Institute Sustainability Primers
by Samantha Ostrowski on December 3, 2019 at 1:46 pm
The Education Committee of the Earth Institute faculty is seeking proposals for a series of sustainability primers published by Columbia University Press. Proposals are due by March 2, 2020.