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researchers at ETH zurich calculated that under the current climate change, earth’s land could support 4.4 billion hectares of forests. The post can planting a trillion trees save us from climate change? appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Trees are an unquestionably important part of our environment, and their ability to convert carbon dioxide into oxygen means they could play a key role in offsetting the worst effects of climate change. But just how effective would they be? A new study from ETH Zurich has quantified that the Earth has room to reforest an area the size of the US, and calculates what benefits that might brin
The Royal Institute of British Architects has declared a state of climate emergency, committing to a five-year plan of action for climate change. Read more
The hole in the Earth's ozone layer may be on the mend, but that doesn't mean its environmental impacts are over. A new review study has examined in detail the effects that the extra UV radiation is having on the environment, such as shifting climate zones, changing ocean temperatures and making some species more vulnerable... Continue Reading How the hole in the ozone layer is affecting c
Evolution is usually a gradual process, but about half a billion years ago it took off at a gallop in an event that's now known as the Cambrian Explosion. One of the leading theories is that this was thanks to a huge spike in oxygen levels, and now a team may have found where all that oxygen come from – plate tectonics... Continue Reading How plate tectonics may have changed the climate an
Climate change already appears to be responsible for an overabundance of jellyfish in the world's oceans, but new research indicates that it may also lead to something else – lots and lots of squid. The findings run contrary to what was expected to be the case... Continue Reading Climate change may cause an increase in squid populations Category: Biology Tags: climate change Gl
With architects changing their ways in response to global warming, Phineas Harper asks: what does radical architecture look like in the era of climate change? Read more
the scheme responds to the climatic conditions through hospitable environments and durable, local building materials. The post BNIM equips school in northwest kenya to deal with the harsh equatorial climate appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
a crowded forest of can-caning carnivores. The post ‘we are the baby gang,’ playful polar bears that grew feathers to beat climate change appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Open-air walkways and staircases overlook landscaped gardens at this dormitory by US studio LOHA at a central California university, which was built using durable and economical materials. Read more


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