When thinking about cities in the Netherlands, most people picture canals lined with charming old houses and narrow brick alleyways. Don’t expect to find any of that in Rotterdam. This is not your typical Dutch city. Rotterdam is known for its modern, experimental architecture and has turned it into a hotspot for sustainable urban design. […]
Viganella is a village in Italy where the sun never shines. So locals installed a giant mirror to project the sun’s rays back onto them. Image via The Atlantic. There are companies and apps that do it already from the comfort of your own home: you can check the solar panel potential output from your […]
5G voodoo? A new study finds that the electrical activity in the cells of living creatures mirrors the electrical fields in nature. Seems we all like lightning, and evolved with the sun.
Israel is a biopharma and medical powerhouse. Earlier this week we reported on a NASDAQ traded company called Pluristem that brought dying coronavirus patients back to life and weaning off ventilation. Now, the Hebrew University from Jerusalem sends us a science breakthrough that speeds up testing results. If you read the news you will keep […]
The pattern of doing business and marketing has been changed dramatically since the past two decades. With the advent of information and technology and its extensive use all around the world, businesses are also reaching new heights of sophistication. Therefore, if you own a business or a brand, you simply can’t afford to stick to […]
Lightning's not supposed to strike twice. But here I am. In New York City. America's Ground Zero for coronavirus.
New research targeting buyers find that consumers prefer functionality over "features" of being green. Time to downplay the CSR plan?
While studying hosts’ photos, researchers discovered a “trustworthiness” pecking order: women are deemed more trustworthy than men, older hosts over younger ones, smiling faces over neutral expressions, attractive hosts over unattractive ones.
The Tenth Session of World Urban Forum, the world’s most important conference on cities convened biannually by UN Habitat has just concluded. For the first time, it took place in an Arab country, the United Arab Emirates, and the host, Abu Dhabi, had much to contribute to the conversation. Throughout the week-long event, representatives of […]
A tiny house, a room of one's own, a little office, pottery studio, or granny flat.
We love India. We love its people, its nature, its food and its traditions. But like a lot of cultures in tradition, India has a lot of room to grow, and hopefully learn from the mistakes of other energy independent countries like Canada. Canada may have created renewable energy out of hydro-electric dams, which is […]
You got to love New Yorkers. They are real, and they are often serious. And they like to walk the walk. So New Yorkers have a lot to celebrate now that their elected mayor Mayor Bill de Blasio declared that he will stop all new fossil fuel projects within and serving the city. Great talk, but what are locals doing really?
Oh it's a challenge getting those kids off the screens. But kids are just a reflection of us really. Want them to get moving more? Set an example and follow some of these tips.
If you are black and living in Baltimore you might not be able to afford your water. A new bill will alleviate income differences. A case study on how to fight privatization and allow access to all.
Why is so little reported about potential danger to Israel's northern coast town from the first stages of the Levianthan gas drill operation?
Boars have come down from the Carmel mountain and are roaming the streets of Haifa.
The ideas of Hassan Fathy, Egyptian architect whose views on sustainable architecture and social justice were scorned in his time, is inspiring modern opinions today.
We need an oracle to get us out of this debacle. The UN climate group has met for the 25th time. Will anything ever change?
There are over 7 billion people in the world utilizing the planet's resources. As we continue to use these resources, they continue to dry up. In fact, by 2025, 1.8 billion people will struggle to find water to drink. That's why it's more important than ever to conserve resources anyway we can, and it starts at home. Here are 7 ways to live a more green life at home.
Ecologically spot-on and dead sexy. Reformation hit a sweet spot with customers and the environment by fashioning deadstock fabric into new clothes.
Everyone has teeth. If you don't take care of them they can be your biggest health problem. Tips for dentists on making sure germs they are exposed to as well as patients are kept under control. Some are good but at the dentist most germs are bad.
What if we all treated our homes like its own environment, a little biosphere. Would we be kinder to the planet?
Michelle Obama helps start backyard gardens, one school at a time.
In a region where it feels like everything under the sun has been worshipped and discovered, yet another ancient city, 5,000 years old has been uncovered. They are calling it the Bronze Age New York City. According to excavation directors this was among the first cosmopolitan and planned cities where thousands of people lived. Massive […]
What on earth is a vertical forest? It’s a forest that doesn’t grow on the earth. It grows in troughs placed on the balconies of residential buildings, hotels, and parks, making huge urban green spaces that don’t take up ground space, but rise skyward. Today’s overcrowded, denatured, polluted cities are only waiting for them. They […]