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 […]
Jerusalem's new subterranean cemetery is providing a solution to the problem of where to bury people nowadays.
Playing a game or two is something that runs to the very core of societies across the world and remains a way in which communities interact with one another - online or otherwise.
International sand sculpture artists have arrived in Ashkelon to create magical figures from sand.
Urban dwellers need more shade. A recent Israeli report explains why.
Weird, wonderful Dubai. Everything you need to know before your first trip.