Technology

Can urban farming play a key role in food security?

Urban farming can conjure up images of small plots of land in the midst of concrete jungles — oases where city-dwellers can come...

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The Alarming Rise of India’s Pay-to-Breathe Industry

As the state’s solutions to pollution fail, the need for expensive air purifiers is driving a new kind of inequality....

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As Millions of Solar Panels Age Out, Recyclers Hope to Cash In

Solar panels have a lifespan of 25 to 30 years, but they contain valuable metals, including silver and copper. With a surge of exp...

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Is biodegradable better? Making sense of ‘compostable’ plastics

Bacardi rum bottles, Skittles sweet wrappers, designer water bottles—a bevy of companies are developing biodegradable plastic pa...

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From cradle to compost: the disruptors who want to make death greener

Startups rush to gain foothold in a burgeoning industry as New York and California move to legalize human composting...

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A skinny robot documents the forces eroding a massive Antarctic glacier

Scientists got their first up-close look at what's eating away part of Antarctica's Thwaites ice shelf, nicknamed the Doomsday Gla...

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The cities built to be reusable

The remnants of most old buildings end up in landfill, but some cities are starting to design them for so they can be easily disas...

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From Lab to Market: Bio-Based Products Are Gaining Momentum

Propelled by government investment and shareholder demand, manufacturers are pushing to get bio-based products into the marketplac...

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Why fabric fraud is so easy to hide

In 2016, US retailer Target severed ties with textile manufacturer Welspun India after discovering that 750,000 sheets and pillowc...

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Would you eat your coffee cup to help reduce plastic waste?

Edible takeaway cups and library-style mug-borrowing schemes are on the menu at a growing number of cafes as possible solutions to...

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Sun Cable demise shows renewable energy mega projects ‘really hard’

The collapse of plans by two of Australia's richest people to export solar power from the country's sun-drenched north to Singapor...

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How carbon materials can improve solar power, green hydrogen and battery technology

Carbon has a (justifiably) bad reputation for its role in climate change. You've heard we need to reduce our carbon emissions, our...

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