The cost of cooling: how air conditioning is heating up the world
he widespread reliance on air conditioning in the US is explored in Eric Dean Wilson's book After Cooling: on Freon, Global Warming, and the Terrible Cost of Comfort.
Saturday Links: San Francisco-Marin Food Bank Gave Out Twice as Much Food in 2020 as Prior Year
The pandemic worsened hunger in the Bay Area with the SF-Marin food bank dealing out 80 million pounds of food in 2020.
UK weather: lightning strikes homes in Hampshire as country hit by storms
A 70-year-old woman has escaped unharmed after two homes were partially destroyed by a lightning strike in Hampshire, with thunderstorms and heavy rain expected across the south of the UK this weekend.
US set for punishing temperatures as huge 'heat dome' to settle over country
The most extensive heatwave of a scorching summer is set to descend upon much of America in the coming week, further roasting areas already gripped by severe drought, plunging reservoirs and wildfires.
"Great design isn't enough. We need homes that will get us to net-zero"
To reduce carbon emissions, architects and designers need to change the way they design homes, writes Geraldine de Boisse, vice president of innovation at renewable-energy supplier Bulb.
COP26 will be most important summit ever, but the UK's leadership is already falling short | Kate Blagojevic
his summer alone has seen scorching heat domes smother parts of the US and Canada with record temperatures, and blistering heatwaves sweep across Pakistan.
A Skywalk Just Opened Up That Goes 100 Feet Above the Sequoia Redwoods
Northern California is virtually synonymous with redwood forest groves; they're the same swaths of trees under dire threat from the climate crisis ( though, nevertheless, are resilient).
This planter made from porecelain, organic waste & carbon actively reduces greenhouse gas emissions!
As we transition out of a health crisis, we can't rest because we still have to deal with the climate crisis.
Why Proptech Can Help Solve Real Estate's Biggest Problems
Billions of venture capital dollars have flowed into real estate to improve the experience of residents, office tenants and landlords themselves. But where's the money for the really important stuff?
Angela Merkel: bowing out, the chancellor who balances Bundestag with Bunsen burner | Philip Oltermann
s she faced a lecture-hall sized auditorium packed with national and international press for the last time in her 16-year chancellorship, there was a sense that the room was simultaneously hearing from two very different people in Angela Merkel.