Obsolete architecture and a warming planet have tag-teamed, making our cities hotter. But new technologies and sustainable urban development strategies could soon change our fates, according to UNLV Architecture professor Steffen Lehmann.

Dusk is just as important as dawn. Those nighttime hours in the dark help provide a much-needed cooling effect that leverages our daytime highs, and minimizes the intensity of potentially lethal heatwaves in our cities. The problem is that the…

Call for Papers and Participants: The 16th Eurasia Conference on Chemical Science 2023 (EuAsC2S–16) – Frontiers in Chemical Sciences for Sustainability

The Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, together with the Chemical Society of Thailand will co-organize “the 16th Eurasia Conference on Chemical Science 2023 (EuAsC2S–16)” under the theme “Frontiers in Chemical Sciences for Sustainability”, from December 13-15, 2023 at the Berkeley Hotel Pratunam, Bangkok.

GW Experts Presenting at COP27 on “Eco-Smart Inclusive Governance” and Solar Cooking

GW faculty and students will be presenting at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt which runs from Nov. 6-18.  On Nov. 17, GW participants will present their research findings during a panel titled “Eco-Smart Inclusive…

A Sea Change for Plastic Pollution: New Material Biodegrades in Ocean Water

Seeking solutions to counteract a rapid rise in plastic trash, scientists at UC San Diego have developed biodegradable material that is designed to replace conventionally used plastic. In a new study, an interdisciplinary team of researchers has shown that the material biodegrades in seawater.

Chula Launches a Bioproduct “Microbes to Clean Up Oil Spill in the Ocean”

Chula Faculty of Science has developed bioproducts to clean up oil spills in the ocean from their research on oil-eating microbes while getting ready to expand to industrial-scale production for ecological sustainability.

Howard County, Johns Hopkins APL Join Forces to Leverage Smart City Innovation in Gateway District

APL is bringing its expertise in public health, artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and climate change into a collaboration with the Howard County Economic Development Authority to incorporate smart and connected community concepts within the county’s Gateway District.