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Consumption-based emissions from nearly 100 of the world’s biggest cities represent 10 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to new research from C40 Cities. The new report, The Future of Urban Consumption...

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Researchers from ETH Zurich have developed a novel technology that produces liquid hydrocarbon fuels exclusively from sunlight and air. The new solar mini-refinery is located on the roof of ETH’s Machine Laboratory building in...

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Camps for refugees and internally displaced people are known for being dangerous, particularly for women. Thanks to a solar-energy initiative from the UN’s migration agency, this is beginning to change. Energy is hard to...

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New research suggests that taking to the streets to protest for climate action may indeed have a positive effect on the public. A team of American researchers has found that people tended to be...

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Seventeen Stirling Prize winners, including Foster + Partners and Zaha Hadid Architects, have released a declaration calling on UK architects to create “architecture and urbanism that has a more positive impact on the world...

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Highways, parking lots and other paved surfaces represent the least sustainable development, right? Not always. Writing in the Journal of Cleaner Production, Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers found that many factors determine whether pavement...

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The UN-Habitat Assembly ended with delegates passing five resolutions on a range of topics, including safer cities, implementing the New Urban Agenda, and improving urban-rural linkages for sustainable urbanization. The first-ever UN-Habitat Assembly, which...

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Humans are unknowingly consuming tens of thousands of plastic particles per year, according to a new study from the University of Victoria. This problem require more research to understand the potential health impacts. At...

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Driverless taxis and automated private vehicles could result in more traffic on the roads, not less. This was the finding of a simulation for the city of Zurich conducted by ETH Zurich, contradicting previous...

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Huge floating solar islands on the ocean that produce enough energy to enable CO2-neutral global freight traffic – what sounds like science fiction has now been calculated for the first time by researchers in...

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