Nathaniel Berman

Tap Water Is Clearly Better Than Bottled Water - Here's Why

As the poet W.H. Auden put it, “Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.”

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10 of the Most Energy Efficient, Sustainable Buildings in the World (Video)

Buildings eat up a lot of energy. Worldwide, they are responsible for more than 40 percent of global energy used and up to one third of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to the United Nations Environment Program. Thankfully, green-minded architects and designers continue to push the limits of energy efficiency, from retrofitting older buildings to reduce their energy usage to building new ones that create more energy than they require.

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5 Eco-Home Development Projects That Are Shaping the Future of Sustainable Design (Video)

With the ongoing threats of climate change and resource depletion, architects and designers are increasingly focusing on sustainable, eco-friendly strategies, from using recycled building materials and solar energy to including permaculture gardening and composting solutions in their projects.

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5 Eco-Friendly Social Housing Projects

We are living through what the United Nations has described as "the largest wave of urban growth in history." Today, around 54 percent of the world's population—nearly 4 billion people—live in cities and towns. By 2030, the U.N. projects, that number will grow to 5 billion.

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Earthships: 100% Sustainable, Inexpensive Off-Grid Homes Made From Recycled Materials (Video)

Residences and other types of buildings directly impact the environment as a result of the construction process, the design features and the types of materials used. In the past, traditional homes have negatively impacted the environment while continuing to contribute to greenhouse gas through energy usage and heating and cooling. As a result, sustainable building is becoming more popular around the world as future homeowners seek to reduce their carbon footprint.

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6 Extraordinary Art Projects Use Plastic Trash to Highlight the Crisis Facing the World's Oceans (Video)

The plastic trash crisis facing the Earth's marine environment is truly a tragedy of the commons, with a growing amount of manmade debris, including more than 315 billion pounds of plastic, polluting the world's oceans, killing wildlife and persisting for centuries before breaking down.

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