Venice began to sink in the 1950s and 1960s when groundwater was pumped from below the city for industrial use. Since then, it has contended with floods of various severity. Read on to discover how engineers use a variety of methods to protect residences and historic buildings.
Our warming world definitely impacts weather and the environment, but what about the impact on humans? Read on to learn the relationship between wet-bulb temperatures, humidity and our ability to cool ourselves by sweating.
Recycling the disposable masks that were ubiquitous during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic may seem odd, but they are blowing down our streets, filling our landfills and polluting our water. Read on to discover some unusual ways entrepreneurs are upcycling these materials.
At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, a shift developed between human and animal activity — with no humans around, animals returned to old ecosystems. Read on to learn more about this phenomenon and discover how it relates to water quality.
Drought and the war in Ukraine are major disruptions to the world’s wheat supply. And livestock is feeling the heat as they struggle to gain weight. Water conservation is one answer to the drought situation, but many areas of the United States don’t have the incentive to curtail water use.
With our level of energy use, no one single renewable energy source can provide all the energy needed in U.S. homes. However, wood-burning boiler systems can be a sustainable energy resource — much more prevalent in many areas than solar or wind energy.