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Today’s Solutions: June 24, 2024

Karachi skyline during the day

How a Karachi resident turned a neglected park into an urban oasis

Hot weather is nothing new to people living in Karachi, Pakistan’s biggest city, where heatwaves can sometimes bring life-threatening temperatures of 44˚C upon its population of 15 million. But while the shade is in high demand in this concrete jungle, greenery is rather scarce. In light of Read More...

‘Park Habitat’ in San Jose

‘Park Habitat’ in San Jose will bring the office and nature together

The benefits of being surrounded by nature have been proven by a large body of research. With that said, wouldn’t it make sense to integrate as much nature as possible into our office spaces, where — at least in non-pandemic times — many of us spend much of our time? Well, a new sustainable Read More...

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Reconnecting with nature to improve both individual and planetary wellbeing

Regularly engaging with our planet’s natural resources may not only improve your health but that of the environment too, according to a new study. To reach these conclusions, the researchers at the University of Plymouth have used surveys that measured people’s engagement with nature through Read More...

Madagascar to plant 60 million

Madagascar to plant 60 million trees in less than four months

Madagascar, the oldest island in the world and the fourth-largest, is home to an astounding range of plant and animal life, most of which are found nowhere else on earth. Over the last two decades, however, the country has lost nearly one-fifth of its tree cover, which serves as the primary Read More...

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This London building has the world's largest living wall

For some time already, climate scientists have highlighted that our built environment has the potential to help mitigate climate change, support adaptation, and improve public health. The general idea is that the way we design and develop our cities can have a long-lasting positive impact on the Read More...

Planting more trees could dram

Planting more trees could dramatically help in fight against climate change

In order to achieve stabilization of global temperatures as called for by the international climate goals, we need to reach net-zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050. And while turning away from fossil fuels to clean energy sources is an essential step, a recent study suggests that the best Read More...