Today’s Solutions: June 12, 2024

floating homes in the Netherlands

Floating communities can help us rise to the challenge of climate change

It’s no secret—climate change is already upon us, and we have no choice but to adapt to it if we want to survive. While some regions of the world combat increasingly dangerous wildfires or droughts, other places, like the Netherlands, must learn to live with worsening floods while dealing with Read More...

Art installation displays the

Art installation displays the consequences of climate change in NYC

American artist and activist Maya Lin’s newest work, erected in New York City’s Madison Square Park, is a compelling and provocative piece called Ghost Forest. The public installation, comprised of 49 Atlantic cedar trees that have perished due to rising sea levels and saltwater inundation, was Read More...

Rekstur’s innovative hom

Rekstur's innovative home design can adapt to rising and falling sea levels

Rising sea levels are another symptom of human-induced climate change that we must contend with. New York City-based architecture firm Rekstur, recognizing that rising sea levels put homes on the coast at risk, has designed a floating container home that can adapt to the rising and falling of the Read More...

How will farmers face rising s

How will farmers face rising sea levels? Floating gardens may be the answer.

Farmers in Bangladesh are ahead of the game in developing creative solutions for planting in places with more water than land because Bangladesh’s wild monsoon season gives farmers no choice but to adapt to excess rains. According to experts, 20 percent of the available land in Bangladesh will Read More...

A previously extinct bird spec

A previously extinct bird species has re-evolved itself back from the dead

A once-extinct species of bird has re-evolved back into existence and returned to the island it once colonized thousands of years ago. The Aldabra white-throated rail was reportedly wiped out around 136,000 years ago when the island it called home submerged under the ocean due to rising sea Read More...

Instead of ignoring sea level

Instead of ignoring sea level rise, this Brooklyn development embraces it

If you walk down Metropolitan Avenue, a street that stretches across North Brooklyn, you’ll eventually reach a dead end: a chain-link fence blocks off access to the waterfront on the East River. But vacant land behind the fence could soon be transformed into a new park that brings green space to Read More...