Panels on reservoirs can keep enough water for 300 million people from evaporating.
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Contrary to its fully glazed counterpart, a passive solar greenhouse is designed to retain as much warmth as possible.
La Caverne is an underground urban farm that operates out of an old parking garage in Paris, growing mushrooms, endives, and microgreens.
Removing cars from urban areas means lower carbon emissions, less air pollution, and fewer road traffic accidents. So why are residents so resistant?
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Invented by the region's Moorish rulers 1,200 years ago, Valencia's irrigation system is now a model for sustainable farming.
Whoa. This looks like a super cool technology. It's made out of vegetable waste, enables collecting solar energy even when not in direct sunlight, and the panels are flexible so they can be integrated in more than just flat windows. I'm really excited about these and how they could enable easy solar energy.
Each reason points to a deeper problem: our economy’s inability to value the right things.
This is a fascinating article about a low-tech solution to alleviate some of our climate problems, but with a depressing ending. Political leaders, technologists, and capitalism itself don't value technologies that aren't flashy or are developed and iterated on by native peoples.
It reminds me of my own field, web development, where people are drawn to highly engineered, flashy toolchains instead of working with the systems that is already present (browsers, HTML, DOM APIs, etc). I think the author is right that people want the solution to be separate from the base system. People like the idea of starting from scratch to try to control all the variables, instead of working around issues with creative solutions.