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Technology to combat glacier melting
"One of the big humanitarian time bombs of climate change." That's how glaciologist Jemma Wadham describes the melting of glaciers. Some researchers are working to slow it down using reflective blankets known as geotextiles. But while the solution looks promising, it has one major drawback: its scalability.
We revalorize construction waste and ash to create roads and buildings
Tecnocir was born out of the necessity to reduce CO2 emissions, the high use of raw materials to obtain aggregates and the generation of large volumes of waste from demolitions in construction.
The architect who designs unique buildings with an African soul
If Mariam Kamara is clear about one thing, it is that buildings should not be defined by Westerners alone. This is why, from her own studio, she designs sustainable structures that seek to pay tribute to traditional African architecture.
The lesser kestrel and the rocket frog, two of the 450 species we protect
Today, World Wildlife Day, we highlight our commitment to the protection and conservation of biodiversity.
Earthquake engineering in the face of Turkey's collapsed "rotten buildings"
According to the US Geological Survey, an average of 55 earthquakes occur every day. Engineers and architects are looking for new building materials and structures that can withstand strong shaking.