Once cleaned of heavy metals, microplastics, and sand, sargassum is finding many potential uses in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, particularly as biogas, but also biofertilizer, cellulose packaging, and even artificial vegan leather. But regulatory hurdles are delaying range of responses.
The City Taking Shade to a Science in Battle with Heat
While other cities wait for their newly planted trees to grow, Tel Aviv has taken shade high-tech with ‘Lumi-Weave’ and detailed shade mapping. EDITOR’S NOTE: Coming out of our hottest summer on record, Deceleration is exploring heat-busting strategies and developing resources for survival. In August we published both an Extreme […]
From Displacement to Resilience: Climate Migrants Helping Grow Needed Solutions
People from nations highly vulnerable to climate change—like the Marshall Islands and Honduras—are now helping the United States to better prepare for its impacts David Sherfinski | @dsherfinski | Thomson Reuters Foundation When Benetick Kabua Maddison moved to the United States from the Marshall Islands aged six, it was partly […]
How US Cities are Responding to Increasing Life-Threatening Heatwaves
Officials from Portland, New York, Miami and Phoenix discuss plans to keep residents safe in extreme heat. San Antonio better listen up. EDITOR’S NOTE: Residents of San Antonio (not discussed in this article) have been living through their hottest summer on record, with more than 50 days of triple-digit temps […]