biodiversity

Javits Convention Center's Green Roof is Home to Birds, Bats and Bees

Javits Convention Center's Green Roof is Home to Birds, Bats and Bees

Meet the newest residents of the West Side of Manhattan. These newborn gulls have a penthouse pad on the Green Roof of the Javits Convention Center.

Beehives for Green Roofs

Beehives for Green Roofs

Green roofs can host all sorts of amenities, from rooftop conference rooms to lush gardens. Alvéole, a turnkey urban beekeeping service, adds honeybee hives to that list.

Locked Up and Living Sustainably: Eco-Friendly Prison Wins Award

Locked Up and Living Sustainably: Eco-Friendly Prison Wins Award

A high-security remand prison in Stockholm, won the 2019 BREEAM Public Projects In-Use award for its range of eco-friendly initiatives.

Urban Biodiversity to Lower Chronic Disease

Urban Biodiversity to Lower Chronic Disease

Replanting urban environments with native flora could be a cost effective way to improve public health because it will help 'rewild' the environmental and human microbiota, University of Adelaide researchers say.

Creating Corridor of Natural Habitats Along Chicago River Could Create Jobs, Reduce Flooding and Pollution, Study Says

Creating Corridor of Natural Habitats Along Chicago River Could Create Jobs, Reduce Flooding and Pollution, Study Says

A new report commissioned by Friends of the Chicago River says the development of an environmentally friendly “blue-green corridor” along the river system in northeastern Illinois would create $192 million in annual economic benefits, in addition to boosting wildlife, water quality and recreational opportunities.