Flood frequency of the Amazon River has increased fivefold

New data suggests that flooding in the Amazon River has gone up in both intensity and frequency over the past 100 years. Scientists analyzed data points from the past century and believe the increase in flooding is linked to changes in ocean temperatures.

Scientists have measured the river’s water levels for 113 years at the Port of Manaus in Brazil. The researchers found that large flooding events and extreme droughts have gone up over the past 20 to 30 years. In the early part of the century,…

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Flood frequency of the Amazon River has increased fivefold

New data suggests that flooding in the Amazon River has gone up in both intensity and frequency over the past 100 years. Scientists analyzed data points from the past century and believe the increase in flooding is linked to changes in ocean temperatures.

Scientists have measured the river’s water levels for 113 years at the Port of Manaus in Brazil. The researchers found that large flooding events and extreme droughts have gone up over the past 20 to 30 years. In the early part of the century,…

Charming home uses local, natural materials to pay homage to a chestnut tree

Young Czech architecture firm Valarch studio has completed a modest yet elegant family house built largely of timber to reference the property’s old chestnut tree in the garden. Named the Chestnut House, the home spans a compact footprint of just 840 square feet and comprises two sections: a larger living area and a smaller, green-roofed technical area united via a multifunctional vestibule. All building materials were locally sourced wherever possible with an emphasis on natural materials.

When…

Charming home uses local, natural materials to pay homage to a chestnut tree

Young Czech architecture firm Valarch studio has completed a modest yet elegant family house built largely of timber to reference the property’s old chestnut tree in the garden. Named the Chestnut House, the home spans a compact footprint of just 840 square feet and comprises two sections: a larger living area and a smaller, green-roofed technical area united via a multifunctional vestibule. All building materials were locally sourced wherever possible with an emphasis on natural materials.

When…

Mars candy company plans to fix the “broken” cocoa supply chain

Some big changes are ahead for Mars Wrigley Confectionery. The company, which produces some of the most popular treats in America, is revamping its cocoa supply to help combat poverty, child labor and deforestation. The company hopes its new strategy will be fully in place by the year 2025 and fix what it referred to as the “broken” cocoa industry.

“The cocoa supply chain as it works today is broken,” the vice president of the company, John Ament, shared in an interview.

Critics have…

Mars candy company plans to fix the “broken” cocoa supply chain

Some big changes are ahead for Mars Wrigley Confectionery. The company, which produces some of the most popular treats in America, is revamping its cocoa supply to help combat poverty, child labor and deforestation. The company hopes its new strategy will be fully in place by the year 2025 and fix what it referred to as the “broken” cocoa industry.

“The cocoa supply chain as it works today is broken,” the vice president of the company, John Ament, shared in an interview.

Critics have…

A sustainable tiny cabin powers this holographic lighthouse of the future

Lighthouses are beloved around the world for their architectural beauty and historical significance. But in recent times, the number of operational lighthouses has sharply declined due to the advancement of electronic navigation technology. In a bid to raise awareness of these romantic maritime towers and promote preservation, French designer Nicolas Abdelkader of Paris-based Studio NAB has proposed Hololightkeeper, an experimental and sustainable project that combines traditional maritime design…