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The Biophila Hypothesis: It's in our nature to feel good in nature

EarthTalk: The Biophilia Hypothesis – The Health Benefits of Human Contact With Nature

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: How is that being around trees and other plants can help us feel good? – Amy Mola, Greenville, SC Trees are known to improve air quality by capturing six common air pollutants and toxic gases: ground-level ozone, particulate matter, carbon monoxide, nitrogen…

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Water Use in Commerical Buildings – Where Does it all Go?

According to the United Nations Environmental Program, buildings consume one-fifth of the world’s available water – a staggering number when considered. So, what do the architecture and engineering (A/E) firms who design those buildings have to say about water use? A recent study by McGraw-Hill’s Construction sheds light on the subject.