A Special Series from Fix, Grist's Solutions Lab
The Future of Cool
Keeping cool during hot times
In This Series
These self-cooled buildings were inspired by termites and frogs
Architects, looking for ways to keep buildings cool amid rising temperatures, find that nature has some surprising tricks.
This space-age tech cuts cooling costs — and carbon emissions
The new material's already hard at work cooling ice cream and office buildings, and it's doing it with a lot less electricity than traditional AC.
Trees are AC for cities. She wants everyone to benefit
Planting trees is good for locals, and the planet too — so long as locals are the ones doing the planting, says Sarah Anderson with American Forests.
How NYC is protecting people from the deadliest disaster
New York City has set out to protect people — and the planet — from the deadliest disaster: heat.