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Sand becomes “increasingly scarce and expensive”, threatening glassmaking and construction

Marcus Fairs A symposium taking place at Dutch Design Week later this month will discuss the rapid depletion of the world’s sand reserves, which could leave supplies of the high-quality sand used in the glass industry exhausted within 20 years.The “sand crisis”...
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Where the Wild Things Are: The Challenge of Preserving Natural Resources

The Anthropocene upsetting of the natural world has led to a call for the creation of wildlife-only areas. How would that affect the way we design and build? By Blaine Brownell In his polemical 1968 treatise “The Tragedy of the Commons,” biologist Garrett Hardin...
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