80% of the world’s oceans remain unexplored, but we can’t protect the Earth if we don’t understand what’s going on underwater.

In 1960, nine years before Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh touched down on the bottom of the Marianas Trench. Just four years later, the first underwater habitat was lowered off the coast of Bermuda, and four ‘aquanauts’ spent 11 days living nearly 200…

Research has shown that cooling pre-, post-, and during sports or recreation can enable better endurance, higher performance, and faster recovery

Rafael Nadal wearing an ice pack vest in 2018. Photo from Nike.

July 2021 was the hottest month on record to date, and the Tokyo Olympics offered a glimpse of what the future of sports may look like as climate change progresses. Reports from the Games were sobering: several competitors passed out or suffered from heatstroke, events and matches were rescheduled to…

Renewable electricity isn’t our only path towards decarbonization

It is widely accepted that humanity needs to reduce greenhouse emissions to have a fighting chance at preventing catastrophic warming of our planet. Hydrogen may be the key to our energy transformation and decarbonization.

For some people, the thought of hydrogen power is terrifying, summoning images of Zeppelins and fiery…

As the ocean encroaches on communities around the globe, here’s how engineering and human ingenuity are rising to meet the challenge.

Since 1880, global sea levels have risen about 8 inches. Half of that has occurred in the last 30 years. Climate change is accelerating sea level rise (SLR), whether we’re ready to face it or not.

While it may have taken us a hot minute to accept this reality, SLR…

And why we must pay attention to our nation’s aging energy infrastructure

In October 2015, a massive natural gas leak was discovered in Aliso Canyon, California. In the months that followed, the leak, known as the Porter Ranch gas leak, would be widely reported as the single worst natural gas leak in United States history in terms of environmental impact.

An infrared image of the natural gas leak at Porter Ranch, 2015

An estimated…

From barren land to vibrant coastal community, the Ko Olina lagoons stand as a testament to Resilient and Sustainable Design

There has been much debate about durable and responsible coastal engineering and design. Many feel that the only solution to climate change-induced sea-level rise is to move away from the coastlines. Coastal engineers hold a different view — durable solutions can be engineered and engineered responsibly for the environment.

These…

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