With seven billion people in the world, things can get pretty messy. As if too much trash and poor air quality weren't enough, severe weather can add to the environmental problems with extreme temperatures or dangerous, destructive floods. Keeping our environment — both indoors and out — warm enough, cool enough, or dry enough can be a challenge. Innovative engineers have met these various challenges in resourceful, sometimes revolutionary ways.

The Holland Tunnel: A Faster and Safer Way Across the Hudson
LEED: Going Green, One Building at a Time
Catalytic Converters: An Air Pollution Solution
Eco-Friendly Stadium: World-Class Cooling for World Cup Soccer
Air Conditioning: Reining in Heat and Humidity
Thermoplastic Composites: Building Bridges from Trash
Experimental Electromechanical Module: Venice's Answer to High Water
Nest Learning Thermostat: Automatically Customizing the Climate

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