Looking for that eco skyscraper? Time to branch out!

A ‘skyscraper tree’ made from genetically modified trees has won the first prize in an architecture competition in New York

Towering city skyscrapers ‘could become gravity-batteries of the future’

Edinburgh start-up Gravitricity says tall buildings could be used to store energy at half the levelised cost of lithium-ion batteries

Activists scale the Shard to show up Shell

It’s the sort of stunt you’d expect James Bond to be involved in – but six activists have scaled the Shard in London in protest against Shell’s drilling plans in the Arctic. Starting around dawn, the six women from Greenpeace had reached the 100m mark – nearly a third of the way up the iconic […]