Megacity Metabolism

Not all population centers process energy the same way.

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The future of our species, many researchers believe, lies in sustainable megacities that can support dense populations through efficient resource management. We’ve got a long way to go. A study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences provided the first-ever comprehensive comparison of Earth’s 27 megacities, defined as metropolitan areas with populations of 10 million or more. The survey identified some big disparities: New York, for example, gobbles up significantly m...
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