Environmental programs face deep cuts under Trump budget proposal

/ Mar 4, 2017

Environmental programs face deep cuts under Trump budget proposal

The Trump administration would slash programs aimed at slowing climate change and improving water safety and air quality, while eliminating thousands of jobs, according to a draft of the Environmental Protection Agency budget proposal obtained by The Associated Press. Under the tentative plan from ...

U.N. reports Antarctica's highest temperatures on record

/ Mar 2, 2017

U.N. reports Antarctica's highest temperatures on record

The U.N.’s World Meteorological Organization published the highest temperatures on record in three Antarctic zones Wednesday, setting a benchmark for studying how climate change is affecting this crucial region. Mapping Antarctica’s extremes is essential for understanding weather patterns, and teasing out natural climate variability ...

Wooden 'plyscrapers' challenge concrete and steel

Feb 23, 2017

Wooden 'plyscrapers' challenge concrete and steel

High-rise wooden buildings, led by The Tree, a 52.8-meter (173-foot) apartment block in Norway, are claiming a place on city skylines as the timber industry challenges the supremacy of concrete and steel. New, ultra-strong wood materials are creating a small but fast-growing market for ...

Tokushima town becomes global draw with zero-waste strategy

Feb 23, 2017

Tokushima town becomes global draw with zero-waste strategy

A small town in western Japan has been attracting foreign visitors after its efforts to reduce waste to zero by 2020 have become widely known via YouTube. The documentary video, titled “How This Town Produces No Trash,” with English narration and captions, explains how ...