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A push to turn farm waste into fuel

Climate change provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act have spurred developers to build ambitious renewable energy projects that turn corn into ethanol and manure into methane.
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Colleges showcase mass timber, in research and on display

Experts say universities are helping to increase awareness of mass timber — layers of wood bonded with glue or nails — by demonstrating its potential as a low-carbon alternative to steel and concrete.

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Awash in asphalt, cities rethink their parking needs

Local leaders across the nation are overhauling parking requirements for developers, scaling back the minimum number of spots for shopping centers and apartment complexes.
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One of the world’s cleanest new skyscrapers collides with the future

One Vanderbilt, in the heart of New York City, is built to be especially climate friendly. But the design landscape and city rules have changed quickly.
Why is New York still building on the waterfront?

Why is New York still building on the waterfront?

There are two simple reasons. One, it makes money. And two, people just love water.
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New York developers rush to reduce emissions as hefty fines loom

Building owners are trying to figure out how to pay for upgrades needed to comply with city regulations intended to fight climate change.
Here’s the first-ever map showing wildfire risk to American homes

Here’s the first-ever map showing wildfire risk to American homes

New data was used to calculate fire risk to residential and other properties throughout the lower 48 United States. The threats are rising.