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Ontario tells feds it’s more important to build fast than green

Rules to ensure new homes use less energy could reduce homeowners' bills. But at a meeting between two levels of government, Ontario said it's focused on building fast and reducing costs for developers.

Dams, sand mining threaten to wreck Mekong Delta
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Dams, sand mining threaten to wreck Mekong Delta

More than sea-level rise, unsustainable development on the Mekong Delta is the biggest risk to the delta’s economy and ecology.
Trump administration makes it easier to dredge protected areas to restore beaches
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Trump administration makes it easier to dredge protected areas to restore beaches

The shift makes it cheaper for some of the wealthiest communities to replenish their beachfronts, which are increasingly under threat from more frequent and intense storms, rising seas and other effects of climate change.

How coastal communities are already retreating from rising seas

How coastal communities are already retreating from rising seas

When it comes to the unsustainable development of the American coastline, New Jersey owns the honor of being the first and worst. But one town in the state is experimenting with new solutions.

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