WHEN IT RAINS: To stay or to go: Increased flooding forces towns to make hard choice

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Increased rainfall and repetitive flooding have residents along the Mississippi River asking the same question: Do we move?

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Review: Haikubox

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This AI-enabled device can identify the species around your home by their songs and alert you when new ones arrive.

DC sues chemical manufacturer over pesticide pollution

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The District of Columbia filed a lawsuit Thursday against the company Velsicol Chemical, LLC, claiming it violated city environmental laws by polluting a major waterway, the Anacostia River, and its surrounding environment for decades

What happened when Rochester tore out an urban highway

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In the 1950s and ’60s, urban highways destroyed communities. Rochester, New York, is working to change that.

Hot property: Why the financial sector must lead real estate decarbonization

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The Inflation Reduction Act is pushing to remove natural gas use in homes, but it’s mostly up to industry to advance electrification for commercial buildings.

7 reuse trailblazers you need to know in 2022

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These people, companies and organizations are developing a better way than throw away.

EU regions and cities call for compensatory payments to tackle industrial pollution

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The European Committee of the Regions strongly supports the polluter pays principle and strengthening penalties and calls for financial compensation for local and regional authorities as pollution hits locally first.

Inside the global effort to keep perfectly good food out of the dump

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Around the world, lawmakers and entrepreneurs are taking steps to tackle two of humanity’s most pressing problems: hunger and climate change.

Rooftop solar adoption rises sharply as system value to homeowners increases

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Annual rooftop solar installations more than double when each homeowner’s long-term “profit” on a system increases from zero to $1,000, a study found. Based partly on that study, a Minnesota utility must now evaluate distributed solar incentives as a means to save all customers money.

Nail salon workers say proper ventilation can protect their reproductive health

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Last week, six years after it was first announced, New York State implemented long-awaited ventilation regulations in nail salons. The new regulations require nail salon owners to protect workers and clients by providing proper ventilation to filter out toxic particles and fumes. The roughly 7,000 nail salons across the state will be required to install a mechanical ventilation system or risk losing their license to operate. The regulations come as workers, supporters, and a growing number of experts have sounded the alarm about the reproductive health hazards women nail salon workers are exposed to daily.