Will the skyscrapers of the future be made out of wood?
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Will the skyscrapers of the future be made out of wood?

The Heinrich Boll Foundation and the Pulitzer Center provided grant support for this story. Until about your grandparents’ childhood—or maybe your great-grandparents’—the world was made of wood. Everything from weapons and wheels, barrels and houses, tools for cooking and industry, was at least in part derived from materials taken from the bodies of trees. People…

Keep an Eye on These 2020 Conservation Issues
Conservation

Keep an Eye on These 2020 Conservation Issues

From Ensia (find the original story here); reprinted with permission. What are the biggest emerging opportunities and threats the year ahead holds for efforts to conserve biodiversity? Nearly two dozen scientists, conservation professionals and future scanners recently came together to ask and answer that question as part of an annual “horizon scan” led by Cambridge University conservation biologist…

EPA accuses New York Times of ‘extreme bias’ in ‘hit piece’ on Trump officials
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EPA accuses New York Times of ‘extreme bias’ in ‘hit piece’ on Trump officials

The Environmental Protection Agency unloaded Tuesday on the New York Times, accusing the newspaper of “extreme bias” for running “an interactive hit list” spotlighting Trump administration officials with past ties to the fossil-fuel and agriculture industries. “Today, The New York Times continued its march to irrelevance through extreme bias, launching an interactive hit list on…