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Wooden 'plyscrapers' challenge concrete and steel

BERGEN, Norway/LONDON (Reuters) - High-rise wooden buildings, led by "The Tree", a 52.8 meter (173 feet) apartment block in Norway, are claiming a place on city skylines as the timber industry challenges the supremacy of concrete and steel.<p>New, ultra-strong wood materials are creating a small but …

Construction

Can Farming the Ocean Help Save the Planet?

<b>By Robert Jones</b><p>With the world population expected to exceed 9 billion by 2050, putting further strain on our rapidly depleting natural resources, few …

Agriculture

Louisville's Faith-Based Plan to Fight Urban Heat

In the country’s fastest-warming urban heat island, places of worship are banding together to cool down.<p>Louisville, Kentucky, is the nation’s fastest warming “urban heat island.” Local temperatures in the center of this city of 600,000* are significantly warmer than in surrounding rural areas, …

Louisville

Mayans Have Farmed The Same Way For Millennia. Climate Change Means They Can't

Dionisio Yam Moo stands about four-and-a-half-feet tall, and his skin is weathered from years in the tropical sun. A "proudly Mayan" farmer, he grows corn, beans and vegetables on a six-hectare farm in Mexico's Yucatán peninsula. The farm is surrounded by dense tropical forest, and crops grow amid …

Agriculture

Investors Are Pouring Money Into Conservation Efforts (It's Actually A Great Investment)

Which is a good thing, but the environmental sector needs to make sure that their investment opportunities are backed by enough data to keep attracting big funds.<p>From sustainable "blue economy" projects to restoration projects for wetlands, streams, and animal habitats, conservation-related …

Investing

River systems a challenge for China

While China has begun to make progress in battling the smog that shrouds many of its major cities, the state of the country's river systems continues …

Water

Private finance for conservation sees rapid growth

<b>Between 2004 and 2015, the private sector channelled $8.2 billion into investments seeking environmental benefits – as well as financial returns</b> …

Habitats

Living Light

For two weeks each year at the beginning of summer, fireflies light up a portion of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. They glow in unison or in …

For This Permian Land Deal, No Drilling Permitted

Warburg Pincus, energy companies paying to lock Texas’ Sawtooth Mountain in conservation pact<p>Most Popular Videos<p>Most Popular Articles

21st Century

The state of private investment in conservation

Economists and businesses traditionally have viewed most natural resources as raw material inputs. To have ultimate value, these resources generally …

Sustainable Business

Innovations: How Taking Mug Shots of Fish Can Save the Species

Sightlines<p>A database of fish faces, electrode-outfitted headphones, and a new twist on the tourniquet.<p>Trending<p>Latest<p>My FP<p>We Are the Last Defense …

How AI Can Help Keep Ocean Fisheries Sustainable

Cameras mounted on fishing boats combined with advanced machine learning can help better monitor legal and illegal catches, advocates say.<p>The numbers are shocking.<p>Overexploitation of the world's fish stocks is growing at an alarming rate, says the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).<p>Nearly …

Why cities should plant more trees

Making the Switch: Smart Technology and Grid Reform for the 21st Century

<b>By Lynn Scarlett</b><p>It’s that time of the year again.<p>We’ve been having those tricky weeks here in the Southeast, where one day it’s mild enough for a …

Renewable Energy

Protecting our water sources brings a wealth of benefits

By Andrea Erickson, Managing Director, Water Security<p>The journey of our water from source to tap is long, and not one we think much about. For most …

Water

It’s Time to Give Nature the Credit It Deserves

<i>By Andrea Erickson, Managing Director, Water Security, The Nature Conservancy</i><p>Nature is often admired for its beauty, but rarely for the critical role it plays in moving, storing and filtering water before it comes out of our taps. Rivers, lakes, soil, plants and trees serve as our most basic water …

Water

Largest U.S. Charities For 2016

Philanthropy

The case for putting people before nature

<i>Third in a series on tackling poverty while protecting the environment. Read the intro.</i><p>The women collected dead butterflies and attached their wings …

Environmentalism

Sparks of Hope in 2016

12 signs of progress in a challenging year around the world<p>December 15, 2016<p>Dawn illuminates a view across Estancia Monte Dinero and the Atlantic …

Necessity Is the Mother of Invention: Islands as the Vanguard of Climate Adaptation

“Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time and it calls for a comprehensive and cooperative international approach like we’ve …

Environment

New Agreement to Preserve Antarctica Marine Life

Time for Washington state to lead on climate change

We can support energy efficiency, burn cleaner fuels, build renewable-energy generation, invent new energy technology, and create jobs. We can …

Climate Change

5 ways that rain gardens help Seattle and Puget Sound

<b>A natural solution to pollution cleans the Sound’s water for salmon, orcas and all who depend on clean water (like us!).</b><p><i>By Chris Hilton, Urban</i> …

Ecology

Especial: Pesca del río magdalena afectada por el cambio climático - Especial

<b>Más triste que ver a la ciénaga morirse es leer esa certeza en los ojos de los viejos que llevan décadas conviviendo con su fauna, su flora y sus</b> …

Inspiring Mind: The Nature Conservancy safeguarding our home

Katie HawkGRASSROOTS ACTIVITIES AND FUNDRAISING TO SAVE OUR NATUREEnvironmental damage and climate change are among the biggest threats the world …

The Nature Conservancy

The Deforestation-Free Diet

<i>By Justin Adams, Global Managing Director of Lands at The Nature Conservancy</i><p>As many people in the western world pay closer attention to what goes into their bodies, labels, nutrition facts, and wave-upon-wave of fashionable celebrity diets are here to stay. Many brands charge premiums for organic, …

Forests

Nature Conservancy Magazine

By David Mehlman<p>Illustrated by Teagan White<p>While millions of people in the United States now call themselves bird-watchers, our popular fascination …

Nature Conservancy Magazine

By Jenny Rogers<p>Sally Brown knows how to throw a party. On the second floor of an old mill factory in rural New Hampshire, she gathered several …

Sea Change

By Ginger Strand<p>In an auditorium in Victoria, the small but vibrant capital of Seychelles, a middle-school girl in a pinstriped uniform is making a …