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Years of work in the Pacific Northwest is paying off. It started with preserving the ecosystem so native species would have something to return to.
The 812,000-square-foot building will be the largest ever to get Passive House certification, meaning it meets strict requirements for how much energy it uses.
A new study argues reclaiming developments left behind by human activities like oil and gas exploration could save more caribou than shooting wolves.
Christopher James, who once owned a coal mine, was an improbable activist for change at the oil giant. But he was able to convince Wall Street’s biggest money managers to back his thesis.
The country sees a shift toward hydrogen fuel as a vital piece of its plan to eliminate carbon emissions. If it succeeds, that could lay the groundwork for a new global supply chain.

Major steelmakers and disruptive start-ups look to hydrogen and renewable electricity to make green steel.

From Ireland to Israel, companies are coming to the aid of the environmentally critical insect.
A new low emission zone would see drivers fined if they breached the scheme aimed at tackling air pollution.
Master gardeners are helping fight food insecurity by supporting home gardening to build healthier communities.

Black and brown people from urban areas face many barriers to outdoor recreation. Here's how one group overcame them on Lake Superior.

Instead of trekking on foot, a Duke University team used drones to count large seabird colonies on a small island chain off the Falkland Islands.
A major new report calls on humanity to tackle the biodiversity and climate crises simultaneously. Here's what that might look like.
An extremely common microbe can stop the insects from spreading the virus that causes dengue fever.
The surprising value of the country’s dive tourism industry gives another reason to protect its marine ecosystems.
Snowflake-2 science research station will be a five-domes construction to house year-round environmental monitoring and education.

The sponsor of the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline pulled the plug on the contentious project Wednesday after Canadian officials failed to persuade President Joe Biden to reverse his cancellation of its permit on the day he took office.

When it’s no longer needed, the plastic starts eating itself from the inside.
A global partnership announced plans to spend more than $5 billion to eradicate poliovirus.
BC defers logging of southern Vancouver Island old growth after months of protests and blockades.
Indigenous-managed landscapes retain higher biodiversity than surrounding areas a century after the people who kept them were displaced.
If we’re going to take climate change seriously, it also needs to come with a new aesthetic.

Regenerative farming has become a more common practice as a way of enriching crop vitality while simultaneously lowering greenhouse gas emissions.

The coronavirus pandemic has caused a slump in the sale of electronic devices and may give governments breathing room to tackle e-waste recycling, suggest UN researchers.

'We are here to redefine what the family farm means, what the for-profit farming model looks like, and redefine what a human centered approach to farming can really be.'
Another step toward wind projects aimed at generating energy off the coast of Louisiana and other Gulf states is being taken by the Biden administration.
Ørsted spent years transitioning away from oil and gas. Now, it is the world’s largest developer of offshore wind energy. The pivot holds lessons for major oil producers targeting solar and wind power.
Most plastics take hundreds of years to decompose. This one, from case maker Pivet, harnesses the power of hungry microbes.
As B.C. faces a biodiversity crisis, a new coalition of unlikely allies is calling on the provincial government to live up to its promises and protect ‘Beautiful British Columbia’
"We, ordinary people living in Nikel, are very happy. The air is fresh, leaves are green," says Tatiana Bazanova who has lived most of her adult life in what used to be one of Europe's most polluted towns.

Steve Green and Monika Hertlová have been honoured for their selfless work helping the environment.

Perchlorate, a dangerous chemical compound, is abundant in Martian soil. A new catalyst could help remove this contaminant on Earth, and beyond it.
There's a lot of buzz around a newly developed technology that protects bees from deadly pesticides.
MerMade is rising from the sea with 65-gallon recycling bins made from fully traceable, certified ocean plastic sourced from Oceanworks.

Cork Harbour and its surrounding coastline can be at the centre of a renewable energy revolution as the world moves away from fossil fuels, with offshore wind and hydrogen leading the way.

Cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, is a potent neurotoxin. In 2019 it killed several dogs in Lady Bird Lake. It has since been detected in other lakes and, most recently, killed two dogs in Lake Travis last winter.
The CowToilet is a Dutch innovation that collects waste directly from cows so that it doesn't come into contact with the manure on the floor of the barn.