As communities around the country decimated by fires and floods also face rebuilding, and a country stalled by a pandemic reimagines life after a vaccine, the city on the prairie offers some lessons in green living.
As storms grow more severe and temperatures climb, contamination of groundwater by animal and human waste could be on the rise as well.
Many forests are growing more combustible by the year because of climate change and a century of misguided fire suppression, as well as too little prescribed fire and thinning of forests.
Floods and landslides in Vietnam are reported to have left at least 102 people dead or missing, while tens of thousands of people have lost their homes to rising water.
Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.
Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.
An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.