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Schemes boosting cycling and walking accelerate across the UK

One of the first "low-traffic neighbourhoods" to be created in the UK was in Hackney, east London, in the early 1970s, when residential roads were closed to through traffic but remained open to local residents, pedestrians and cyclists.

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As concerns over climate change rise, more developers turn to wood

With environmental benefits and lower labor costs, mass timber has grown into a market that could rival steel and concrete in the construction industry.
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After a farmworker in rural Texas died of complications from COVID-19, family and federal investigators want answers

Farmworker advocates are concerned the pandemic exacerbates existing health and safety risks associated with overcrowded housing and shared transportation, increasing the risk of infection and community spread.
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Three years. Four disasters. Social workers in Puerto Rico want change

They’re trying to help with the emotional toll from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, earthquakes and now COVID-19. Social workers say they need to be part of the official response.
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Green golf homes in five global destinations

Golf homes, like the courses themselves, are getting more environmentally conscious as climate change threats grow in golf-friendly territory.
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Wildfires hasten another climate crisis: Homeowners who can't get insurance

Insurers, facing huge losses, have been pulling back from fire-prone areas across California. “The marketplace has largely collapsed,” an advocate for counties in the state said.
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Hurricane relief still has a racial equity problem

After a close call with Hurricane Laura, housing advocates in Gulf cities like Port Arthur say that federal disaster recovery funds continue to show profound racial disparities. 
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U.S. flood strategy shifts to ‘unavoidable’ relocation of entire neighborhoods

Using tax dollars to move whole communities out of flood zones, an idea long dismissed as radical, is swiftly becoming policy, marking a new and more disruptive phase of climate change.
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Nature organizations say they’re working to reach out to Black environmentalists. Go deeper, expert says

Robert Bullard said that major nature organizations need to acknowledge that "the environment" should mean more than just untouched wilderness. It's also where people live, work, play, worship and learn.

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This abandoned building in Harrisburg, PA is becoming an eco-village

The Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, project will turn into a green development with housing, commercial and co-working space for young entrepreneurs, and food grown on-site.

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In India's Chennai, river restoration lands hardest on the poor

Efforts to restore the sprawling industrial city's rivers weigh heavily on poor riverside residents, who are being forcibly moved.

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Spencer Bokat-Lindell: Could Biden be the climate-change president?

His new plan bills itself as a “revolution,” going well beyond anything the Obama administration attempted. Is it enough?
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How you get your berries: Migrant workers who fear virus, but toil on

Many laborers in New Jersey follow the ripening of crops up the East Coast. Each influx of new workers brings the risk of a fresh outbreak.
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