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Aena shareholders approve action plan against climate change

Aena shareholders voted in favour of an action plan against climate change at the Spanish airport operator's annual general meeting following pressure from activist investor Chris Hohn, founder of the TCI fund.

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In Virginia, sea-level rise and flooding prompt new strategy

Resilience framework will prioritize regional coordination and nature-based solutions to aid vulnerable communities.

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In India, how urban planners anticipate climate change

India's cities are expanding as the country's population continues to grow and urbanize. With that comes the challenge of building infrastructure for the future, taking into account the threats posed by climate change.

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From Appalachia to Wyoming: Youth from Coal Country discuss the future after coal

Youth from Appalachia and Wyoming discuss the future for themselves and their communities as their region's major industry declines.
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The case for reviving the Civilian Conservation Corps

If the US brought back the Great Depression’s massive worker program, it could put millions of Americans back to work—and help stave off disasters like wildfires.
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Marcus C. Mundy: Transportation is a social justice issue

A proposed payroll tax on the Portland ballot invests in Black and Brown communities. But corporations like Nike that say they support racial equity oppose it. 
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More than 470 oil spills in the Peruvian Amazon since 2000: Report

The work of Peru's Indigenous environmental monitors, whom proponents credit with accurately recording instances of spills that may have otherwise gone unnoticed, is still not formally recognized by the government.

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Testing the waters: Do Regina's asbestos-cement water mains pose a risk?

Snaking beneath Regina's streets are 600 kilometres of water mains built with asbestos-cement.

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The Flint water crisis has a wellness design component

Outdated infrastructure system in the city is now being rebuilt and will allow for new growth and a healthier living environment for years to come.

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Whitmer releases $500 million water infrastructure plan

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a $500 million plan to upgrade drinking water and wastewater infrastructure in Michigan that includes actions such as replacing lead service lines and removing chemical pollutants.

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The Site C mess: notes for the investigator

Peter Milburn is the latest to learn how megaprojects breed megamistakes.
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For Democrats, infrastructure equals fighting climate change, creating jobs

Joe Biden is putting an infrastructure proposal that calls significant green investments front-and-center in his campaign.
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5G mobile technology set to bring climate dividends — but not everywhere

Expanding fast, reliable internet access across Africa will bring advantages for society, business and the climate. But with operators mainly focused on profit, environmental solutions often take a back seat to cost.
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The United States has become a disaster area

Hurricanes in the Gulf, fires in the West, the coronavirus everywhere—the country is a mess.
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How London could achieve net zero carbon by 2050

A city historically known for its lethal 20th-Century smogs has committed to reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050 – how will London get there?
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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.

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Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

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