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Impoverished Central America threaten by Climate Change and Pandemics

Impoverished Central America threaten by Climate Change and Pandemics

The COVID-19 pandemic took the spotlight away from Earth Day’s 50-year celebration on April 22nd. Though environmentalists and climate activists see this as a demonstration that when there is enough political will, strong and rapid actions can be taken to mitigate a problem.  The northern triangle of Central America is one of the poorest regions in the world and one that …

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Climate action central to economic recovery

Climate action central to economic recovery

More investment in broadband instead of building roads should be part of a “green” package of measures to rebuild the economy, climate advisers have urged. Ministers should also take immediate steps to boost home insulation programmes, help people retrain in green jobs such as installing clean heat pumps, create more …

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Wait… what's the European Central Bank and how can it help us rebuild for people, not polluters?

Wait... what's the European Central Bank and how can it help us rebuild for people, not polluters?

Right now the future of our economy is being shaped by the European Central Bank and its President, Christine Lagarde. We need to ensure that their emergency response to the Covid-19 crisis supports workers, families, public services and a real Green New Deal. They mustn’t prop up the fossil fuel …

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Sustainability for York National Railway Museum Central Hall

Sustainability for York National Railway Museum Central Hall

London-based architecture practice Feilden Fowles has won an international design competition to create the new Central Hall for the National Railway Museum in York, England. Slated for completion in time for the museum’s 50th anniversary in 2025, the new centerpiece building will vastly improve the visitor experience while introducing an ambitious energy …

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An old mall becomes an urban lagoon and public square in central Tainan

An old mall becomes an urban lagoon and public square in central Tainan

In downtown Tainan, Taiwan, MVRDV has transformed a former shopping mall into the Tainan Spring, an urban lagoon and park. Commissioned by the city government as part of an urban revitalization masterplan, the adaptive reuse project not only provides a new public space that reconnects residents with nature, but also …

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New York’s Central Park races to save a rare duck gagging on a piece of plastic

New York’s Central Park races to save a rare duck gagging on a piece of plastic

NEW YORK — Initially, birders rejoiced at the rare New York City sighting of a common merganser, an elegant-looking duck with a regal auburn crest, in Central Park. But as photos of the duck spread quickly on social media, so did concern: a piece of discarded plastic appeared jammed in …

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Rush to save rare duck spotted choking on plastic in Central Park

Rush to save rare duck spotted choking on plastic in Central Park

Initially, birdwatchers in New York’s Central Park rejoiced at the rare sighting of a common merganser, an elegant-looking duck with a regal auburn crest. But as photos of the duck spread quickly on social media, so did concern: a piece of discarded plastic appeared jammed in the duck’s distinctive narrow bill, preventing …

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