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Net-zero-energy building takes shape in Boston

A building destined for Boston could signal a new way of creating residential structures in cities. The cross-laminated timber structure eliminates most greenhouse-gas emissions associated with standard building materials. Designed by architects from Massachusetts...

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High-rise buildings from wooden blocks

Researchers at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts have developed a concept for high-rise buildings made from stackable wooden modules. They can be adapted for use in various applications and provide a...

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Cigarette butts used to build roads

Trillions of cigarette butts are discarded in the environment worldwide every year. Now, new research has shown how this waste could be used to build roads instead of littering them. Around six trillion cigarettes...

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Beijing creates smog squad

City officials have created a new environmental police squad in an effort to tackle Beijing’s persistent smog problems. The city was under an orange alert last week, the second-highest warning level in China’s four-tiered...