Instead of building entirely new structures or completely demolishing old ones, companies are turning to deconstruction – taking apart blighted buildings and reusing or recycling salvegeable materials.
Given the high costs of imported fuel for energy, several Caribbean islands are considering increasing the number of electric vehicles on their roads. But they face several barriers, including high initial costs and stiff import tariffs on vehicles.
Harsh drought conditions have left vegetation and water scarce in the American West. Federal land managers have begun emergency roundups, while volunteers haul water and food to remote grazing grounds.
The environmentally focused California city is proposing a ban on plastic items such as straws, stirrers, and fluorinated takeout containers by 2020. But opponents claim the ban would be discriminatory toward people with disabilities.