In Texas and elsewhere, cities see potential in building deconstruction

In cities including San Antonio, local authorities with an eye to climate, sustainability and jobs impacts increasingly are requiring that buildings be taken apart rather than demolished.

El Paso voters soundly reject Climate Charter proposition opposed by business

Proposition K, comprising several climate policies, landed on the ballot after organizers gathered about 22,000 signatures on a petition. But it sparked fierce opposition – and heavy campaign spending – from business groups.

US renewable power surged ahead of coal for the first time last year

Texas led in generating electricity from wind, natural gas and coal, and was the No. 2 state in solar. Experts say the national trend toward renewables still isn’t fast enough to stop the worst impacts of climate change.

‘Act now’: IPCC climate report appeals to all to salvage 1.5 C goal

The new science report says rapid, deep emissions cuts are needed. It urges people everywhere to act out of self-interest for their health and wellbeing and says choices this decade will have impacts for thousands of years.

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