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Study: The most destructive hurricanes are hitting US more often

November 15, 2019

From TMS Sustainability E-NewsNovember 15, 2019 Big, destructive hurricanes are hitting the U.S. three times more frequently than they did a century ago, according to a new study. Experts generally measure a hurricane's destruction by adding up how much damage it did to people and cities. That can overlook storms that are powerful, but that…
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De Blasio: Glass skyscrapers ‘have no place on our Earth’

April 25, 2019

From New York PostApril 22, 2019 “We are going to introduce legislation to ban the classic glass and steel skyscrapers that have contributed so much to global warming,” de Blasio said. “They have no place in our city or our Earth anymore.” Despite the insistence on repeatedly using the word “ban,” he later admitted his…
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New report questions wood sustainability

April 16, 2019

From NCMA eNewsApril 11, 2019 A recent study from the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) has found that many life cycle assessments (LCAs) that show wood construction lowers carbon emissions often overlook several important factors. Most notably, the Winnipeg-based think tank said typical LCAs do not track or account for “biogenic” carbon — a…
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Standards Promote Sustainable Development

October 17, 2018

TMS Sustainability eNews October 15, 2018 The United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals and ASTM International's Memorandum of Understanding Program are aligned to help people and the planet. Find out how.
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Award-Winning School Gains Modernity with Sustainability

July 17, 2018

From TMS Sustainability E-News July 15, 2018 The original Saint Albert the Great School in Reno, NV was built in the 1960's using concrete masonry units. A newly built addition utilized concrete masonry construction to match more closely the hue of the exterior split-faced material. Since there was only two months allotted for construction, a…
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