The environmental impact of building a modern sports stadium can be immense. Occupying a large plot of land, not to mention the impact of the massive amounts of concrete and steel, can create a giant carbon footprint. But a football club in England is building their new stadium the old fashioned, but highly sustainable way, with wood. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports.
With electricity-powered transportation still in its infancy, many of the world’s megacities continue to fight the air pollution, mostly coming from cars’ exhaust pipes. Experts say the best tactic is to avoid the worst polluted zones and spend more time in cleaner air areas. Two startup companies are striving to help people find such places. VOA’s George Putic reports.
Water can be dangerous stuff for people when it freezes and falls from the sky, covering the ground with snow or ice. It is perhaps even more dangerous and can cause significant damage when it falls as rain and then freezes on the ground. And while most of us are smart enough to come in out of the cold, trees aren't so lucky, and scientists are trying to discover how they react when they're suddenly covered with ice. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports.