Wood is important in modern architecture and sees a growing demand as a sustainable building material. New processing techniques allow a host of new possibilities and contemporary architect are welcoming them.
The US Department of Energy celebrated eco-innovation with an international competition, praising host city Colorado for environmental advocacy — even as it proposes rolling back federal support for renewables.
Though Germany's burial laws are stricter than most in Europe, forest funerals are beginning to gain in popularity. But how green are they really? Tamsin Walker went to find out.
Two entrepeneurs are renting thousands of living Christmas trees to homes across Germany - in a bid to reduce the number of wasted firs after the festive season. Environmental groups are skeptical.
Gravesites used to be status symbols, elaborately designed and painstakingly maintained. But today cremations and burials in nature are increasingly popular. Will this trend be a problem for cemeteries?
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