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Hawaii tourism officials call for more sustainable industry

Jun. 10, 2021 14:15 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — As people flock back to Hawaii after more than a year of pandemic travel restrictions, some industry experts are calling for more environmentally responsible and sustainable forms of tourism. Crowded neighborhoods, highways and beaches have renewed calls...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Jun. 09, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: June 8 The Montreal Gazette on anti-Muslim hatred in Canada: What happened in London, Ont. Sunday is sickening and heartbreaking. Three generations of a family went...

Volkswagen tests electric cars, transit apps on Greek island

Jun. 02, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — German carmaker Volkswagen launched a five-year project Wednesday on the small Greek Aegean island of Astypalea to test the adoption of electric vehicles in areas switching to sustainable energy generation. The 20-million-euro ($24.4 million)...

Black Hills forest management plan tries to strike balance

May. 03, 2021 01:06 AM EDT

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — The question isn’t, “should commercial timber sales take place in the Black Hills,” the question is, “how many commercial timber sales should take place in the Black Hills.” That is the crux of a conversation currently taking place...

3D-printed home in Dutch city expands housing options

Apr. 30, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (AP) — Elize Lutz and Harrie Dekkers' new home is a 94-square meter (1,011-square foot) two-bedroom bungalow that resembles a boulder with windows. The curving lines of its gray concrete walls look and feel natural. But they are actually at the...

3D printing's new challenge: Solving the US housing shortage

Apr. 27, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

A new generation of startups wants to disrupt the way houses are built by automating production with industrial 3D printers. 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, uses machines to deposit thin layers of plastic, metal, concrete and other materials atop one...

Italy's 'epochal' recovery plan targets women, youth, south

Apr. 26, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Mario Draghi presented a 222.1 billion euro ($268.6 billion) coronavirus recovery plan to Parliament on Monday, aiming to not only help Italy bounce back from the pandemic but enact “epochal” reforms to address structural problems that long predated COVID-19....

Georgia Tech structure certified as 'living building'

Apr. 22, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — It's not too often that tours of new buildings start with the toilets. But they're a big part of a different kind of building in Atlanta. And so, Shan Arora, who oversees Georgia Tech's Kendeda Building, troops visitors pretty quickly to a ground floor...

Behind production of a top-selling bourbon, push to go green

Apr. 21, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The process of making fine whiskey involves aging spirits to a golden brown, but a bourbon producing giant is going green along the way. Beam Suntory, producer of top-selling Jim Beam and Maker's Mark, both crafted in Kentucky, said Wednesday it...

Biden nominates 4 for Tennessee Valley Authority board

Apr. 20, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Joe Biden has nominated four people for the board of a federal utility. The White House announced Tuesday that Biden has picked Beth Geer, Robert Klein, Kimberly Lewis and Michelle Moore for five-year terms on the Tennessee Valley...