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New York Attorney General Letitia James announced a $250 million lawsuit against former president Donald Trump on Sept. 21, 2022 . Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

New York’s $250 million lawsuit against Donald Trump is the beginning, not end, of this case – a tax lawyer explains what’s at stake

New York’s lawsuit against Trump could mean he and three of his kids are prevented from operating a business again in the state – but the IRS will determine whether federal tax crimes also took place.
Members of the Nigerian Institute of Building during a walk against building collapse in Lagos in March 2022. Adekunle Ajayi/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Five steps Nigeria must take to stop buildings collapsing in Lagos

Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital city, is notorious for frequent building collapses. A risk reduction expert offers five recommendations on how to prevent these disasters.
A dairy barn in Waitsfield, Vermont, built circa 1890. Thomas Visser

Why are barns painted red?

Barns are practical buildings, designed to safeguard farm animals and equipment. Why are so many of them painted to stand out from the landscape?
Builders construct experimental vaults of brick and cement blocks in Santiago de Cuba in December 1960. Centro de Documentación, Empresa RESTAURA, Oficina del Historiador de la Ciudad de La Habana

Cuba’s post-revolution architecture offers a blueprint for how to build more with less

After Fidel Castro took power, government plans to build new housing, schools and factories were hindered by sanctions and supply chain issues, forcing architects to come up with creative solutions.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is seeing nothing but blue skies ahead when it comes to his policies on climate change. But will the newly re-elected Liberal government follow through? THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada’s federal election made big strides for climate and the environment

While the outcome of the 2021 federal election offered little in the way of change, it may have left Canada better positioned to make progress on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Mark Poindexter puts a tarp on the damaged roof of his home in Gulf Breeze, Louisiana, on Aug. 29, 2020, in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura. AP Photo/Gerald Herbert

Hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, floods – whatever your local risk, here’s how to be more weather-ready

Federal weather scientists are pushing to make the US more ‘weather-ready,’ which could mean prepping for fires, flooding or storms depending on where you live. The common factor: thinking ahead.

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