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2. BUILDINGS:

CO2, climate and the case for wooden skyscrapers

It's been nearly a century and a half since steel replaced wood as the primary material of ships, bridges and other large infrastructure manufactured by the developed world. But progress is not always linear, and today a small but committed cadre of architects, firms and government agencies are re-examining the case for wood as a building material and finding it not just feasible, but perhaps more sustainable than conventional materials.

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