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It's Not Climate Change - It's Everything Change

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Margaret Atwood paints a thorough portrait of potential for the next decades of human existence, including the best case, worst case, and realistic scenarios. And it all comes down to the end of the oil energy era. An i... Read more →

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We've Consumed More Than the Earth Can Produce This Year

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Well if this isn't sobering we don't know what is. "Here’s his bottom line metaphor. Earth Overshoot Day is like the day you spend more than your salary for a year, only you are all humans and your salary is Earth’s bioc... Read more →

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From Catastrophe to Renaissance

Uu31atowenm5ujg9n3qm  Posted by  Robert Yuen

"We heard many people say New Orleans now is like “a start-up city.” Filled with creative energy, a fervor for building from the ground-up, and a sense of being a laboratory for tackling urgent 21st century problems. Certa... Read more →

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Glass paint could keep metal roofs and other structures cool even on sunny days

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

The latest in building tech promising to save the world, or at least keep it a bit cooler.

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Architecture of Segregation

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"After the dramatic decline in concentrated poverty between 1990 and 2000, there was a sense that cities were “back,” and that the era of urban decay—marked by riots, violent crime, and abandonment—was drawing to a close. ... Read more →

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How Smarter School Architecture Can Help Kids Eat Healthier Food

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

A truth in practice that architecture does in fact make a difference: "The environments in which we live affect not just our behaviors, but our lifelong attitudes about things like healthy eating and active lifestyles," h... Read more →

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By 2100, Earth Will Have an Entirely Different Ocean

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

A well-researched yet still accessible scientific snapshot of what our oceans will look like in 2100. A must read to understand where we stand now and when we'll float later. Rising tides, hot water, acid splash, garbage... Read more →

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Taking Daylight to the Next Level: How Daylighting Analysis is Changing Design

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

This is huge, and so true. while the article clearly has a bias towards sefaira (the author's company) - the general sentiment is totally true. #daylightautonomy Read more →

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Coal, Gas, Nuclear, Hydro? How Your State Generates Power

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"The government has proposed new standards to lower emissions from coal-fueled power plants. But overall, the country is relying less on coal for power. In 40 states, use of coal as a power source (as a share of all power ... Read more →

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The Sunniest Climate Change Story

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

This is the year humans finally got serious about saving themselves from themselves. "Guess what everyone’s been missing in the middle of their keening for the dear, soon-to-be-departed Earth? There is good news. And no... Read more →

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Sea level rise analysis by Climate Central

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Take THAT oceans! "Search to see maps of areas below different amounts of sea level rise and flooding, down to neighborhood scale, matched with area timelines of risk. The tool also provides statistics of population, home... Read more →

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Rachel Botsman: The case for collaborative consumption

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Sharing is to ownership, what the ipod is to the eight track - and we're all about it. In this TED Talk, Botsman lays down the case for redistribution markets, collaborative lifestyles, and product service systems - all... Read more →

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MASS is about to release a new bikeway guide and it's going to be awesome!

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Cities take note! "The new guide, ordered up by MassDOT and prepared by Toole Design Group, will offer the most detailed engineering-level guidance yet published in the United States for how to build safe, comfortable pro... Read more →

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The American Lawn: A Eulogy

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"We have a new environmentalism that is rapidly shifting from the stuff of hippie morality to the stuff, more simply and more urgently, of survival." by Megan Garber of the Atlantic via Alexandra Lange, Section Cut Giant! Read more →

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Human Impact on the Earth: Toronto's Leslie Street Spit

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

One of the most incredible landforms ever.

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Tesla SUV perfect for paranoid billionaires who care about climate

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Cool! Just what the world needs — mobile bunkers on four wheels that the filthy rich can use to escape peasants in the event of a biological attack. And the best part: This baby can be yours for a mere $130,000. See you a... Read more →

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A New Website Tells You Where To Buy and Sell Salvaged Wood

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Having just sourced some old knotted up hickory boards, this is a pretty awesome resource. Reuse!!

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SustainRCA showcases innovative materials and new ways of living

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"Politics, ecology, crowdsourcing, resource recovery, and resilience are some of the concepts that inspired recent Royal College of Art graduates assembled for this year's SustainRCA exhibition. Part of the bustling London... Read more →

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Hurricane-resistant SURE HOUSE wins the 2015 Solar Decathlon

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Congrats Stevens Institute of Technology! "The SURE HOUSE is a solar-powered home with an open, flowing floor plan that lets air and sunlight in, but don't let that openness fool you. This house is tough enough to act as a... Read more →

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Plastic pollution in the ocean is reaching crisis levels.

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

The average waste collection rate in the countries of interest is barely above 40%–meaning the majority of waste ends up as litter. found via @KateOrff Read more →

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From White Sharks to Tigers, Can We Get Comfortable with Carnivores?

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"From Cape Cod’s coast to South Asia’s Sunderbans, communities are grappling with an unnerving consequence of trying to build a “good” Anthropocene, the term increasingly applied to Earth’s age of humans, in which we’ve be... Read more →

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A Town Called Monster Builds a Bridge for People and Bats

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

An ecologically sound bridge. How Dutch. "It this strikes you as a lot of time and money for some creepy nocturnal creatures, consider this: Bats eat enormous quantities of insects, some of which can be harmful to crops, ... Read more →

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The Floyd Bed Frame: Kickstarter

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Finally, a bed frame for city living –– simple-to-assemble, sturdy and moves with you (& not to mention beautiful!). Engineered to be the last bed frame you'll have to buy. Support our friends at Floyd and their latest pr... Read more →

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New Bamboo Fiber, Stronger & Cheaper than Steel.

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Hebel, a professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH), has developed a new material made of bamboo fibres mixed with organic resin. The material, called bamboo composite material, can be pressed int... Read more →

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Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Now Accepting Applications: New Boston-based 2016 fellowship. Deadline: Sunday, December 13th 2015, midnight EST. The Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship partners early-career architectural designers with local com... Read more →

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Activists Turned a Busy Paris Roundabout into a Symbol of Hope for the Planet

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

This is awesome. Activists dump yellow paint in the road around the Arch of Triumph, making a sun. "A busy Paris roundabout" indeed...

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When disaster strikes, it's time to fly in the 3D printers | Sam Jones

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

“It was the first time – at least that we’re aware of – that this has been done: that you 3D print a sort of proper water fitting, rather than having to make an improvised one, in an IDP camp." Read more →

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First prize for tall buildings constructed of wood

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Wood construction is likely the oldest, and now one of the most advanced building materials in use. In the first tall buildings wood construction prize given out this year, two firms were awarded $1.5 million to develop bu... Read more →

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SHoP Architects Will Build 50 Resilient Schools In Nepal (And Share The Designs)

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"Many of the 50 schools will be in remote locations, so most of the materials are easy to source and inexpensive—like compressed earthen brick—and the design is flexible enough to adapt to specific site conditions. In term... Read more →

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Floating Seabin prototype cleans oceans by filtering out rubbish

Mdiid4kl2otltl9k7s6p  Posted by  Connie Migliazzo

An Australian duo have created a floating rubbish bin that can be installed in marinas to filter litter from the water.