Cantilevered Green Shield Protects McDonalds’ Customers from Adjacent Fuel Station

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Children Mining Cosmetics Ingredients in India Put at Risk for Death and Illness

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You may not see your lip gloss as much more than a way to add a bit of sparkle to your smile, but the children mining the material that makes your makeup glimmer have much less to beam about. According to a report by The Sydney Morning Herald, mica , a key ingredient in many cosmetics, is being mined by children in an impoverished region of India. The paper reports that the children put to work in these mines are at serious risk for snake and scorpion bites, and the hollowed-out caves they mine in often collapse. Children often also suffer cuts, skin infections, and respiratory illnesses like bronchitis, silicosis, and asthma. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: child labor , child labor laws , ethical makeup , fair trade cosmetics , glitter makeup , green makeup , mica , mica cosmetics , mica in makeup , toxic cosmetics        

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Efficient Aquitanis Community Housing Complex Initiates a Vibrant Urban Renewal for Small French Town

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2.5 Acre Underground Farm Could Grow Fresh Veggies Below London Streets

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Entrepreneurs Richard Ballard and Steven Dring are planning to transform the passageways under London’s Northern Line into the world’s largest subterranean farm. The project, named “Growing Underground,” would grow 2.5 acres of fresh veggies for London restaurants and supermarkets. The ambitious project is backed by Michelin-starred chef Michel Roux Jr. , and it will become a reality if the team can raise £300,000 in the next two months through their crowdfunding campaign . Read the rest of 2.5 Acre Underground Farm Could Grow Fresh Veggies Below London Streets Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , Growing Undergroun , London underground farms , Michel Roux Jr , Michelin star , reen design , Richard Ballard , Steven Dring , sustainable design , Urban Farming        

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Tree-Inspired Pole House Has a Minimal Footprint to Stop Deforestation

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1 WTC’s LED Spire Illuminated with Super Bowl Team Colors

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One World Trade Center may not be open yet, but its spire will be lit up every night until Sunday as a celebration of Super Bowl XLVIII. The spire’s energy-efficient LED lights will alternate between Denver Bronco orange and Seattle Seahawk green until a winner is crowned on Sunday evening. Football fans hoping to catch the lights can see them every night at midnight until game day. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 1 wtc spire , 1 wtc spire lights , broncos vs seahawks , denver broncos , one world trade center , one world trade center lights color meaning , One World Trade Center spire , one world trade center spire lights super bowl , seattle seahawks , super bowl , super bowl sunday , why is the world trade center lit up        

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INFOGRAPHIC: 50 Facts About Chinese New Year

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Happy Chinese New Year everyone! You may be familiar with traditions like dragon dancers, gifts in red envelopes and fireworks – but did you know that you should avoid washing your hair and cleaning so that you don’t sweep away good fortune? NeoMam Studios just launched a new infographic that shares 50 facts about Chinese New Year – check it out after the break! Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: 50 Facts About Chinese New Year Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 50 facts about chinese new year , chinese new year , chinese new year festival , chinese new year infographic , Chinese New Year traditions , green holidays , infographic , lunar new year , year of the horse , year of the snake        

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Porsche’s First Car Built in 1898 Was Electric!

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When Porsche fans think back to the history of the brand that is responsible for the iconic 911 , most of us think the brand came to life in 1948 and in many ways it did. But long before the 911 was born, Porsche’s founder Ferdinand Porsche built the electric Porsche P1 in 1898. Read the rest of Porsche’s First Car Built in 1898 Was Electric! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: antique cars , antique EVs , battery , electric car , electric motor , electric vehicle , ev , Ferdinand Porsche , green transportation , original electric vehicle , porsche , Porsche Electric Vehicle , Porsche museum , Porsche P1        

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California Governor Urges Water Conservation Amid Worst Drought in 500 Years

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California drought / Shutterstock With no relief in sight for California ‘s worst drought in state history and the driest period for the region in more than 500 years , Governor Jerry Brown is urging residents to conserve water by turning off the tap when brushing teeth, not flushing the toilet more than needed and taking shorter showers. “Make no mistake, this drought is a big wakeup call. Hopefully it’s going to rain. If it doesn’t, we’re going to have to act in a very strenuous way in every part of the state to get through,” said Brown. “Every day this drought goes on, we’re going to have to tighten the screws on what people are doing.” Read the rest of California Governor Urges Water Conservation Amid Worst Drought in 500 Years Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: brushing teeth , California , Drought , dry , flushing , jerry brown , National Drought Mitigation Center , severe drought , showers , Sierra Nevadas , water issues , water shortage        

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Exclusive Photos: World’s Largest Computerized Façade Cools Aedas’ Al Bahr Towers: EX

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