Why Chicago is pollinating bee populations

December 8, 2017 by  
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In a fresh spin on “concrete jungle,” urban green spaces are home to conservation efforts that bolster declining bee habitats.

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Bamboo grove creates an oasis of calm atop a busy Chinese mall

December 8, 2017 by  
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A bamboo “forest” wraps around this unique oasis-like space hidden atop a Chinese shopping mall. Beijing-based V STUDIO designed the Bamboo Rooftop Room, a minimalist, all-white space for a client who wanted an intimate space for business and leisure purposes. Designed as a quiet refuge, the rooftop project stands in purposeful contrast to the bustling urban landscape. Located on the eastern end of the roof , the 220-square-meter Bamboo Rooftop Room consists of a glazed rectangular volume enclosed by a high wall for privacy. Set against a white backdrop, bamboo planted around the main volume gives inhabitants the illusion of being in a bamboo forest. Gaps between the wall and main volume are used as private courtyards and allow indirect natural light to reach the interior. Related: Giant bamboo planters protect a Ho Chi Minh City home from the sun and rain To emphasize the project’s oasis-like character, the all-white interior is kept minimalist. Furnishings are made from timber and upholstered in fabrics of muted colors, while views of the bamboo grove can be enjoyed through full-height glazing from every room. The interior is split into meeting spaces of varying sizes with a kitchen and dining room at the core. A bedroom is located on the east side. + V STUDIO

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Bamboo grove creates an oasis of calm atop a busy Chinese mall

Lessons from China’s industrial symbiosis leadership

December 8, 2017 by  
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The eco-industrial park in the coastal city of Rizhao offers lessons for students of circular economy principles.

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Preserving this national marine sanctuary guards natural resources

December 8, 2017 by  
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Why protect 600,000 square miles that most people will never see?

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Don’t be silent about the EPA Clean Water rollback

December 7, 2017 by  
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Klean Kanteen CEO: Time is running out to urge the EPA to ensure clean water for the health of business and consumers.

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Amazon, Walgreens take baby steps on chemical safety

December 7, 2017 by  
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They and other retailers still lag on transparency, but there are meaningful signs of change chronicled in the latest Mind the Store report.

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The missing link for renewable energy investment? Blockchain

December 7, 2017 by  
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We need financial innovation to unlock energy efficiency’s environmental, employment and growth opportunities. Could this technology be the answer?

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Dear global mayors: Solving food waste is money in the bank

December 7, 2017 by  
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If food loss were a country, it would be the world’s third-largest emitter. Chew on these facts.

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Half of firms are braced for climate change impact

December 7, 2017 by  
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But only a quarter are preparing for it, according to a poll of 1,200 global executives.

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Alphabet, Intel and Walmart: Low-carbon products make business sense

December 6, 2017 by  
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Opportunities abound in these efforts to boost efficiency and cut emissions.

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