5.5-million-year-old cave holds prehistoric secrets few people have ever seen

May 24, 2016 by  
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A cave in eastern Romania has a unique environment that is hostile, and potentially deadly, for humans but makes a perfect home for all sorts of prehistoric invertebrates. The Movile Cave, located a few miles from the Black Sea, was sealed for more than five million years when it was discovered in the mid-1980s and, to date, fewer than 100 people have been allowed to enter. So far—48 species of creatures have been found living in the depths of the treacherous cave, most of which do not exist anywhere…

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7 impressive homes built to resist natural disasters

May 24, 2016 by  
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http://inhabitat.com/post-earthquake-passive-solar-home-is-built-around-resilience/ http://inhabitat.com/gorgeous-russian-dome-home-of-the-future-withstands-massive-snow-loads/ http://inhabitat.com/this-hamptons-beach-house-is-as-beautiful-as-it-is-weather-proof/ http://inhabitat.com/tsunami-house-by-designs-northwest-architects-stands-strong-in-the-face-of-tidal-waves/ http://inhabitat.com/this-tiny-orange-cabin-is-naturally-resistant-to-fire-water-rot-pests-and-extreme-weather/ http://inhabitat.com/build-your-own-disaster-proof-earth-home-using-materials-of-war/ Deltec’s…

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Immense drought-tolerant green roof provides valuable teaching tool in thirsty California

May 24, 2016 by  
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Designed by CO Architects, the 100,000-square-foot complex facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration between faculty members, students, and researchers. In order to break the tradition of separate research and teaching, the architects provided open, public meetings spaces with large glass surfaces allowing visual contact between labs and promoting a more open attitude towards science. Related: Oregon’s Largest Education Building Achieves LEED Platinum Certification Various sustainable…

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Indonesia’s Zoo of Death plagued by overcrowding and feed shortages

May 24, 2016 by  
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Activists refer to Indonesia’s largest zoo as the “zoo of death” and are calling for changes including new management and sending some of the animals away. The Surabaya Zoo has been around since 1916, but in recent years has faced harsh criticism for their treatment of the animals residing there. Overcrowding, lack of food, and staff that aren’t trained well are all part of the problem. Around 2,200 animals live at the Surabaya Zoo, but activists say most are in cages that aren’t big…

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James Corner Field Operations eco-friendly revamp of the Chicago Navy Pier opens Friday

May 24, 2016 by  
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Located on the Chicago shoreline of Lake Michigan, the Navy Pier is one of the most popular attractions in the Midwest and the most visited destination in the city. The pier opened to the public in 1916 as part of Daniel Burnham’s “Master Plan of Chicago,” however, has suffered the reputation as a over-commercialized tourist trap. In a bid to return the historic pier to locals and redefine it as a more welcoming urban park, JFCO reimagined the space as a 24-acre “green spine” that better…

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What the US Government Shutdown Means for the Environment

October 1, 2013 by  
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Image © Shutterstock After a prolonged debate over the Congressional budget and the effective date of the new healthcare law, Democrats and Republicans have failed to reach an agreement on appropriations bills for the coming year. That means the federal government has effectively shut down for theforeseeable future, closing all non-essential government agencies, sending home an estimated 1.2 million federal employees, and potentially delaying paychecks for the remaining workers kept on staff. Read the rest of What the US Government Shutdown Means for the Environment Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: appropriations spending , budget cuts , congress , congressional republicans , congressional spending , federal budget , government shutdown        

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6 Tips on Making Goals You Can Accomplish

January 3, 2012 by  
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Written by Kimi Harris, MNN It’s that time of year again. With a champagne glass or a decadent dessert by your side, you declare your New Year’s resolution. Lofty and potentially life changing, you are inspired to turn a new leaf this year….

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A Tale of Two Countries: Japan, China, and the Low-Carbon Economy

March 15, 2010 by  
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Japan’s business leaders are focused on cutting emissions, though they have about the same level of a roadmap as Americans; their neighbor to the southwest, however, has quickly moved into the spotlight as a challenger, and potentially an economic threat.

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