Let’s do launch: 3 startups leading in circular economy innovation

December 11, 2018 by  
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The LAUNCH Circular Forum in Bentonville, Arkansas, showcased innovative solutions to circular design and manufacturing challenges.

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Arkansas university students designed this prefab cantilevering home for $136 per square foot

September 9, 2016 by  
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The modules were stacked perpendicular to one another, with the lower volume housing the kitchen, living and dining room and a small WC nestled under the stairs. A lightweight steel truss that run along the longer side of the module allow the projecting elements of the top volume. The entire house cost $136,000 to construct – $136 per square foot. Related: Blu Homes launches 16 new prefab home designs, including new tiny homes “By rotating the modules perpendicular to each other, three exterior spaces are created — two porches covered by the cantilevers and a roof deck above the kitchen on top of the lower module,” said the team. + Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design Via Dezeen

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Breathtaking Thorncrown Chapel is one of America’s greatest architectural masterpieces

April 8, 2015 by  
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Iconic VW Camper van to be revived as a battery-electric vehicle

April 8, 2015 by  
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Since its launch in the early 1950s, the Volkswagen Westfalia Camper has been an enduring classic, an icon of cross-country adventures and the traveling lifestyle. Production ceased in 2003, but speaking to Autocar at last week’s New York Auto Show , board member Dr Heinz-Jakob Neusser revealed that the company is soon to unveil a concept Camper that would revive the classic van as an electric vehicle. Read the rest of Iconic VW Camper van to be revived as a battery-electric vehicle Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: camper van , classic cars , e car technology , electric camper , electric car , electric car concept , electric vehicle , volkswagen , Volkswagen Westfalia Camper , vw van

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Federal judge approves Christo’s massive “Over the River” project

January 8, 2015 by  
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Environmental activists team up to battle a famous environmental artist—not your everyday face-off. Unless, that is, the artist is Christo . A recent federal district court case pitted his proposed “ Over the River ” project against the activist group ROAR (Rags Over the Arkansas River ). The $50 million installation would temporarily suspend 5.9 miles of translucent silver fabric panels along a 42-mile stretch of the Arkansas River in south-central Colorado, much of which is federally-protected habitat for Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, peregrine falcons, and bald eagles. Read the rest of Federal judge approves Christo’s massive “Over the River” project Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Art , bighorn sheep , christo , conservation , eco design , eco-art , ecological damage , environmental activists , environmental art , green art , ROAR , wildlife protection

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Raw, Unprocessed Cotton Can Be Used to Clean Up Oil Spills

May 21, 2013 by  
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As long as industry and infrastructure relies on oil to function, there will be spills . Cleaning up such disasters, like the recent Mayflower, Arkansas rupture, can be costly and time consuming. Even the chemicals that are used to disperse and absorb the crude can be dangerous to the environment, and researchers have long been looking for greener alternatives. A new study finds that raw, unprocessed cotton may be a cheaper and safer way to soak up oil than synthetics. Read the rest of Raw, Unprocessed Cotton Can Be Used to Clean Up Oil Spills Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: arkansas , barley straw , ch foundation , cotton , cotton incorporated , industrial & engineering chemistry research , kapok , low micronaire , mayflower , oil spill , seshadri ramkumar , unprocessed , West Texas , wool        

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Fallen Tree Wine Rack Holds a Wine Collection of Epic Proportions

May 21, 2013 by  
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Wood|Stone|Metal Studio ’s gorgeous new wine rack is large enough to cover an entire wall. The eight-foot-tall installation is made from a large slab of wood that was cut from a naturally-felled tree. The Canadian studio specializes in transforming reclaimed wood into innovative interior accents, headed by designer Tomás Berinstein. Read the rest of Fallen Tree Wine Rack Holds a Wine Collection of Epic Proportions Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , green design , ICFF , naturally felled tree , reclaimed wood WoodStoneMetal studio , sustainable design , Tomas Berinstein , tree slice wine rain        

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Giant Shredder Breaks Down Fridges for Recycling

September 26, 2012 by  
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90 percent of used refrigerators are recycled for their metal, but the insulation and chemicals inside them often wind up in landfills. One processing plant has found a way around that. ARCA Advanced Processing in Philadelphia runs a massive…

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An Opportunity to Protect Our National Forests

April 29, 2011 by  
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The Ozark-St. Francis National Forest in Arkansas. Photo credit: Rhea S

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Proposed Arkansas Coal-Fired Utility Plant Expansion Opposed By Hunters

March 31, 2011 by  
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Contemplating what happens when the duck blind stays empty. Image credit: All images this post are by J.Laumer. As it has become fashionable among young people to criticize hunting – while all of us who care about the environment, hunters included, are under attack by well-funded radicals – I thought this would be a good time to remind TH readers that from Teddy Roosevelt to the present it’s been hunters who stood up first on behalf of conservation: leading to our National Parks and wildlife refuge system, for example..

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