Glass Highrise Residential and Commercial Towers Banned in Shanghai

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One Lujiazui /Promo image Glass makes a glitzy building and is so easy for the architect and the developer, just pick a system out of a catalogue and get a subcontractor to do it and you are done. It is fast and modern looking and provides great views. Too bad that it is horrible from an energy point of view, and has this tendency to spontaneously explode if it is not tempered properly and checked carefully, as was happening in Toronto recently. (see

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Up-Close Encounter Between Blue Whale and Kayaker off Redondo Beach (Video)

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MrRJCtube /Video screen capture A video that has been making the rounds on news sites and blogs lately is one made by a kayaker who had a close encounter with a blue whale. He caught it all on his GoPro, including some underwater footage. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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500 MW Solar Power Plant Will Be Southwest Africa’s Largest

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Santiago Medem / CC BY-SA 2.0 A massive new solar power plant is in the works for Namibia , Renewable Energy World reports. The proposed project, to be built near the capital Windhoek by SSI Energy Solutions, currently has a power purchase agreement with the Namibian governme… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Weekday Vegetarian: Pumpkin with Chilies and Thai Basil

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Photo: kelly Rossiter/ CC BY 2.0 When I was a kid we never had pumpkin any way except in pies and pumpkin bread . The only fresh pumpkin we ever had was for carving at Halloween. Now I roast them, use them in soups and

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