3D-Printed “Little Shining Man” Kite by Heather and Ivan Morison is a Stunning Kinetic Sculpture

January 3, 2012 by  
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Read the rest of 3D-Printed “Little Shining Man” Kite by Heather and Ivan Morison is a Stunning Kinetic Sculpture Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D printing , Alexander Graham Bell , carbon fiber rod , cuben fiber , Dandara , Design , Heather and Ivan Morison , inhabitat , kite , Little Shining Man , London , outdoor installation , Queen & Crawford , Rapid Prototyping Technology , Sash Reading , Sculptural Installation , sculpture , tetra kite

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Invasive Species Threat Inspires Jeanne Gang to Reimagine Chicago’s South Side

January 3, 2012 by  
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When an environmental problem arises and the Army Corps of Engineers fails to act, leave it to an architect to pick up the reins. The Great Lakes, a vital source of fresh water, are threatened by Asian carp, an invasive species with no known predators. Architect Jeanne Gang has proposed a solution that would create a barrier between the Mississippi River and Lake Michigan, restoring the natural flow of the Chicago River while also helping to introduce green infrastructure and revitalize a neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side. Read the rest of Invasive Species Threat Inspires Jeanne Gang to Reimagine Chicago’s South Side Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Architecture , Army Corps of Engineers , Asian carp , chicago , Chicago’s South Side , Design , Eco Architecture , eco design , Gang Studios , great lakes , green architecture , green design , Harvard Graduate School of Design , invasive species , jeanne gang , Lake Michigan , MacArthur grant , Mississippi River , Natural Resources Defense Council , neighborhood revitalization , Reverse Effect , sustainable design , urban planning

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India Announces Plans to Produce 33.4 Gigawatts of Solar Energy by 2022

January 3, 2012 by  
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As the world’s second-most populous country and a growing global power, India would do well to think about its energy future, and it seems to be doing so . According to a report by  Bridge to India , the country is aiming to install 33.4 GW of solar power nationwide — much more than the 20 GW previously targeted by India’s National Solar Mission. Read the rest of India Announces Plans to Produce 33.4 Gigawatts of Solar Energy by 2022 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , bridge of india , china solar energy , Desertec , india 2020 , india solar capacity , India solar energy , india solar energy output , india solar power , India’s National solar Mission , NSM India , solar energy gw , solar schedule india

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99% of Texas Still Suffers Severe Drought, Despite Recent Record-Breaking Rains

October 18, 2011 by  
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Richard Crawford / CC BY 2.0 Despite heavy, flooding-producing rains at the beginning of October, 99% of Texas remains under severe drought conditions, Think Progress reports (and kudos to them for continuing to stay on top of this one). Check out the drought map (below) from Drought.gov to see the o… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Utility "Representatives" Explain Their Profits to the Public (Video)

October 18, 2011 by  
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Image credit: FOE UK When we hosted a live chat with Solarcentury’s Jeremy Leggett , he was unequivocal in describing the relationship between fossil fuels and clean energy as nothing short of “civil war”. Interestingly, he also singled out many utilities as clinging desperately to the old way of doing things and a centralized, fossil-fuel driven business model. As

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Michael Jantzen’s Amazing 1981 Modular Steel Dome House (Slideshow)

October 18, 2011 by  
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Image credit Michael Jantzen Lately we’ve been covering some of the amazing early work by designer Michael Jantzen (see how the Retro 1970s Solar Vacation House by Michael Jantzen is Still Relevant ). For his mother’s house, Jantzen turned to out of off-the-shelf agricultural building parts.

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