Extinct Toads to Return Home

August 19, 2010 by  
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Image credit: Tim Herman/ IUCN The Kinhansi spray toad was first discovered in 1996 when it’s tiny five-acre habitat in Tanzania was surveyed for inclusion in massive hydro-electric dam project.

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Another Reason Modern Green Prefab Is Tough: Construction Financing

August 19, 2010 by  
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Installing prefab in Sweden. Photo credit: Haninge I was intrigued by a recent post from prefabber Blu Homes about construction financing. They wrote: “The homeowner must procure construction financing – a short term, interest only loan that will give the homeowner the funds to pay Blu and the site contractor the costs of construction.

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Oxford Dictionary of English Adds Climate Science Vocabulary

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Photo by Cofrin Library We love seeing the ways the environmental movement alters mainstream culture, and the degree of its impact can be viewed quickly by just taking a look at the dictionary. The Oxford English Dictionary is no slouch on keeping up with new words created in every corner from clean tech to the DIY movement — like when “hypermiling” made it as word of the year in 2008.

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Feelgoodz Flip-Flops An Unwitting Casualty of Gulf Oil Spill

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While not exactly on the same scale as fishing and tourism taking a huge hit from the Gulf oil spill, Change.org highlights an unwitting and unexpected casualty of it all: Feelgoodz flip-flops. The ethically-sourced, all natural rubber, footwear start-up is sitting on thousands of unsold shoes and may be unable to repay a $50,000 loan that got them started.

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