RhOME for denCity’s Solar Decathlon Home Boasts Adjustable Photovoltaic Shading Screens

July 1, 2014 by  
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Zaha Hadid’s Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku Wins Design of the Year

July 1, 2014 by  
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Major European Cities Are Being Enveloped in a Mysterious Aurora Borealis-Like Glow

January 22, 2014 by  
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The Aurora Borealis has brought visitors to Northern Europe for years , especially Finland, but these lights may find competition thanks to a new man-made phenomenon. Photographer Mika Wist captured photos of these new “urban light pillars” from his balcony when temperatures plunged to -19 °C / -2.2 °F earlier this week. So, what is causing these strange lights to occur? Read the rest of Major European Cities Are Being Enveloped in a Mysterious Aurora Borealis-Like Glow Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: artificial light show , Aurora Borealis in Finland , Light pollution , light pollution side-effects , Mika Wist photography , Northern Lights in Finland , urban light pillars in Finland        

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Mind-blowing Photographs of Earth Taken From Space

October 8, 2013 by  
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Updated weekly, ESA’s Observing the Earth archive consists of thousands of photographs that date back to 2005. These Earth Observation images capture wide-angle snapshots of various landscapes with a precision that could only be matched by an “army of ground-level observers.” With incredible accuracy, these satellite images can capture environmental changes to the landscape in real-time, from a creeping blanket of air pollution to the catastrophic damage wrought by an earthquake. This long-term monitoring provides an objective assessment of human activity’s global impact and even the effects of climate change . Although satellite acquisitions are often depicted as static images, they are actually comprised of layers of workable digital data. Over time, the images collected can reveal the unfolding scale of environmental destruction and weather mapping and help contribute to environmental activism and identification of at-risk areas to natural disasters. Via This Is Colossal + Observing the Earth        

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Barcelona’s Euronet 50/50 Project Wins European Sustainable Energy “Learning” Award

September 3, 2013 by  
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Over the last decade, Europe has emerged as a leader in the development of innovative environmental initiatives that encourage public awareness and engagement when it comes to sustainable living . However, due to the ongoing economic crisis, many European countries are mercilessly slashing budgets wherever possible. And, as we all know by now, environmental awareness programs are commonly among the first to be placed on the chopping block when it comes to governmental funding. Fortunately, the European Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (EACI) works to recognize the effort and dedication of those who diligently work to create and implement sustainable energy initiatives despite economic hurdles, awarding them for their exceptional work in the areas of energy efficiency , renewable energy sources and clean transportation systems . This year Barcelona’s Euronet 50/50 Project  truly stood out amongst hundreds of programs, winning accolades for its forward-thinking approach of educating students on how to be champions for the environment both today and in the future. Read the rest of Barcelona’s Euronet 50/50 Project Wins European Sustainable Energy “Learning” Award Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Barcelona Euronet 50/50 Project , EACI , eco Europe , environmental initiatives , euronet 50/50 , European Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation , sustainable energy initiatives , sustainable living        

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New Study Reveals European Forests Have Reached ‘Carbon Saturation’ Point

August 20, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock A new study from European scientists reveals that European forests are showing signs of reaching a saturation point , and that since 2005, the amount of atmospheric CO2  absorbed by the continent’s trees has been slowing. The paper, which was published in  Nature Climate Change , has put the disturbing results down to a declining number of trees and an increase in the number of nature disturbances. While carbon sinks, such as the continent’s forests, have long countered the rise in  global CO2 emissions , it is believed that many of Europe’s forests are reaching an age where both their growth and ability to absorb carbon slows down. Read the rest of New Study Reveals European Forests Have Reached ‘Carbon Saturation’ Point Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carbon emissions , carbon saturation , carbon storage and capture , CO2 , deforestation , European forests , nature climate change        

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Monsanto Drops Bid to Grow GMO Crops in Europe

July 22, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock It’s no secret that European countries are less welcoming of genetically-modified crops than the US is; several European countries, including Germany, France and Italy, have even placed bans on GMO foods. Now, in a sign of just how difficult it has become for GMOs to gain a foothold on the continent, Monsanto recently revealed that it has withdrawn nearly all of its pending applications with the European Commission, basically giving up on selling GMOs in Europe . Read the rest of Monsanto Drops Bid to Grow GMO Crops in Europe Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: agriculture , biotech , corn , Europe , genetic engineering , genetically modified organisms , GM corn , GMO crops , GMO farming , MON810 , Monsanto , Monsanto crops        

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US Military Drops Four Bombs on the Great Barrier Reef

July 22, 2013 by  
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The US military dropped four bombs weighing a total of 4,000 pounds on the Great Barrier Reef as part of a training exercise last week. The bombs, which were unarmed, were supposed to be jettisoned over the nearby Townshend Island , but that mission was aborted when it was reported that hazards made it unsafe to follow through as planned. Instead, the pilots of four AV-8B Harrier jets unloaded their bombs over the World Heritage Site because they were low on fuel and could not land with the heavy load. Read the rest of US Military Drops Four Bombs on the Great Barrier Reef Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: australia , Environment , Great Barrier Reef , natural resources , Nature , News , queensland , UNESCO world heritage site , US drops bombs on Great Barrier reef , us military , US Navy , world’s largest marine reserve        

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Green Design Building

April 17, 2013 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video.   Actiu, manufacturer specialising in the creation of office furniture for work spaces has become the first Industrial building in the European sector with the LEED Gold certification, a recognition for sustainable construction. Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags:        

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25 Countries and the European Union Fail to Agree to Protect Antarctic Waters

November 1, 2012 by  
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A coalition of 25 countries and the European Union have  failed to reach an agreement to protect critical areas of the Antarctic Ocean from overfishing and other concerns related to pollution and climate change. Environmentalists were very disappointed at this lack of resolution and largely blame Russia, China and Ukraine for not stepping up to bolster the consensus needed to make progress on the proposed protective measures. Read the rest of 25 Countries and the European Union Fail to Agree to Protect Antarctic Waters Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Antarctic , antarctic ocean alliance , china , commission for the conservation of antarctic marine living resources , marine protected area , protecting the antarctic ocean from overfishing , ross sea , russia , Southern Ocean , tasmania , ukraine

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