Perkins+Will Proposes a Green-Roofed Apartment Building That Doubles as a Power Plant

February 5, 2014 by  
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Read the rest of Perkins+Will Proposes a Green-Roofed Apartment Building That Doubles as a Power Plant Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Columbia University study , EPA standards , flooding , flooding protection , green roof , Green-Roofed building , perkins+will , Perkins+Will power plant apartment building , power plant design , waste management , waste to energy        

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Dancing Towers: SHoP Architects’ New NYC Complex Could Be Storm Resistant

August 6, 2013 by  
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SHoP Architects recently broke ground on their Dancing Towers complex on Manhattan’s East Side and we’re not surprised to hear that they might be considering adding some storm resistance measures to the building’s design. In an interview with The New York Times, a managing partner at JDS Development, the project’s developer, said that he might want to build eight-foot floodgates into the towers and install emergency power outlets that would still work in the event of a blackout. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Dancing Towers , flooding protection , green buildings , Hurricane Sandy , JDS Development , manhattan , Michael Stern , New York. , shop architects , turtle bay        

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Polar Bear Tragically Starves to Death Because of Global Warming

August 6, 2013 by  
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It’s always sad to see dead animals in the wild, but the death of this 16-year-old male polar bear found dead on a beach north of Norway is especially tragic. After examining the bear’s emaciated body, researchers determined that the bear starved to death due global warming. Record high temperatures have melted arctic ice sheets that this and other polar bears need for hunting. Making matters even more tragic, this same malnourished polar bear was in good health when researchers examined it just three months prior in southern Svalbard. Read the rest of Polar Bear Tragically Starves to Death Because of Global Warming Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Animals , arctic ice , Arctic ice melt , Climate Change , endangered species , global warming , Nature , polar bears , Polar Bears International , svalbard        

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Puri Desalinating Water Bottle Could Save Your Life at Sea

August 6, 2013 by  
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The Puri is unlike any other water bottle out there – it could save your life. Designed by Younsun Kim, Kangkyung Lee, Byungsoo Kim and Minji Kim, the bottle has its own system to remove salt from salt water, making sea water drinkable . With a small pumping system inside, the Puri effectively desalinates water, which could prove to be invaluable on a life raft or rescue boat. Read the rest of Puri Desalinating Water Bottle Could Save Your Life at Sea Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Byungsoo Kim , eco design , green design , Kangkyung Lee , Minji Kim , Puri , sustainable design , Younsun Kim        

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