UpWind Has the Secrets to Building Wind Turbines That Will Power 20,000 Homes

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A joint European project called UpWind has announced that new technologies will allow engineers and scientists need to start producing wind turbines with 20 megawatt (MW) capacities — that’s enough to power 16,000 to 20,000 homes with a single turbine.

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Planting Sugar Cane Can Lower Local Temperature by Almost Two Degrees

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Researchers from the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Global Ecology have found that planting sugarcane on land previously occupied by other crops will cool the local area. It was found that the plant mimics the ability of natural vegetation to reflect sunlight back into the atmosphere and excrete cool water during the growing process. The study was executed in central Brazil where a lot of sugarcane has been planted for use as a biofuel , and it was found that fields of the sweet stuff had the ability to cool the local temperature by almost two degrees Fahrenheit

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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Green Architect & Cradle to Cradle Founder William McDonough

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Read the rest of INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Green Architect & Cradle to Cradle Founder William McDonough http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/ohttp://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=better_feedptions-general.php?page=better_feed Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bill McDonough , bill mcdonough interview , c2c , Construction Specialist , cradle-to-cradle , green architecture , Green Building , green design , green interview , green products , green wash , GreenBuild , Herman Miller , Howard Williams , intelligent materials pooling , Material science , materials recycling , MBDC , McDonough interview , Michael Braungart , product chemistry , PVC , reverse logistics , sustainable design , technical nutrient , upcycle , upcycling , use periods , william mcdonough interview , William McDonough Partners

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Architem’s Trois-Rivières Amphitheater Has a Facade That Ripples Like Red Waves

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