Zeppelin Hangar Has Monster Green Roof

August 15, 2011 by  
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Images Credit OPEN Architecture While investment in infrastructure in America disappears, in China they are reaching for the sky with Zeppelins and building hangars to house them. OPEN Architecture designed this one, which has ” a prefabricated concrete frame and panel system, an innovative and fully integrated structural skin that carries vertical loads of structure, roof installations and ceiling crane while opposing lateral forces with highly optimized shape that minimizes material while expressing the combined efficiency of struct… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Hiplok: A Wearable Bike Lock That’s Not Just For Tattooed Hipsters

July 18, 2011 by  
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Images Credit Hiplok The weight of a bike lock is inversely proportional to the weight of your bike, and directly proportional to the cost. They are also a pain to store on the bike, and I often sling my heavy duty cable lock across my shoulders; No doubt it will garrote me in an accident some day. But now Industrial designers John Abrahams and Benjamin Smith have solved the problem with the very ingenious Hiplok. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Ruptured Pipeline in Yellowstone River Oil Spill Regularly Carried Tar Sands Oil

July 18, 2011 by  
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The EPA now says there is no more danger of further oil spilling from the ruptured pipeline under the Yellowstone River , but several big questions remain–especially considering that ExxonMobil now says that tar sands oil routinely was carried by the Silvertip pipeline . … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Meat Eater’s Guide: Get to Know the Carbon Footprint of Your Diet (Lamb, Beef, Cheese Are the Worst)

July 18, 2011 by  
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Image: Dave Hogg via flickr It’s not news that meat and dairy are among the largest contributors to the world’s growing carbon footprint, but lamb, beef, cheese, pork, and farmed salmon in particular generate the most greenhouse gases—sometimes four times more than other animal products and 13 times more than plant-based proteins. That’s according to a new report from the Environmental Working Group, the Meat Eater’s Guide, that assesses the environmental and health impact of our food choices. It contains some interesting information you might not expect in a report like this. For example, eve… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Flatpack Retractable Table: Hit Or Miss?

July 14, 2011 by  
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images credit Foppapedretti I am usually a sucker for any furniture design that can slide under the door, or anything that transforms and folds up and away. This table and bench does both, taking up only 4 cm when folded (1.5 inches). But for something so thin, it seems clunky and inflexible. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Fifty Ideas For The New City, Wherever It Is

May 3, 2011 by  
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Images Credit Urban Omnibus The Festival of Ideas for New York City runs from May 4 to 8; it “is a major new collaborative initiative in New York involving scores of Downtown organizations working together to harness the power of the creative community to imagine the future city and explore ideas that will shape it.” As part of the event, the Architectural League of New York’s Urban Omnibus has created a series of posters, with

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"Million-Dollar Reef Sharks" More Valuable Alive Than Dead

May 3, 2011 by  
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Photo by Joi via Flickr CC To any environmentalist, to say that sharks are worth more alive than dead is stating the obvious. But researchers have made that a quantifiable statement, showing that each individual reef shark contributes as much as $2 million to a coastal community over it’s lifetime

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Yet Another Study Confirms That Transportation and Location Matter Most

April 27, 2011 by  
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Images Credit Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory Have a look at that graph. (Click on it to enlarge). It shows the breakdown of CO2 generated directly (the blue, mainly motor vehicle fuel) and indirectly (the green, the footprint of everything else like delivery trucks and manufacturing).

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‘Revenge of the Electric Car’ Film Review

April 27, 2011 by  
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Image courtesy of Revenge of the Electric Car ‘ Who Killed the Electric Car? ‘ was one of the most exhilarating environmentally-themed documentaries of the last decade

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Reinvented Tricycle Is Powered By Two Electric Screwdrivers

March 11, 2011 by  
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Images Credit Nils Ferber Designboom shows German designer Nils Ferber ‘s eccentric electric tricycle with an interesting power source: two off-the-shelf electric screwdrivers.

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