Texas, Summer 2011: Officially the Hottest in U.S. History

September 9, 2011 by  
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Photo: accent on electric via Flickr/CC BY Yes, yes, you know it’s been hot and fiery and dry down there, and every subsequent news report you read only tells you things are getting worse. This one will be no different: Texas has officially experienced the hottest summer in recorded US history. The drought that stretched throughout the Dust Bowl may have been longer (we’ll see, we’ll see!), but this summer was hotter. Texas resembles hell right now, and least because a raving, science-denying religious zealot run… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Italy’s Nationwide Plastic Bag Ban Begins (Video)

January 3, 2011 by  
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Image: Guardian Plastic bag bans have been picking up momentum internationally for some time now, and 2011 kicks off with the instating of another big one: Starting yesterday, single-use non-biodegradable plastic bags will be outlawed in Italy . And while plenty of questions remain about the ban’s rules and efficacy, it’s a considerable leap, seeing as how Italy uses 25% of all the plastic bags in Europe — around 25 billion a year. This NBC video repor..

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Seventh Generation Leads the Way in Recycled Packaging and Green (Healthy) Cleaning

January 3, 2011 by  
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Image: Seventh Generation Just over a month ago, Seventh Generation launched new packaging with 96 percent post-consumer recycled content. Anyone familiar with the numerous difficulties of plastics recycling knows that’s huge

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Mobile Architecture is Wonderful, Until You Try To Find A Place to Put It

January 3, 2011 by  
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Images credit Lloyd Alter One of the problems in mobile architecture is that there aren’t a lot of places to put it. There are trailer parks for trailers, and urban lots for houses, but if you are in the city and you want to park a minihome or a shipping container, forget it. Robert Boltman and his partner Alex Bartlett of Bsq

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