Robin Williams forever memorialized with a rainbow tunnel in his name

July 3, 2015 by  
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California legislators have passed a bill to rename a tunnel fronted with a giant rainbow arch after Robin Williams, the man who could put a smile on just about anybody’s face. Soon after the late actor took his own life last August, one of his fans started a change.org petition calling to have the Waldo Tunnel connecting residents of Marin county to the Golden Gate Bridge renamed after the long-time resident of Tiburon, California. The petition had 61,000 supporters. Read the rest of Robin Williams forever memorialized with a rainbow tunnel in his name Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: CA State Legislature , California , change.org , golden gate bridge , marin county , Rainbow Tunnel , Rainbow Tunnel Bill , Robin Williams , Robin Williams Tunnel , Waldo Tunnel

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Dominican Sisters House of Formation in San Rafael Becomes the First LEED-Certified Convent in the US

May 29, 2013 by  
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David Spurgeon’s Passive Solar Houseboat Conserves Energy in Sausalito

May 28, 2013 by  
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Chicago Announces Plans to Roll Out “Divvy” Bike-Sharing Program in June

May 28, 2013 by  
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Hot on the heels of the launch of New York City’s new bike-sharing program , Chicago officials announced this weekend that the Windy City will kick off a bike-sharing program of its own by the end of June. The program, known as “Divvy,” will ultimately include 4,000 bikes that will be parked at 400 solar-powered hubs spread throughout downtown Chicago and the surrounding neighborhoods. At an event this weekend, transportation officials showed off the three-speed Divvy bikes, which will be painted light blue and feature upright handlebars. Read the rest of Chicago Announces Plans to Roll Out “Divvy” Bike-Sharing Program in June Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycle , bike sharing , Bike the Drive , bikes , Chicago bike-sharing , Chicago Divvy Bike , cycling , Divvy , Gabe Klein , green transportation        

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Windowless Caja Oscura Home Opens up Like a Giant Pac-man in Rural Paraguay

May 28, 2013 by  
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Koji Tsutsui’s Multicellular House Cascades Down a Steep Slope in Mill Valley, CA

May 24, 2013 by  
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‘The Shack’ is a Marin County Retreat with Restored Old-Growth Timber Features

May 24, 2013 by  
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163MPH Rocket-Powered Bike Sets New World Land Speed Record

May 24, 2013 by  
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French cyclist François Gissy strapped a rocket to the frame of his bike and achieved a top speed of 263 kilometers per hour (163mph) in an epic thrill ride that took place at abandoned runway in the northeast of France. Pushing a simple mountain bike to the speed limits it has never seen before, the Frenchman broke the rocket-powered bike record of 242.6 kilometers per hour set in 2002. Read the rest of 163MPH Rocket-Powered Bike Sets New World Land Speed Record Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bike design , bike speed , cycling , cycling records , François Gissy bike , François Gissy bike world record , green transportation , guinness book of world records , mountain bike design , rocket-powered bike , rocket-powered vehicle        

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Oma Village: Blu Homes Teams Up with Californian Non-Profit to Create Affordable Prefab Housing

October 18, 2012 by  
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California and Massachusetts-based prefab home company Blu Homes just announced that they have teamed with non-profit Homeward Bound of Marin to provide permanent, supportive housing for low-income families in Marin County, California. The project will be called Oma Village, and is going to transform the existing site of an alcohol and drug rehabilitation center into an eco-friendly community of 14 one and two-bedroom homes. Read the rest of Oma Village: Blu Homes Teams Up with Californian Non-Profit to Create Affordable Prefab Housing Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: affordable housing , blu homes , California , homeless housing , Homeward Bound of Marin County , housing , marin county , Novato , Oma Village , prefabricated , Sustainable

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Obama Administration Approves a Sweeping Plan for Utility-Scale Solar Development Across 6 Western States

October 18, 2012 by  
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Last week, the Obama Administration approved a plan that will make way for utility-scale solar development on 285,000 acres of public land in the Western US. The plan encompasses areas of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah and will create 17 “Solar Energy Zones.” It provides strong economic incentives for development within these zones, with allowances for faster and easier permitting as well as improved mitigation strategies. Read the rest of Obama Administration Approves a Sweeping Plan for Utility-Scale Solar Development Across 6 Western States Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 17 Solar Energy Zones , conservationists , desert solar development , domestic energy production , janine blaelock , Mojave Desert Solar Power , obama administration , programmatic environmental impact statement , secretary of interior ken salazar , solar development exclusion zones , solar development variance zones , solar done right , solar energy production , US Department of Interior , utility-scale solar development in western states

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