Menlo Park sparks interest in zero-carbon cities

January 11, 2017 by  
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A Northern California suburb revamps its approach to the built environment.

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Streaming services slow down tech’s clean energy rankings

January 11, 2017 by  
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Apple, Facebook and Google all secure “A grades” following high-profile renewables investments, but the campaign group warns the industry as a whole is not doing enough to mobilize investment in clean energy infrastructure.

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Charting a new economic course

January 11, 2017 by  
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From ecosystem management to plastic reduction, ocean economies to transportation, 2016 saw many good ideas put on paper to invite action. We combed through the year’s reports to distill bright ideas about sustainable approaches to the economy.

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Massive wildfire threatens 6,300 properties north of San Francisco

August 3, 2015 by  
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The largest of 23 major wildfires currently burning in drought-stricken California has destroyed two dozen houses and 26 outbuildings, while over 12,000 people have been advised to flee their homes in the Lower Lake region. Called the Rocky Fire, the blaze is burning less than 100 miles north of San Francisco , and over 3,000 firefighters are working to contain the fast-moving blaze, which has so far consumed 93 square miles. Read the rest of Massive wildfire threatens 6,300 properties north of San Francisco

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Chevy Volt battery covers recycled as adorable nesting boxes for endangered birds

August 3, 2015 by  
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Electric cars may be better for the planet than we thought. In addition to their potential mitigating effect on climate change , their physical components are proving to be excellent homes for wildlife, such as the endangered scaly-sided merganser. A mohawked duck native to temperate East Asia, the merganser is the most recent species to have benefited from GM’s nesting boxes crafted from recycled Chevy Volt battery covers. Read the rest of Chevy Volt battery covers recycled as adorable nesting boxes for endangered birds

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LEED-certified Meadow Farm is a small organic farmstead in northern California

January 30, 2015 by  
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Wildfires Threatening 700 Homes in Northern California Under Control For Now

August 6, 2014 by  
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Light rain and increased humidity have helped fire fighters start to get a handle on two wildfires that are currently threatening more than 700 homes in Northern California – but residents are far from out of the woods yet. CBS News reports that the Eiler Fire in Lassen National Forest has burned through nearly 45 square miles to timber and is in sight of the Shasta County community of Burney, where it threatens 700 homes – though it didn’t grow overnight on Aug. 4 and remains four miles away from the town. The nearby Bald Fire, which is the larger of the two fires, has forced the evacuation of about a dozen homes after burning through a total of 62 square miles of forest. Read the rest of Wildfires Threatening 700 Homes in Northern California Under Control For Now Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bald , California , county , Drought , elier , evacuation , fire , forest , northern , shasta , wild

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Helvey Design Studio Handcrafts Beautiful Furniture from Responsibly Sourced Wood

May 23, 2013 by  
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Helvey Design Studio has created a series of furniture built to last a lifetime. Their FIRST Collection has been designed with the principals of simplicity, minimalism and quality craftsmanship. Each piece is handcrafted in San Diego, California, using only sustainable, responsibly sourced goods such as naturally felled Northern California Black Oak, FSC certified Black Walnut from South Carolina, and steel that is 99% recycled and made in America. Want one of the beautiful pieces seen here for yourself? Back Helvey on Kickstater  and scoop one up for your home! + Helvey Design Studio The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , FIRST Collection furniture , FSC certified wood furniture , handmade furniture , Helvey Design Studio , Northern California Black Oak table , recycled materials furniture        

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SunRay Kelley’s Harbin Hot Springs Temple in Napa Valley is Made from Natural Materials

December 14, 2012 by  
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