VIDEO: Koen Olthius Shares the Benefits of Floating Cities at TEDxWarwick

March 26, 2012 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. Koen Olthius , founder of Waterstudio.nl and floating architecture expert, recently gave a talk at TEDxWarwick on the benefits of floating cities. For years, we’ve been following Olthius’ work – including his floating homes and Waterstudio.nl’s proposals for amazing water-based cities. Now his ideas for floating cities are getting a lot more attention as they offer ways to reduce the risks of flooding and climate change while opening up more space in dense urban environments. Olthius’ TEDx talk in Warwick is a great overview of his philosophy and how floating architecture can help change the world. + Waterstudio.nl + TEDxWarwick Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , eco design , floating architecture , floating cities , floating homes , green architecture , Green Building , green design , Koen Olthius , Sustainable Building , sustainable design , TED Talk , tedx , tedx talk , tedxwarwick , Video , water architecture , water buildings , Waterstudio.nl , you tube video

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Japan Shuts Down Second-to-Last Nuclear Reactor

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In the wake of the world’s worst nuclear disaster in a generation , yet another nuclear reactor in Japan was taken offline for maintenance on Monday, leaving only one of the country’s 54 nuclear reactors operational. Tokyo Electric Power Co. , the company responsible for the three reactors in Fukushima that suffered a meltdown when the area was hit with a tsunami last year, took the last of its 17 nuclear reactors offline this week for safety and stress tests. Japan’s last operating reactor is scheduled to be taken down in early May, leaving threats of power outages for that nation, which previously depended on nuclear energy for as much as one-third of its power. Read the rest of Japan Shuts Down Second-to-Last Nuclear Reactor Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , coal power , fossil fuels , Fukushima , Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power , Japan , japan tsunami , nuclear energy , nuclear meltdown , nuclear power , nuclear reactors

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