Pope Francis chastises Ecuador’s president in call for environmental protection

July 9, 2015 by  
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Ecuador is rich in natural resources and Pope Francis encouraged the country’s residents to keep it that way. Calling for the protection of the Amazon rain forest and indigenous people, Pope Francis said resisting short-term gain was essential. In so doing, he rebuked the current plans of Ecuador president Rafael Correa. Read the rest of Pope Francis chastises Ecuador’s president in call for environmental protection Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Amazon oil exploration , amazon rainforest , ecuador , ecuador president rafael correa , environmental encyclical , oil expansion in amazon , Pope Francis , president correa

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idA’s Greenhouse Botanical Garden Grueningen is a Parametrically Designed Artificial Forest in Switzerland

July 9, 2015 by  
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Read the rest of idA’s Greenhouse Botanical Garden Grueningen is a Parametrically Designed Artificial Forest in Switzerland Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: biomimicry , botanical garden design , forest-like design , greenhouse , greenhouse design , Grueningen Botanical Garden , idA Buerher Wuest Architekten , idA pavilion , pavilions , Switzerland architecture , Voronoi , Voronoi diagram , Zurich architecture

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BYTR architecten’s extension of a 19th century home combines old and new under one roof

July 9, 2015 by  
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Graypants’ Mobius Lamp mimics flocks of starlings with sparkling cubes strung from fiber optic cables

July 9, 2015 by  
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The Möbius strip has become a popular motif in design, and it’s easy to see why. It’s challenging to come up with objects limited to one surface and one boundary, which is part of the official definition of this complex mathematical concept. Rarely have we seen lighting designers take it on – until now. Graypants ‘s Mobius lamp is a glimmering low-energy lighting fixture composed of dozens of tiny cubes hung from fiber optic cables. The cubes combine to create a sweeping, curving shape reminiscent of “the undulating forms created by flocks of starlings.” Read the rest of Graypants’ Mobius Lamp mimics flocks of starlings with sparkling cubes strung from fiber optic cables Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “lighting design” , eco design , eco lighting , Graypants , green design , green lighting , ICFF , Mobius band , mobius strip , new york city design , new york city events , new york design , New York design events , new york design week , New York. , sculptural lighting , Seattle , Seattle design , Seattle lighting designers , sustainable design

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Ecuador Tragically Issues Oil Drilling Permits in Amazon Rainforest Reserve

May 23, 2014 by  
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Ecuador’s government yesterday issued oil drilling permits for the Yasuni reserve, a U.N. listed biosphere reserve in the western part of the country. Despite calls for a referendum on the issue and a failed international fundraising campaign to keep the oil in the ground, production could begin as soon as 2016. Read the rest of Ecuador Tragically Issues Oil Drilling Permits in Amazon Rainforest Reserve Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Amazon , ecosystems in danger , ecuador , Huaorani , oil drilling , oil production , rafael correa , rainforest , Waorani , Yasuni , Yasuni National Park , Yasuni reserve

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Ecuadorian Pipeline Leak Sends 420,000 Gallons of Oil Towards Brazilian Amazon River

June 10, 2013 by  
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Living along a major river means you are at the mercy of the actions of those living upstream. On May 31, a landslide ruptured the Trans-Ecuador pipeline operated by Petroecuador , sending 420,000 gallons of crude oil into the River Coca, a tributary of the Amazon . Since the disaster, the oil has already reached the Peruvian Amazon region of Loreto, and Brazil has been put “on alert” to watch for the pollution as it makes its way into the country. Read the rest of Ecuadorian Pipeline Leak Sends 420,000 Gallons of Oil Towards Brazilian Amazon River Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Amazon , amazon river , Brazil , clean carribean & americas , ecuador , loreto , manuel pulgar vidal , oil spill , peru , petroecuador , rafael correa , river coca , trans-ecuador pipeline        

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Whetar’s Contra-Rotating Wind Turbines Could Produce 5 Times More Power

June 10, 2013 by  
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London-based manufacturer Poduhvat has developed a wind turbine which they claim can produce five times more energy than traditional wind turbines with the same rotor size. The contra-rotating Whetar turbine is almost completely silent and it can generate 43,8 MW/h per year with under 50% load capacity. Read the rest of Whetar’s Contra-Rotating Wind Turbines Could Produce 5 Times More Power Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , “wind power” , green technology , Poduhvat , Poduhvat turbines , renewable energy sources , silent wind turbines , Whetar Wind Turbines , wind energy , wind turbine design , wind turbines        

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