Actress Shailene Woodley arrested at a Dakota Access Pipeline protest

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Actress Shailene Woodley was arrested on Monday during a live Facebook broadcast at a Dakota Access Pipeline protest. The Divergent star arrived at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation to oppose the project’s continuing construction, only to be taken away two hours later in handcuffs for “criminal trespassing.” On Sunday, a federal court denied a request from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to halt construction of the 1,170 mile pipeline , meaning – for now – it will will move forward. Protestors have gathered at the site in Standing Rock to speak out against the decision, including the 24-year-old actress. Related: 21 unarmed Dakota Access Pipeline protestors arrested during prayer ceremony Woodley broadcast the protest on a live Facebook feed, preceded by tweets announcing her arrival. “Riot police are arriving at this peaceful protest where people are praying,” she said after she first arrived. “They have frickin’ batons.” Her arrest can be seen in the footage. She says an officer grabbed her jacket and another officer can be heard announcing her arrest for criminal trespassing. Before going offscreen, she says, “I hope you’re watching mainstream media.” Via The Daily Dot

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Ambulance station built from renewable materials has a nearly energy-neutral footprint

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Located on the outskirts of Zeist near the edge of the forest, the 550-square-meter ambulance station is tucked away out of sight from the hospital. Though the building has no public function and will never be seen by patients, the structure has a sculptural form that’s both beautiful and functional. Vertical strips of light-colored untreated timber clad the facade and help the single-story ambulance station blend into the forest. Plants crawl up the sides of the sloping walls to the curved roof topped with sedum and solar panels . The wooden trusses that support the roof can be seen in the light-filled interior. Related: Beautiful brick ambulance station in the UK renovated as a cozy vacation home “Wood has many advantages as a bio-based and healthy building material,” wrote Architectenforum. “We opted for a laminated timber construction. The timber-frame facades, the siding and the window frames are also made in wood.” A highly insulated envelope helps the building achieve nearly energy neutral status. An all-electric system provides the heating and cooling and is supported by a heat pump and a solar water heater . + Architectenforum Images via Architectenforum , by Stijn Poelstra

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