10 minutes with Tom Vilsack

February 18, 2019 by  
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Technology has made farming far more productive than in the past, but the story remains largely untold to consumers.

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Maven Moment: Oranges at Christmastime

December 26, 2018 by  
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My grandmother used to tell me the story about one … The post Maven Moment: Oranges at Christmastime appeared first on Earth911.com.

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Long Story Short hostel is a modern escape tucked into a historical building in Moravia

November 16, 2017 by  
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A 17th century brick building in the historical capital city of Moravia, Czech Republic , now houses a gorgeous hostel that preserves the story of the place. Named Long Story Short, the hostel infuses the original building with a contemporary feel and combines raw materials with vintage furniture. Prague-based Denisa Strmiskova Studio renovated the building by highlighting its history, while enriching it with contemporary design. The horseshoe-shaped building sits in the historical center of Olomouc, the ecclesiastical metropolis and historical capital city of Moravia. The architects’ main idea was to create the whole concept of the hostel from scratch, including all its equipment and visual layout. Related: Almáa Sintra Hostel Is An Idyllic Eco-Retreat on a Historic 12th Site in Portugal An organically arched hall , which leads from the reception to all the rooms, is different from every perspective and surprises you constantly when walking through. The team enhanced this shape with sophisticated use of light, black details and pastels that contrast the pure white plastering. Most of the furnishing, including beds, mirrors, lamps, shelves and bathroom equipment, was custom-made in cooperation with local producers and craftsmen . The architects collaborated with Miroslav Bedná? from Prague’s shop Retroobjects in selecting turn-of-the-century modernist designs . Some parts of the hostel are also decorated by original works by Czech artist David Mina?ík. + Denisa Strmiskova Studio Via The Spaces Photos by Josef Kubicek

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VERGE Talk: living in a "living building” — a real-world report

July 7, 2017 by  
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The founder of Earth Day and developer of world’s greenest office building tells his story — and what it may mean for Hawaii.

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Pathways to a clean energy future: global perspectives

July 7, 2017 by  
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Hawaii, California, and New Zealand share at least one thing in common: they’re all on a path to clean energy. While utilities and regulators serve a defined geographic region, they see many of the same challenges. This opens up a world of opportunities for collaboration – in some unexpected ways.

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Can you imagine a circular city?

December 3, 2016 by  
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This story is adapted from the book “The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations, and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life” (Harper Wave, 2016).

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Too much of a good thing hobbles Best Buy’s e-waste recycling

February 9, 2016 by  
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In many ways the big-box retailer has been a champion against e-waste. Here’s the story behind the latest setback.

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The real key to remaking manufacturing: Chemistry

February 9, 2016 by  
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The feasibility of the “circular economy” ultimately comes down to sound materials science.

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Green Bank Network aims to unleash private clean energy capital

February 9, 2016 by  
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Private financing options to scale renewable energy were a hot topic at the Paris climate talks, but it will take better coordination to harness those funds.

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Modular Pocket Houses Provide Emergency Housing in Natural Disasters

March 26, 2014 by  
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Wouldn’t it be helpful to have ‘emergency kits’ already spread over an endangered area if a natural catastrophe happens? This is the story of ‘Pocket House’ – a Regeneration Project in the Tohoku Region of Japan. A wooden modular system with multiple uses, the versatile kit helped create a new identity for the disaster-stricken urban environment of Yabuki Town in Fukushima Prefecture, and could do the same for future such communities. 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:        

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