TAOsHouse: Net Zero Passive House built in Senior Co-Housing Community in NM

December 19, 2014 by  
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Climate change could kill Scandinavia’s iconic Christmas trees

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  It looks as though climate change could kill the traditional Christmas tree in Scandinavian countries, as reduced snowfall is affecting the health of spruce trees there. New Scientist reports that snow is very important for the health of trees because it acts like a layer of insulation to protect their roots from the cold northern winters. Studying a stand of 47-year-old Norwegian spruce trees in Eastern Finland for two seasons revealed to the Finnish Forest Research Institute (FFRI) that a thinner snowpack had negative consequences for the trees. Sirkka Sutinen and fellow researchers from the FFRI simulated the effects of thin snowpacks and discovered that when thaws were delayed until mid summer, buds opened much later and created smaller needles. Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Read the rest of Climate change could kill Scandinavia’s iconic Christmas trees Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Christmas trees , Climate Change , conifer , coniferous trees , conifers , evergreen trees , evergreens , Finland , Finland evergreen trees , Finland snowfall , global warming , norway , Norway Spruce , reduced snowfall , scandinavia , Scandinavian , snow , snowfall , spruce bark beetle , spruce beetle , spruce tree damage , spruce trees , Trees

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Businesses urged to restore viability of the Gulf Coast

December 19, 2014 by  
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The America’s Wetland Foundation is calling for a plan that will make restoration of the coast  attractive to business, particularly along the Gulf Coast. A meeting held at the Tabasco headquarters on Avery Island, Louisiana revealed the need for the scientific community to communicate with the private sector and encourage investment in imperative coastal restoration projects. Read the rest of Businesses urged to restore viability of the Gulf Coast Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: coastal business , coastal clean up , coastal oil spill , coastal restoration , gulf coast business , gulf coast clean up , gulf coast oil , gulf coast oil spill , gulf coast restoration , louisiana , louisiana oil spill , oil cleanup , oil spill cleanup

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Interface recycles fishing nets and reclaimed fibers into cozy, earth-toned carpet tiles

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International carpet designer Interface created Reclaim, a carpet tile line that combines style and socially responsible manufacturing into a 100% recycled product . Inspired by the “natural beauty found in salvaged matter,” the earth-toned carpet tiles are made from reclaimed carpet fiber and salvaged fishing nets . Reclaim is available in eight color ways, from cool Antique Grey to the forest floor-like Worn Olive. Interface developed Reclaim as part of their Mission Zero promise to reach net-zero environmental impact by 2020. + Interface 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: fishing nets , interface , mission zero , reader submitted content , reclaim , reclaimed carpet fiber , Reclaimed Materials , Recycled Materials , salvaged fishing nets , salvaged materials

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The “Light of Life” chapel in Korea is a luminous haven for retired missionaries

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