Glass Highrise Residential and Commercial Towers Banned in Shanghai

October 26, 2011 by  
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One Lujiazui /Promo image Glass makes a glitzy building and is so easy for the architect and the developer, just pick a system out of a catalogue and get a subcontractor to do it and you are done. It is fast and modern looking and provides great views. Too bad that it is horrible from an energy point of view, and has this tendency to spontaneously explode if it is not tempered properly and checked carefully, as was happening in Toronto recently. (see

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Up-Close Encounter Between Blue Whale and Kayaker off Redondo Beach (Video)

October 26, 2011 by  
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MrRJCtube /Video screen capture A video that has been making the rounds on news sites and blogs lately is one made by a kayaker who had a close encounter with a blue whale. He caught it all on his GoPro, including some underwater footage. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Marathon of Garden Talks Lasts Two Days

October 18, 2011 by  
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Photo: B. Alter The marathon of talks about every aspect of gardens lasted for two days. This TreeHugger lasted for one, but what a day it was. The Garden Marathon was organized by the Serpentine Gallery . Held in a geodesic dome with a christmas tree outside (?), inside was a series of speakers ranging from stories of shame totem poles (more common than one would think) to the architect of the fabulous Vertical Forest in Milan…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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