Alex Cochrane Architects Renovate a Victorian Boathouse Into a Lakeside Creative Retreat

January 8, 2013 by  
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Alex Cochrane Architects updated this traditional Victorian boathouse in England with a beautiful renovation that transforms it into a creative refuge overlooking a lake. The London-based design studio modernized the space with an open-plan interior and a timber balcony that ‘floats’ on the lake. The boathouse is located in a stunning deer park in the south region of Berkshire, but these days it functions as a writer’s retreat with a ground floor area for housing boats. Read the rest of Alex Cochrane Architects Renovate a Victorian Boathouse Into a Lakeside Creative Retreat Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alex cochrane architects , eco restoration , green architecture , green renovation , sustainable design , timber balcony , victorian boathouse

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Study: Global Sea Levels Could Rise 3 Feet By 2100

January 8, 2013 by  
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Although scientists have been aware that the polar ice sheets are melting faster than previously expected , the consequential rise in sea levels may be much higher than anyone predicted. A new calculation based on what is known as expert elicitation published in Nature Climate Change shows that ocean levels might climb over 3 feet in the next 90 years. Read the rest of Study: Global Sea Levels Could Rise 3 Feet By 2100 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bristol climate study , climate change impact , ICPP ocean levels , Ocean levels , rising sea , sea levels rising

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GM Encouraging Chevy Volt Drivers to Come in for Battery Work

January 5, 2012 by  
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The Chevy Volt has hit its first snag, but GM seems to be handling it in stride.  After some battery fire issues during crash testing, GM is taking steps to ensure that Volt drivers have a safe vehicle on their hands. According to the AP, GM is encouraging Volt drivers to bring their vehicle into a dealer where mechanics will “strengthen the structure around the batteries.”  Extra steel will be added to the plates that surround the batteries making them better protected during an impact and preventing any coolant leaks that were the cause of the crash test fires.  The fix has been confirmed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Agency. This isn’t a formal recall, but affects about 8,000 cars out on the road and another 4,400 for sale. Initially after the test fires, GM offered Volt drivers an opportunity to sell back their cars or to be provided a loaner replacement.  To prevent fires after any real-world crashes, GM has been sending out teams to drain batteries after being notified by the vehicles’ OnStar system. via AP  

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Obama Looks Ahead to Higher 2017-2025 Fuel Standards

October 4, 2010 by  
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The move follows the first phase of the national program that will boost fuel efficiency to 35.5 miles per gallon by model year 2016. Some have speculated the administration could require automakers to increase fuel economy to 62 miles per gallon, but the head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently balked at the suggestion until it conducts a full review

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View from the C-Suite: Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers

October 1, 2010 by  
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Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers talks about Duke’s collaboration with Fred Krupp of Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), his advice for Energy Secretary Steve Chu, and a future where the appliance is ‘the customer.’

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EPA Unveils New Grading System for Fuel Efficient Vehicles

August 31, 2010 by  
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The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have proposed new fuel economy labels for cars and light trucks that will score each vehicle with a grade from A+ to D, aiming to encourage adoption of more fuel-efficient vehicles.

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Cosmic Rays May Have Driven Toyota Vehicles Crazy

March 29, 2010 by  
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More than 8 million Toyota and Lexus vehicles have been recalled worldwide ( including the 2010 Prius ), and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has linked at least 52 deaths to unexpected acceleration in these vehicles. Although floormats and gas pedals have been blamed, no one has yet been able to pinpoint the root of this deadly and costly problem. Federal regulators are now loo..

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Earth Hour Exposes Mindless Waste; Some Lights Should Stay Out.

March 29, 2010 by  
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If Earth Hour does one thing well, it shows how foolish we are for the other hours when the lights are on. Ecorazzi has a slide show of before and during Earth Hour comparisons, and most are like the one above of Las Vegas, where you can only wonder, why do they have lights shining onto the hotels in the first place

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The Truth Behind the Study Finding Hybrids More Likely to Hit Pedestrians and Bicycles

November 11, 2009 by  
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Image: Center for Neighborhood Technology, I-GO Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics Do you want the good news or the bad news first? The good news: Hybrid registrations were up 38% in 2007, over 350,000 hybrids replacing internal combustion motors on the US roadways. The bad news: Headlines are touting a new study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) finding that hybrids are hitting pedestrians and bicyclists more than traditional cars, e..

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New Recycling Plant to be Powered 100% by Dirty Diapers

November 11, 2009 by  
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Photo via Flickr Finding sources for renewable energy isn’t always pretty–we’ve seen Swedes turn to dead bunnies and dairy farms use manure . Now, it seems there’s another option on the table: dirty diapers

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