The Icefjord Center in Greenland will be a place for the community to learn about climate change

July 1, 2016 by  
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Once completed, The Icefjord Center will be a place for education and understanding about climate change. The building consists of wooden framework, designed as a truss, that bridges across the landscape. The building replicates the feeling of hiking across a fjord and gives visitors a place to relax and commune. The building is scheduled to be built on a UNESCO-protected site in Greenland , will present 4000 years of cultural heritage and knowledge on the Sermeq Kujalleq glacier which scientists have been studying for centuries.  MIR and  Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter  beat out renowned architectural firms and designers, including Snøhetta, Olafur Eliasson, and Kengo Kuma and Associates, to win the proposal. Related: Accessible sail-shaped viewing tower hovers over the edge of Denmark’s Aarhus harbor Dorte Mandrup’s proposal won the competition and was lauded by the jury for its poetic qualities and simplicity. Its framework is covered by a gently sloping wooden boardwalk that functions as the starting point of the World Heritage Trail. Reminiscent of a hilltop, the volume allows visitors to move across its roof, and overlook the route before descending onto the trail. Gathering points and informal seating areas are created along the length of the volume, offering undisturbed views of the icefiord. + Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter Via Designcurial Images by MIR

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Five grass-covered shelters coming soon to a clifftop the dinosaurs roamed

February 25, 2016 by  
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Scientists now say we have to halve our CO2 budget to avert the worst effects of climate change

February 25, 2016 by  
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Don’t get too comfortable with your carbon footprint, because experts say we need to radically reduce how much fossil fuel we use. Eight scientists from around the world have discovered previous carbon budget estimates have been too generous, and won’t halt the onset of global warming as much as we thought. Their research recently published in the Nature Climate Change journal shows we actually need to cut fossil fuel by half to avert the worst effects of climate change. Read the rest of Scientists now say we have to halve our CO2 budget to avert the worst effects of climate change

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Denmark’s first supermarket for expired food opens in Copenhagen

February 25, 2016 by  
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Denmark is a nation known far and wide for doing things a little differently. Now, a unique supermarket has opened up in Copenhagen , and its shelves are stocked with expired foods sold at a deep discount. WeFood , which opened this week, aims to chip away at the nation’s food waste by creating a market where expired foods and those with damaged packaging can be sold to willing shoppers, rather than thrown in the trash. WeFood could become a model for other countries by demonstrating a creative solution to the enormous problem of food waste. Read the rest of Denmark’s first supermarket for expired food opens in Copenhagen

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