This incredible geodesic dome home could be yours for $475k

February 14, 2018 by  
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This gorgeous wooden Dome Home – which is currently on the market for $475k – is a beautiful example of geodesic design done right. Located in the heart of Sonoma County, the home has a cozy atmosphere complete with handcrafted woodwork, triangular windows, and a wood-burning stove. The home, which is located in California’s gorgeous Russian River Valley, is a one-bed, one-bath retreat surrounded by a large yard. Built in 1980, the home has recently undergone renovations and the results are stunning. Clad in wooden panels, the geodesic shape creates an airy, spacious interior. Refinished woodwork is found throughout the structure, including the beautiful hexagonal wood paneling pattern that runs throughout the interior space. Multiple triangular windows flood the home with natural light . Related: Envirohaven’s super green geodesic homes can be built in just a few days Besides having a unique shape, the interior is filled with whimsical features such as a handcrafted wooden spiral staircase, custom tile work and a wood-burning stove that gives the interior a cozy cabin-like feel . The living space takes up the entire first floor, while the bedroom and adjacent office space are located upstairs, overlooking the living room via a small balcony. Not only is the Dome Home located on a large plot of land, but it also comes with two additional structures onsite. One is used as a laundry room and there is an additional structure that could be used as an artist studio or guest house. Via Dwell Images via Russian River Land and Home Realty

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Trump budget proposes huge cut to EPA and climate research

February 14, 2018 by  
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The Trump Administration released its fiscal 2019 budget proposal on February 12, revealing a desire to deeply cut funding for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). If adopted, the budget would cut the EPA ‘s budget by 23 percent, or more than $2.5 billion, and eliminate nearly all funding for climate change research. The Administration describes a return to the true mission of the EPA by reducing “unnecessary reporting burdens on the regulated community” and ending programs that “create unnecessary redundancies or those that have served their purpose and accomplished their mission.” Environmental groups describe the budget as an effort to dismantle federal environmental protections. “The Trump administration budget released today is a blueprint for a less healthy, more polluted America,” said Fred Krupp, president of the Environmental Defense Fund, in a statement . “A budget shows your values — and this budget shows the administration doesn’t value clean air , clean water, or protecting Americans from toxic pollution.” Related: Why Trump’s $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan is a disaster for the environment Specific targets include programs such as water improvement funding for U.S.-Mexico border communities, state funding for radon-detecting initiatives, and efforts to restore the health of large bodies of water, such as Puget Sound , the Gulf of Mexico, and the Great Lakes. While clearly laying out the administration’s priorities, the budget is not likely to become law. Congress recently passed a two-year bipartisan budget agreement, so Trump’s budget will have to wait its turn. At that point, Congress may have changed parties. Even if the Republicans maintain control in two years, it remains to be seen whether Congress would agree to inflict such draconian cuts onto important federal agencies and programs. Still, the budget is a telling symbol of what this Administration wishes the United States to become. Via The Washington Post Images via The White House/Flickr and U.S. Geological Society/Flickr

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