Shell Pulls Out of Oil-Shale Project in Colorado After Spending Millions in Exploration

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Royal Dutch Shell PLC recently joined Chevron in its abandonment of oil-shale projects in Colorado. After spending nearly $30 million in exploration, the company decided to leave the Western Slope shale rock deposits. They exited citing a shift in energy markets since they began their project in 1982. Read the rest of Shell Pulls Out of Oil-Shale Project in Colorado After Spending Millions in Exploration Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: black sunday , Chevron , colorado , Exxon , fossil fuel , government subsidies , jet fuel , kelly op de weegh , natural gas , oil expploration , oil prices , oil shale , parachute , rockies , royal dutch shell plc , Utah , west slope , wyoming        

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A Lush Living Wall Skirts Aedas’ New Composite Building in Hong Kong

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Instead of designing a swanky tower in an overcrowded neighborhood in Hong Kong , international architecture firm Aedas opted to create an apartment building that reinterprets Hong-Kong’s traditional architecture. Located in the Mongkok District, which has a population density of 130,000 people per square kilometer, the new tower features a lush living wall that enhances quality of life in the neighborhood. Read the rest of A Lush Living Wall Skirts Aedas’ New Composite Building in Hong Kong Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green wall” , “living wall” , aedas , Aedas Architects , Aedas Composite building , high-rise design , Hong Kong , Hong-Kong architecture , Hong-Kong skyscrapers , Hong-Kong towers , pixelated facades , skyscrapers , sustainable towers , vertical garden        

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Super Resilient Beach House Clad in Natural Black Rubber Absorbs Winter Heat in Kent

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Climate Change Forces Polar Bears to Consume More Contaminants

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Polar bear photo from Shutterstock A recent study found that the East Greenlandic population of polar bears is being exposed to more contaminants in their diet. As Arctic ice melts , polar bears are being forced to find food further south. Over the past 30 years, they have been eating more harp and hooded seals, which have high levels of contaminants in their tissues that are then passed to the bears after consumption. Read the rest of Climate Change Forces Polar Bears to Consume More Contaminants Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aarhus university , Arctic ice melt , carleton university , Climate Change , dalhousie university , east greenland , global warming , great lakes institute for environmental research , greenland institute of natural resources , harp seal , hooded seal , Inuit , national water research institute , pack ice , persistant organic pollutants , polar bear , POP , ring seal , scoresbysund , university of windsor        

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