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Slovakian architects’ pod makes tiny houses seem enormous 29.4.2016 Washington Post
Slovakian architects’ pod makes tiny houses seem enormous
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In The Rural Northwest, A Growing Market For Survivalist Homes 29.4.2016 NPR: All Things Considered
A Montana couple is looking to meet a growing demand in the real estate business, at least in the rural Northwest: off-grid properties that include bunkers and secret rooms.
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Why wooden skyscrapers are springing up 27.4.2016 CNN: Top Stories
At 1,000 feet tall, it will only be overshadowed in London by The Shard.
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11 of the world's most incredible bridges 27.4.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Today, architects, artists, designers are collaborating with city councils to create new bridges as ambitious as the buildings that surround them.
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Business Briefs 27.4.2016 Durango Herald
LPEA to host annual meeting May 7Results of director elections, as well as a look at our energy future from keynote speaker national industry specialist Greg Aliff will be a part of the La Plata Electric Association annual meeting May 7 at the
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Hoop houses 26.4.2016 Steamboat Pilot
One of the most straightforward ways for controlling a gardening environment is the hoop house, a semi-circular tunnel structure encapsulating a garden. Also known as a polytunnel or hoop greenhouse, hoop houses can be built through custom construction or purchased as a kit, using the basic principles of metal or PVC ribs to support a plastic layer to protect plants from the elements. At Elkstone Farm in Strawberry Park, three 2,100-square-foot hoop houses make all the difference for extending the gardening season year-round to produce enough greens for winter and summer farm stands, local businesses and inventory the farm offers through the Community Agriculture Alliance’s online marketplace. The same hoop house principles that help larger ranches extend the season can be downsized for use in a backyard garden, too. Here are a few tips to create a successful backyard hoop house: • Use PVC pipe or a similar material for the tunnel’s ribs. Pipes should be placed double the width of the desired garden ...
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Color-splashed houses in a gray city 24.4.2016 Washington Post
Exterior color is a way to express yourself and differentiate yourself from your neighbors.
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When Americans fought over gasoline 22.4.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Friday is Earth Day and there is a lot to celebrate. Schoolchildren across the country will be honoring our natural environment and learning about what steps we need to take to preserve our resources, just as they did when the holiday started on April 22, 1970. According to the Energy Information Administration, since 1970, the United States has become more efficient for each dollar of GDP in how it uses energy.
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San Francisco adopts law requiring solar panels on all new buildings 21.4.2016 Guardian: Environment

Tech capital is first major US city to require all new buildings of 10 storeys or under to have solar panels, reports BusinessGreen

San Francisco has this week passed landmark legislation requiring all new buildings under 10 storeys in height to be fitted with rooftop solar panels.

The city’s San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed the new rule on Tuesday, making the metropolis the largest in the US to mandate solar installations on new properties.

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A transcript of John Kasich's interview with The Washington Post editorial board 21.4.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
A transcript of John Kasich's interview with The Washington Post editorial board
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Senate OKs bill to promote varied forms of energy 21.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • The Senate overwhelmingly approved a far-reaching energy bill Wednesday that reflects significant changes in U.S. oil and natural gas production over the past decade and boosts alternative energy sources such as wind and solar power. The bill also would speed federal approval of projects to export liquefied natural gas to Europe and Asia, where prices are higher than in the U.S. following a yearlong boom in domestic gas production. With its 85-12 vote, the Senate backed its first am...
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Senate bill would promote wide variety of energy sources 21.4.2016 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- From boosting solar and wind power to encouraging greater efficiency in new buildings, a bill approved by the Senate on Wednesday makes extensive changes to U.S. energy policy. The bill is the first far-reaching energy bill approved by the Senate since 2007....
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Senate bill would promote wide variety of energy sources 21.4.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — From boosting solar and wind power to encouraging greater efficiency in new buildings, a bill approved by the Senate on Wednesday makes extensive changes to U.S. energy policy. The bill is the first far-reaching energy bill approved by the Senate since 2007. It would: — Boost renewables such as solar and wind […]
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San Francisco Requires New Buildings To Install Solar Panels 20.4.2016 NPR News
San Francisco already required buildings to be "solar-ready," and starting in 2017, actual panels will be mandated. It's the first major U.S. city to take such a step, according to the bill's sponsor.
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Ten years after 'hug a husky', what is David Cameron's green legacy? 20.4.2016 Guardian: Environment

A decade ago today, the Conservative leader visited the Arctic to witness the effects of climate change. But since coming to power, his government has dropped or watered down a succession of green policies

It is one of the most successful political reinventions ever. In just a few years as its new leader, David Cameron turned around the Tories’ toxic “nasty party” image - at least with enough voters to form a coalition government.

One of the most eye-catching moments came 10 years ago today with his “hug a husky” trip to the Arctic to highlight the impact of climate change. It was followed by Cameron’s commitment to lead the “greenest government ever”.

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Senate approves wide-ranging energy bill 20.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • The Senate has approved a wide-ranging energy bill that would promote a variety of energy sources and speed federal approval of projects to export liquefied natural gas to Europe and Asia. Senators backed the measure, 85 to 12, the first ambitious energy bill approved by the Senate in nearly a decade. The bill would boost renewables such as solar and wind power, as well as natural gas, hydropower and geothermal energy. It also would update building codes to increase efficiency, stre...
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Senate nears approval of wide-ranging energy bill 20.4.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is poised to pass a wide-ranging energy bill that would promote a variety of energy sources and speed federal approval of projects to export liquefied natural gas to Europe and Asia. Senators revived debate on the bill Tuesday after it was delayed for more than two months amid a partisan […]
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Cities that steal smart ideas from plants and animals 20.4.2016 Guardian: Environment

Architects, designers and urban planners are borrowing from natural phenomena as diverse as termite mounds and resilient grapefruits to design smart, sustainable cities

With soaring glass skyscrapers and swaths of concrete, modern cities often seem actively to work against nature, pushing it down and suppressing it rather than working alongside it.

Yet a growing number of progressive architects, designers, engineers, scientists and urban planners are looking to the Earth’s systems for inspiration.

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How Nasa is helping businesses to be greener 20.4.2016 BBC: Business
Four ways Nasa is teaching us to be greener
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Beyond Tesla: solar-powered battery could challenge Australia's soaring electricity prices 19.4.2016 Guardian: Environment
ZCell developer says its battery for homes is more efficient and recyclable Australia is at the dawn of a battery storage revolution . A recent report from US-based IHS Technology states that Australia’s energy storage market will grow from less than 500 battery installations in 2015 to 30,000 installations by 2018, while Morgan Stanley has found that half of all households in Australia are interested in installing solar panels with battery storage, with the market potential estimated to be $24bn. From the lithium battery Tesla Powerwall unit to the lead acid gel battery of AllGrid Energy’s GridWatt system , the Australian market seems to be welcoming one battery innovation after ...
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