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Sierra Nevada Shows Effects of Warming Climate

Sierra Nevada Shows Effects of Warming Climate | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Global warming heats up California's Sierra Nevada, causing scientists to predict sequoia trees will die out within the next 100 years.

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Geometric Inspiration + Green Building: Taiwan's Zero-Carbon Swallows Nest

Geometric Inspiration + Green Building: Taiwan's Zero-Carbon Swallows Nest | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Taking inspiration from a geometric möbius strip, architect Vincent Callebaut has designed an impressive new building for Taiwan's Taichung gateway park.

 

The Swallows Nest's form starts out with a triangle that is then rotated around an elipse. Reaching a height of eight-stories, the building will house shops, cafes, and an "endless patio" which opens up into the park and is found in the center of the structure. It will host a variety of art within the many interior galleries.

The Swallows Nest also features various eco-friendly features. The undulating roof will have a number of solar panels attached to it, while the building's glass construction allows for natural light to enter. Three vertical gardens are found in the park's center, with one at each arched entrance. Most impressively, there will be continued efforts to make the Swallows Nest a zero carbon emissions structure.


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Valerina's comment, June 29, 2013 2:43 PM
Nice :) Please follow me on Instagram :D : volletu
Hotels in Stansted's comment, July 1, 2013 11:21 AM
what a lovely building.. reminds me the Bird's NEst Beijing National Olympic Stadium..
Joram Walukamba's comment, July 3, 2013 7:48 AM
Love the exterior. I wonder how the interior would look like considering the thematic principles, creativity and artistic beauty of the design ... curious!!!
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China's Sustainable Cave Hotel Under Construction

China's Sustainable Cave Hotel Under Construction | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Construction has started on a cave hotel resort by Atkins that will nestle into the rockface of an abandoned water-filled quarry near Shanghai, China.

Once complete, the hotel will offer around 400 rooms, as well as conference facilities, a banquet hall, restaurants, a swimming pool and a water-sports centre.

The building will use geothermal technologies to generate its own electricity and lighting, while greenery will blanket a roof that extends just two storeys above the edge of the quarry.

 

Sustainability is integral to Atkins' design of this unique resort, built into an abandoned, water-filled quarry.


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Joram Walukamba's comment, July 3, 2013 7:43 AM
awesome
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awesome ....
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Chemicals found in phones are a no-no for kids - Cincinnati Business Courier

Small children should not touch electronic items such as TVs, mobile phones, computers and other products, according to University of Cincinnati researchers.

Chemicals found in such items and in many other products, including older carpets and furniture, can cause behavioral and cognition problems, they have found.

At issue are substances called polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs, said Dr. Aimin Chen, an assistant professor of environmental health at UC.

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John S. Bell's curator insight, June 29, 2013 8:15 PM

Value your child's health

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Alberta floods a wake up call to dangers of extreme weather: experts

Alberta floods a wake up call to dangers of extreme weather: experts | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Alberta floods are Canada’s Hurricane Sandy moment, and should be a catalyst for badly needed changes to limit future damage from extreme weather, say experts on climate change adaptation.
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Can The Threat Of Climate Change Make Cities Richer And Healthier?

Can The Threat Of Climate Change Make Cities Richer And Healthier? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Climate change, we’re told, is a scary thing. There’s nothing but floods, droughts, hurricanes, fires, and heat waves for us to look forward to.
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Biggest Dead Zone Ever Forecast in Gulf of Mexico

Biggest Dead Zone Ever Forecast in Gulf of Mexico | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A New Jersey-size dead zone may put a chokehold on the Gulf of Mexico this summer, according to a forecast released this week.
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The day that the river turned black -- Shanghai Daily | 上海日报 -- English Window to China New

MORE than 200 villagers have died from cancer in the past 10 years in a village near a heavily polluted river in eastern Anhui Province.

The village, with a population of just 1,000, is one of a number of so-called "cancer villages" near the Huaihe River and its tributaries which have seen an increasing number of residents succumb to various cancers in the past decade, The Beijing News reported.
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Why the U.S. Is Becoming Ground Zero For the Dirtiest Energy

Why the U.S. Is Becoming Ground Zero For the Dirtiest Energy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
“We don’t want the unconventional fuel industry to gain a foothold on the Colorado Plateau,” said Taylor McKinnon of Grand Canyon Trust. “The U.S.
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Data Ceneter Emissions and Demand Response | The Energy Collective

Data Ceneter Emissions and Demand Response | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Microsoft has just published a new paper outlining two algorithms that could help data center operators predict the cheapest and cleanest times on the grid for intensive computation.
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Sunstash Solar Charger Provides Off-Grid Energy During Emergencies

Sunstash Solar Charger Provides Off-Grid Energy During Emergencies | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
SunStash is a newly launched Kickstarter project that seeks to provide an innovative solar powered solution to frequent interruptions in the power grid.
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Frédéric Liégeois's curator insight, June 29, 2013 1:31 PM

In case of sunny emergency...

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In case of sunny emergency...
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Central Texas Dreams Big for Solar Energy Center

Central Texas Dreams Big for Solar Energy Center | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Texas A&M University-Central Texas (TAMU-CT) is opening the doors for what it claims will be the planet's biggest solar energy test facility, a 50-MW undertaking spanning both commercial demonstrations and testing, with an incubator program to...
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Energy Return on Investment is too Low to Maintain Current Economic System

Energy Return on Investment is too Low to Maintain Current Economic System | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
our economy’s overall energy return on investment is already too low to maintain the economic system we are accustomed to. Problems we are experiencing today–governments with
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Twitter / firstworldfacts: Facts About Poverty & Policy ...

Twitter / firstworldfacts: Facts About Poverty & Policy ... | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
RT @firstworldfacts: Facts About Poverty & Policy In America http://t.co/k9uOxRCjaU

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Brittany Peers: Residences by French architect Patrice Bideau feature high performance envelopes. - Best Green Houses - Greensource Magazine

Brittany Peers: Residences by French architect Patrice Bideau feature high performance envelopes. - Best Green Houses - Greensource Magazine | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
With proper solar orientation and deep insulation, in an oceanic location architects like Patrice Bideau can almost eschew mechanical heating.

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Tight Lips Over Who Started Fires in Sumatra

Tight Lips Over Who Started Fires in Sumatra | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Environmental and wildlife investigators said plantation companies, small farmers and people who illegally encroach on concessions to harvest trees and palm oil are all culpable for the blazes.
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David Collet's curator insight, June 29, 2013 9:26 PM

Money. Always money. Children with asthma, seniors with bronchial conditions, they don't matter. But, when God decides to tally up the balance, it will be too late for these murderers.

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Scorching Southwest bracing for days of dangerous heat

Scorching Southwest bracing for days of dangerous heat | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The National Weather Service warns residents from northern California all the way to southern Arizona of the possibility of intense heat through the weekend
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Faith & Works | Activist sees climate change as a spiritual issue

Faith & Works | Activist sees climate change as a spiritual issue | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Tim DeChristopher was a University of Utah student and had been studying the role of civil disobedience in historical social movements when, in December 2008, he became part of that history.
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David Collet's curator insight, June 29, 2013 9:29 PM

This guy is really cool. And a good role model for people of all ages.

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Can Dow's approach to water recycling recharge its reputation?

Can Dow's approach to water recycling recharge its reputation? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
For Dow's opponents, the company's approach to sustainable water management fails to wash away its alleged sins. But are the criticisms justified?
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UPDATE 1-Monsanto unapproved GMO wheat stored in Colorado through '11

By Carey GillamJune 28 (Reuters) - 

Monsanto Co's unapproved, experimental genetically engineered wheat, which is feared to have potentially contaminated U.S. wheat supplies after it was found growing in an Oregon field this spring, was kept in a U.S. government storage facility until at least late 2011, according to documents obtained by Reuters.

 
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Indiana startup developing all-weather algal strain

Indiana startup developing all-weather algal strain | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A West Lafayette, Indiana company that developed a strain of algae that grows yearlong in the Midwest has increased production to a level of 20 liters in six days. Mustapha Benmoussa, founder and C...
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A Look at the Drivers of Deepwater Oil & Gas Exploration

A Look at the Drivers of Deepwater Oil & Gas Exploration | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Nearly 60% of world oil production is located in areas of high geopolitical risk, writes Lou Gagliardi. This is one of the major incentives for the major oil companies to explore for oil deposits in deeper and more remote waters.
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Passivhaus and Energy Efficiency | The Energy Collective

Passivhaus and Energy Efficiency | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Are you excited by insulation? No? Would you like a house with virtually no heating bill? Yes? Have you heard of a passivhaus? They’re quite wonderful. A passive house (passivhaus) is a super insulated energy efficient home.
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GE’s Brilliant Wind Turbine — Wind Power Cheaper Than Coal Or Natural Gas (Part 1)

GE’s Brilliant Wind Turbine — Wind Power Cheaper Than Coal Or Natural Gas (Part 1) | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Already cost-competitive with thermal coal and natural gas power generation – not to mention its numerous other often ignored and unaccounted for social and ecological benefits and cost savings, which are substantial – GE’s looking to drive the cost of wind energy down further, pushing the envelope outward by incorporating “industrial Internet” capabilities and short-term, grid-scale power storage in the Brilliant 1.6-100 systems platform.
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Radiation Levels Skyrocket at Fukushima | Zero Hedge

Radiation Levels Skyrocket at Fukushima | Zero Hedge | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Accident Is NOT Contained  

 

Record high levels of radioactive tritium have been observed in the harbor at Fukushima.


Japan Times notes:The density of radioactive tritium in samples of seawater from near the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant doubled over 10 days to hit a record 1,100 becquerels per liter, possibly indicating contaminated groundwater is seeping into the Pacific, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said.

***Tepco said late Monday it was still analyzing the water for strontium-90, which would pose a greater danger than tritium to human health if absorbed via the food chain. The level of cesium did not show any significant change between the two sample dates, according to the embattled utility.

On June 19, Tepco revealed that a groundwater sample taken from a nearby monitoring well was contaminated with both tritium and strontium-90.

***During a news conference Monday in Tokyo, Masayuki Ono, a Tepco executive and spokesman, this time did not deny the possibility of leakage into the sea, while he said Tepco is still trying to determine the cause of the spike.

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