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    THE SUSTAINABILITY OF NINA MARITZ

    Architects practicing in wealthy countries are becoming increasingly aware that our resources are finite and that if climate change goes unchecked, we could face a much warmer, harsher environment. Scientists present us with images of expanding deserts, sinking water tables, and material scarcity.

    For Namibian architect Nina Maritz, the challenges of working in a harsh environment with limited means are already an everyday reality. Her work presents a model for making compelling buildings despite "a poverty of resources."

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    HOUSE RECYCLING

    Depending on your generation, you may have been taught: "Waste not, want not." Thrift is certainly one incentive for deconstructing buildings for reuse. In addition, many of us are motivated by a desire to be environmentally sensitive, a fondness for antiques and other items from the past, a yearning to have more control over the quality of materials used in construction, or a recognition that many of the materials available for salvage are of higher quality than those produced today.

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    Australia Plans Giant Desalination Plant — The Globe and Mail, 2007.0619

    At 90, an Environmentalist from the ’70s Still Has Hope — New York Times, 2007.0619

    The Greening of New York's Roofs — Resident Publications, 2007.0619

    Sifting the Garbage for a Green Polymer — New York Times, 2007.0619

    SDG&E Awards DMV for Its ‘Green’ Office in San Ysidro — San Diego Business Journal, 2007.0618

    China Plants Trees to Hold Back Desertification — OC Register, 2007.0618

    Global Warming to Multiply the World's Refugee Burden — China Post, 2007.0618

    The Lighthouse: The UK’S First Zero-Emission Home — Inhabitat (blog), 2007.0618

    ASHRAE Releases 2007 Residential Energy Standard. — ThomasNet, 2007.0618

    State May Impose Tougher Green Homebuilding Rules — The World Link, 2007.0618

    Calling It 'Smart Growth' Doesn't Make It So — Hartford Courant, 2007.0617

    Tidal Turbines to Mine Marine Megawatts — Composites World, 2007.0617

    The Green Effect — Boston Globe, 2007.0617

    Eco-Friendly Homesellers Paying a Price — Portland Press Herald, 2007.0617

    'Green' Building — Washington Post, 2007.0617

    The Green Home of Their Dreams — New York Times, 2007.0617

    Why You'll Soon Be Avant-Gardening — Telegraph, 2007.0616

    Edge Design Build Green Homes Tour — Seattle Times, 2007.0616

    What Is an 'Ecological House'? — San Francisco Chronicle, 2007.0616

    Green, Clean, and Pretty Prefab — Philadelphia Inquirer, 2007.0615

    Design Fault Threatens Exemplar Eco-Town — BD, 2007.0615

    WMF 100 Most Endangered Includes Machu Picchu, New Orleans — AIArchitect, 2007.0615

    Eyesore Becoming Eco-Friendly Showplace — Chicago Tribune, 2007.0615

    Scientists Examine Cause of Bee Die-Off — San Luis Obispo Tribune, 2007.0615

    Green Gloss Code for Sustainable Homes — Voltimum, 2007.0614

    Where Do Solar Cells Fit on a Victorian Building? — icWales, 2007.0614

    How to 'Retro Green' Your Period Home — Telegraph, 2007.0614

    Congress Turns to Energy, and Lobbyists Arrive — New York Times, 2007.0612

    Right to Be Suspicious — Guardian Unlimited, 2007.0612

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