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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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    Builders Embrace Recycled Construction Products — Arizona Republic, 2007.0711

    On the Road to 2030 — Canadian Architect, 2007.0711

    China's Premier Urges Action in Energy-Saving Drive — Reuters, 2007.0711

    How Big Is Your Carbon Footprint? — Builder Online, 2007.0710

    Green Belt Fight Looms over Homes — Guardian Unlimited, 2007.0710

    'No Sun Link' to Climate Change — BBC News, 2007.0710

    Florida Raises Ill-Fated Artificial Reefs — Scotsman Online, 2007.0709

    Green Building Elements: Decking — GreenOptions (blog), 2007.0709

    A Passion for Green — Metropolis, 2007.0709

    Carabanchel 16 Public Housing — Inhabitat (blog), 2007.0709

    Atomic Reactor Plans Win Approval — Telegraph, 2007.0709

    Straw Bales Help Insulate Home — The Pilot, 2007.0708

    Going Green to Get the Gold — Toronto Star, 2007.0707

    How to Build an "Eco - Home" — Health News Digest, 2007.0707

    How Green Is My Carpet? — Sydney Morning Herald, 2007.0706

    Builder's 'Green' Home an Example — Chicago Tribune, 2007.0706

    Are South Africa's Professionals Embracing Green Building Practices? — Engineering News, 2007.0706

    'Green' Building Techniques from U.S. Get Test in China — Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 2007.0706

    The Twisted Logic of Eco-Sprawl — CounterPunch, 2007.0705

    Green Building Can Also Mean Green Demolition — Sustainable Life, 2007.0705

    UN Official Says Cuba Has Solved Its Energy Crisis without Sacrificing Its Environment — International Herald Tribune, 2007.0704

    Sustainable Science — AIArchitect, 2007.0629

    Eco-Friendly Building Grows in Popularity — Ventura County Star, 2007.0628

    Retreat House Honored for Eco-Design — Clark Times-Courier, 2007.0627

    Code Could Hinder 'Monster Homes' — Salt Lake Tribune, 2007.0627

    India's Emissions May Be Higher Due to Dams — Reuters, 2007.0627

    Dust in West Speeding Up Snow Melting — New York Times, 2007.0626

    Floating Wind Turbine May Be in Sea by 2009 — Stuff, 2007.0626

    Research Returns to Biosphere Dome — Nature, 2007.0626

    Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center Receives LEED Gold Certification — Dexigner, 2007.0626

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