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    CLIMATE ACTION NOW

    Last week in Tackling Climate Change we took a reality check on the level of challenge embodied in established targets for reducing emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide.

    This week, we're announcing a new call to action for architecture firms across the United States and around the world.

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    TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE

    Just about a year ago, Al Gore rocked the national AIA Convention in San Antonio with a climactic final keynote address, and received a prolonged standing ovation from thousands of architects who had lined up for hours to get in.

    Gore expressed the compelling case on global climate change, anchoring the powerful presentation with this silver spur to action for design professionals:

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    ALDO LEOPOLD LEGACY CENTER

    "That land is a community is the basic concept of ecology, but that land is to be loved and respected is an extension of ethics." — Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac, 1949

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    More Environment

    Antarctic Ice Threatened by Ozone-Hole Recovery — Nature, 2008.0429

    Harlem’S First Affordable Green Housing — Inhabitat (blog), 2008.0429

    Urban Planning Needs Green Rethink — BBC News, 2008.0429

    Congress Delaying Energy, Housing Aids, Bush Says — NPR, 2008.0429

    For Houston Builders, Going 'Green' Won't Be Optional — Houston Chronicle, 2008.0428

    Russia Says Has No Plans to Cap Carbon Emissions — Guardian Unlimited, 2008.0428

    Los Angeles Passes Ambitious Green Building Law — Habitat (blog), 2008.0428

    Housing Expert Sees Green Building as Growth Area — Washington Post, 2008.0425

    Plan to Reverse Global Warming Could Backfire — Reuters, 2008.0424

    Method Homes Debuts Modern, Green Prefab Design — Jetson Green, 2008.0424

    UK's Iconic 1930s Semi-Detached House Goes Green — Science Daily, 2008.0424

    UK Butterflies 'Need Good Summer' — BBC News, 2008.0424

    Hints of Methane's Renewed Rise — BBC News, 2008.0424

    Sediment Cores Reveal Antarctica's Warmer Past — Nature, 2008.0423

    Beetle Tree Kill Releases More Carbon Than Fires — Nature, 2008.0423

    Europe Turns Back to Coal, Raising Climate Fears — New York Times, 2008.0423

    Giant British Wind Farm Plans Blown Away — Associated Foreign Press, 2008.0422

    Report Confirms Ozone Pollution Can Kill — Reuters, 2008.0422

    GOING, GOING, GONE? New Satellite Images Reveal a Shrinking Amazon Rainforest — WorldWatch Institute, 2008.0422

    AIA/COTE Announces 2008 Top Ten Green Projects — BuildingGreen, 2008.0422

    Elements of Building: Energy — Green Building Elements, 2008.0422

    "Haute Off the Press" — Seattle Post Intelligencer, 2008.0422

    The American Institute of Architects Announces the 2008 COTE Top Ten Green Projects — AIA, 2008.0422

    Spurred by Rising Seas, Dubai's Floating Ambition — NPR, 2008.0422

    Greenprint for the Homes of the Future — Globe and Mail, 2008.0422

    Earth Day: Marks 38th Anniversary — iBerkshire, 2008.0422

    LA Vs. SF: The Eco Wars — LAist (blog), 2008.0422

    Color Your New House Green — Motley Fool, 2008.0422

    Building Green Has Its Benefits — Ottawa Citizen, 2008.0422

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