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    POSTCARD FROM A TIPPING PLANET

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    DESERT MUSEUMS IN PLATINUM

    Another building type shattered the dual-glazed, low-e glass ceiling in April 2008 when the U.S. Green Building Council first awarded LEED Platinum certification to a museum complex.

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    More Environment

    Affordable and Still Green: Sandbag Houses by MMA Architects — Inhabitat (blog), 2008.1010

    New York Home Earns LEED Certification — The Building Studio Press Release, 2008.1009

    Has Arctic Summer Sea Ice Tipped? — Nature, 2008.1009

    Pocket IPCC — Nature, 2008.1009

    Flight of the Penguins: Rescuers Return Wayward Birds Home — CNN, 2008.1008

    Vapour Spies to Reveal Climate Clues — Nature, 2008.1008

    Federal Judge Puts Albuquerque's Green Building Code on Hold — Greener Buildings, 2008.1007

    HVAC Research Leads to Revisions in California Title 24 — Facilities Net, 2008.1007

    Geothermal Energy Development Gathers Steam — Forbes, 2008.1007

    Britain Exceeds Biofuels Target - Govt Agency — Yahoo Finance, 2008.1007

    A Gift from the '70s: Energy Lessons — New York Times, 2008.1007

    A New Flexibility with Thin Solar Cells — New York Times, 2008.1007

    European Legislators Back Emissions Rules — New York Times, 2008.1007

    Turning Roofs into Roads — Reed Construction Data, 2008.1006

    Seas Turn to Acid as They Soak Up CO2 — Guardian Unlimited, 2008.1005

    Catching Some Rays in Greater Numbers — New York Times, 2008.1005

    Playa: A LEED Platinum Home in a McMansion Neighborhood — Green Building Elements, 2008.1005

    Rethinking Home Design for Sustainability — National Post, 2008.1004

    Results from National Survey on Sustainable Practices at Home, Yard — ASLA Press Release, 2008.1004

    New Jersey Grants Rights to Build a Wind Farm about 20 Miles Offshore — New York Times, 2008.1004

    Contractors Rush to Become LEED Experts — Atlanta Business Chronicle, 2008.1003

    First US Cap-and-Trade Greenhouse Gas Auction — Science Friday, 2008.1003

    Nuclear Energy: Falling Out of Favour? — Nature, 2008.1003

    Six EU States Ready to Block Climate Plan: Poland — Reuters, 2008.1003

    Biden, Palin, CO2 Caps, "Clean Coal" — New York Times, 2008.1003

    Eco-Friendly Cars Take Back Seat to Survival of Automakers — Bloomberg, 2008.1003

    Toyota Cuts Temporary Jobs in Japan as Sales Decline in U.S. — Bloomberg, 2008.1003

    Lucasfilm’S Letterman Digital Arts Center Achieves LEED Gold — AIArchitect, 2008.1003

    Prizewinning Affordable Housing — Green Building Elements, 2008.1002

    "Green Roofs" Flourish in Eco-Conscious Cities — Seattle Times, 2008.1001

    Regulations Demanding Actual Data Are Leapfrogging LEED — Building Green, 2008.1001

    Introducing the Green Hospital Room — The Globe and Mail, 2008.0930

    Solar Panels Installed on Vatican Roof — Houston Chronicle, 2008.0929

    Princeton's Newest Building a Study in Light — News at Princeton, 2008.0929

    Postcard from a Tipping Planet — ArchitectureWeek, 2008.0924

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