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    GREEN HOUSE IN GEORGIA

    In the American South, a region that tends to laud its heritage, modern can be a hard sell. A residential client often hears neighborhood fears that a new modern dwelling will look "chilly" and won't fit in.

    RainShine House by architect Robert M. Cain answers those concerns. Built near downtown Decatur, Georgia, part of metro Atlanta, the LEED Platinum-certified home is bright, welcoming, treads lightly on its site, and respects its neighbors.

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    FSC VERSUS SFI

    When the Forest Stewardship Council rolled out the world's first "green" wood certification label in 1993, the organization quickly rallied big-box retailers like Home Depot to the cause. The largest do-it-yourself home improvement chain in the United States became a founding member of the FSC and publicly announced that it would soon ensure all of its products came from certified sources.

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    POSTCARD FROM MAPLE GROVE

    Dear ArchitectureWeek,

    Inside and outside, this building comes across initially as nice, but seemingly a bit buttoned down, handsome yet perhaps a bit conventional in affect.

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    Past Quakes Cause Future Shocks — Nature, 2009.0930

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    Students Build the Solar Homes of the Future — Popular Mechanics, 2009.0928

    4 Degrees and Beyond: How Soon Is It Coming? — Climate Feedback (blog), 2009.0928

    Moving Towards Sustainable Urbanism — Sunday Observer (Sri Lanka), 2009.0927

    Stimulus Is Greenest in South Korea and China — New York Times, 2009.0925

    Behind the Furor over a Climate Change Skeptic — New York Times, 2009.0925

    G20 Leaders Must Provide More Money to Fight Climate Change: WWF — Thaindian News, 2009.0925

    A Recycled Masterpiece — EDC, 2009.0924

    Engineering Heads List of Fastest-Growing Green Jobs — NW Source, 2009.0924

    Impacts of Climate Change Coming Faster and Sooner — UNEP Press Release, 2009.0924

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    Perspectives: Green Schools for Every Child — EDC, 2009.0922

    'Millions at Risk' as Deltas Sink — BBC News, 2009.0921

    Bike Lanes as Wide as Car Lanes in Downtown Portland, Oregon — KGW, 2009.0917

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