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    Arctic regions saw some of the greatest recorded surface-temperature anomalies in 2010.
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    Graph of arctic sea ice volume, measured from 1980 to 2010.
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    Measured global carbon-dioxide levels, in parts per million, from 2006 through 2010.
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    A flooded New Orleans neighborhood after Hurricane Katrina.
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    The Aldo Leopold Legacy Center in Baraboo, Wisconsin, was the highest LEED-points-scoring building to date at the time of its LEED Platinum certification in 2007.
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    PassivHaus-certified buildings, such as the Grundschule Riedberg in Frankfurt, Germany, require significantly less energy for heating and cooling than conventional building stock.
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    The Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity Passive House in Charlotte, Vermont, combines classic New England style with game-changing energy efficiency.
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    Kroon Hall, the home of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, is LEED Platinum-certified.
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