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    DOCKSIDE GREEN: PHASE TWO

    The second phase of the Dockside Green project in Victoria, British Columbia, recently received a high-scoring LEED Platinum certification from the Canada Green Building Council. Known as Balance, this part of the development comprises 171 residential units in two adjacent towers. It earned a LEED score of 63 points out of a possible 70, matching the score of Dockside Green's first phase, Synergy (featured in ArchitectureWeek No. 401).

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    CLIMATE LETTER TO CONGRESS

    We think this public letter, signed by 18 prominent climate scientists, coordinated by the Project on Climate Science, gives a succinct and accurate view of the current situation, addressed to our national legislators.

    Meanwhile, the "Better Buildings Initiative" announced by the White House on February 3, 2011, is an important climate- and architecture-related package moving forward administratively, even as Congress fiddles. —Editors

    To the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate:

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    More Environment

    Pace of Polar Ice Melt 'Accelerating Rapidly' — CNN, 2011.0323

    Higher Oil Prices Hamper Fuel-Dependent Businesses — New York Times, 2011.0322

    Questions Loom over US Nuclear Safety — Nature, 2011.0322

    Radiation Risks Unknown — Nature, 2011.0322

    Lessons from Chernobyl for Japan — New York Times, 2011.0319

    Stylish Wreckage: The Ebb and Flow of the Salvage Business — Philadelphia Inquirer, 2011.0318

    Polar Ice Loss Is Accelerating, Scientists Say — New York Times, 2011.0311

    Ethanol Plant Is Switching to Butanol — New York Times, 2011.0310

    Study Says Navy Must Adapt to Climate Change — New York Times, 2011.0310

    Natural Causes Drove Russian Heat Wave, Study Finds — New York Times, 2011.0309

    Warm Modern Montrose House in Virginia — Jetson Green, 2011.0309

    Australian Living Completes the Eco-Challenge House — Architecture & Design (Australia), 2011.0308

    Green Property: How to Live without Heating Bills — Telegraph, 2011.0308

    For Saving Energy, Like Real Estate, the Three Most Important Things Are Location, Location and Location — TreeHugger, 2011.0308

    SFO: The Airport of the Future — Earth911, 2011.0307

    Practical Sustainability Takes on Greenwashing — Miami Herald, 2011.0307

    EPA: Smart Growth Developments Enjoy Stronger Resale Appreciation — Triple Pundit (blog), 2011.0303

    Passivehaus to Our Haus? — Metropolis P/O/V (blog), 2011.0303

    China's Coal Policy Is Breathtakingly Self-Destructive — Climate Progress, 2011.0302

    SEC Climate Change Disclosure Improves but Still Weak — ClimateBiz, 2011.0302

    Dockside Green: Phase Two — ArchitectureWeek, 2011.0302

    A Home for Captured Carbon Dioxide — New York Times, 2011.0301

    1930s Fish Market Recycled into New Design Center in Buenos Aires — TreeHugger (Blog), 2011.0301

    U.N. Unveils Tool for Tracking Progress of Climate Talks — New York Times, 2011.0228

    Climate Change Takes Toll on the Lodgepole Pine — New York Times, 2011.0228

    Top Ten Highlights of Cleantech in Mexico — Clean Techies, 2011.0228

    China Issues Warning on Climate and Growth — New York Times, 2011.0228

    Not a Carbon Copy of the U.S. — Los Angeles Times, 2011.0228

    Topping Off Green Schools — EDC, 2011.0226

    Engineering Net-Zero Buildings — EDC, 2011.0226

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