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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

    Canadian Forest Deal at Risk — Nature, 2011.0330

    Alaska Clash over Resources and Rights Heats Up — New York Times, 2011.0330

    Less Than 50 Years of Oil Left, HSBC Warns — New York Times, 2011.0330

    Seven Companies Opt Out of Sustainable Forestry Initiative Label — Triple Pundit, 2011.0330

    Clean Energy Investment Is Up, but U.S. Lags — New York Times, 2011.0329

    Countering Radiation Fears with Just the Facts — New York Times, 2011.0329

    Japan Faces Up to Failure of Its Earthquake Preparations — Nature, 2011.0329

    Radioactivity Spreads in Japan — Nature, 2011.0329

    China Tops Global Clean Energy Table — BBC, 2011.0329

    Of Nuclear Power, Risk and Meteorites — New York Times, 2011.0328

    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

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

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

    Warm Modern Montrose House in Virginia — Jetson Green, 2011.0309

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

    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

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

    Practical Sustainability Takes on Greenwashing — Miami Herald, 2011.0307

    SFO: The Airport of the Future — Earth911, 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

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