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    THE CORRUPTION OF WOOD

    Trees are fundamental to urban landscapes and natural ecosystems. Wood from trees is a fundamental material for architecture.

    The tension between wood in living trees, and wood in buildings and other products, is arguably at an all-time-high on planet Earth.

      (Published 2012.1024)

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    USGBC FOUNDER RICK FEDRIZZI

    Rick, what does sustainability mean to you personally?

    To me, the definition of "sustainable" is simple: It means living my life today in a way that ensures my children, their children, and their children will be able to live as well as I did.

      (Published 2012.1003)

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    Environment and Design Context Around the Web

    Architecture in LA Reaches Net Zero — DesignBuild Source (Australia), 2012.1115

    Green Housing Pro Bono — ArchitectureWeek, 2012.1114

    Mixed Reviews for US Clean Water Act — Nature, 2012.1114

    Food for Thought — Architect's Newspaper, 2012.1113

    Biomass May Hinder Climate Fight — BBC News, 2012.1112

    Pricing Carbon: Where We've Been, Where We Are and Where We May Be Going — Climate Progress, 2012.1112

    Four Ways We Can Drive More Distributed Generation Now — Climate Progress, 2012.1111

    Chrysler Building Joins Other Midtown Icons in Earning LEED-EB Gold — Green Buildings NYC, 2012.1108

    First Things First: An Efficient Abode — New York Times, 2012.1108

    Mahindra Focuses on Innovation for Sustainability — ConstructionWeek, 2012.1108

    Coal Stocks Plunge Post-Election — Climate Progress, 2012.1108

    Does the 2012 Election Represent a Realignment of Green Politics? — Climate Progress, 2012.1108

    Hoping for Change: A Post-Election Action Plan for Addressing Climate — Climate Progress, 2012.1108

    Environmental Groups Celebrate a Political Victory — Climate Progress, 2012.1108

    Melting in the Andes: Goodbye Glaciers — Nature (registration required), 2012.1107

    Former UN Official Says Climate Report Will Shock Nations into Action — Sydney Morning Herald, 2012.1107

    EllisDon's Six Projects Earn LEED Certification — AZo Build, 2012.1107

    Study: We're Headed to 11F Warming and Even 7F Requires 'Nearly Quadrupling the Current Rate of Decarbonisation' — Climate Progress, 2012.1107

    Researchers Quantify Greenhouse Gases from Melting Arctic Permafrost — Climate Progress, 2012.1107

    UK Faces Higher Risk of Flooding and Droughts as Water Crisis Looms — Click Green, 2012.1106

    One of the World's Oldest Tribes Halts Dam Construction — The Ecologist, 2012.1106

    Combatting Indoor Air Pollution from Downtown Cities — ENN, 2012.1106

    Costs of Shoring Up Coastal Communities — New York Times, 2012.1106

    Ground-Source Designs Arise as a Stormproof Resource — New York Times, 2012.1106

    LivingHomes Launches LEED Platinum-Aspiring CK Series — Mother Nature Network, 2012.1106

    The Insurance Industry Is Finally Waking Up and Smelling the Climate Chaos Coffee — Climate Progress, 2012.1106

    Hurricane Sandy Was a Deciding Factor for Millions of Voters in the Election — Climate Progress, 2012.1106

    How Cities Plan to Keep the Sea at Bay in an Age of Climate Change — International Herald Tribune, 2012.1105

    Temperatures May Rise 6c by 2100, Says Study — Independent Digital, 2012.1105

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