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    WHAT'S UP WITH U.S. GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS?

    A person — or a public figure, member of the media, maybe even an international climate negotiator — could be confused.

    In August, 2012, the Associated Press reported:

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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

    A Kinetic Canopy for Filtering the Sun's Rays — Fast Company, 2012.1217

    Importance of Sustainable Infrastructure to Solve Cities' Problems. — Architect's Newspaper, 2012.1217

    Transparency in Building Green — Architect's Newspaper, 2012.1212

    Net Zero Schools in Kentucky — Forbes, 2012.1210

    Hydro Duplex Self-Sufficient Residential Structure Accommodates a Hydroponic Garden — EcoChunk, 2012.1210

    Cincinnati Plans to Bolster Green Building Incentives — Business Courier, 2012.1210

    Carnegie Scientists Unveil Initial Data on Amazon Drought — Nature (registration required), 2012.1208

    Deadlock in Doha: Is Qatar Going to Be the Place Where International Agreements Go to Die? — Climate Progress, 2012.1207

    GOP Energy Chair Received Last-Minute Big Oil Donations after Hinting Oil Subsidies Could End — Climate Progress, 2012.1207

    World Bank's New Climate Strategy: Keep Financing Coal, Just Don't Call It a Coal Plant — Climate Progress, 2012.1207

    Climate Change Driving Arctic into a 'New State' with Rapid Ice Loss and Record Permafrost Warming — Climate Progress, 2012.1206

    U.S. Energy Outlook: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly — Climate Progress, 2012.1206

    Solar Decathlon Design Graduates into Real World Affordable Home — Sustainable Business, 2012.1206

    What's Up with U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions? — ArchitectureWeek, 2012.1205

    Why Claims about Reductions of U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions Are Misleading — Climate Progress, 2012.1205

    Nested Thermal Design Would Save on Heating and Cooling Costs — Next Big Future, 2012.1204

    Venice on the Hudson? — Architect's Newspaper, 2012.1203

    The Ten Steps of Walkability — NRDC Switchboard, 2012.1203

    Time Limits on Green Star - Design Ratings — DesignBuild Source (Australia), 2012.1201

    Another GreenBuild Down — Green Building Advisor, 2012.1130

    EPA National Awards for Smart Growth Achievement — ArchitectureWeek, 2012.1130

    A Clickable Guide to the World's Energy Use — Nature (registration required), 2012.1130

    Grim Picture of Polar Ice-Sheet Loss — Nature (registration required), 2012.1129

    'Green' Building Steady — The Spectrum, 2012.1129

    Woodward Smith Submits 250-Home Passivhaus Plans — BD (registration required), 2012.1129

    Legacy of a Climate Treaty: After Kyoto — Nature (registration required), 2012.1128

    Study Finds Flame-Retardant Additives in Insulation Are Toxic — Scientific American, 2012.1128

    The Basics of Sustainable Building — Greener Ideal, 2012.1128

    Resilient Design: Why Buildings Should Be Designed for Change — Triple Pundit, 2012.1128

    Green Deal Cash Not Enough, Say Researchers — BD (registration required), 2012.1128

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