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    2013 - YEAR OF CLIMATE DECISION

    Either by action, or by inaction, it's most likely that the climate decision will be made this year.

    The decision, simply put, is whether to step aside from business-as-usual, and fully mobilize, or to generally continue business as usual, and condem humanity to a thousand years of torture.

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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:

      (Published 2012.1205)

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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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    Environment and Design Context Around the Web

    Le Corbusier's Ecology — ArtInfo, 2013.0114

    Portland's Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building — Architect's Newspaper, 2013.0111

    2013 - Year of Climate Decision — ArchitectureWeek, 2013.0109

    Tough Talk over Mercury Treaty — Nature (registration required), 2013.0109

    Not-so-Freeway — Architect's Newspaper, 2013.0107

    Oil Sands Leave Toxic Traces — Nature (registration required), 2013.0107

    Climate Change & the Built Environment — Architect's Newspaper, 2013.0104

    Will Biomimicry Offer a Way Forward, Post-Sandy? — New York Times, 2013.0104

    Chicago Food Oasis — Architect's Newspaper, 2013.0103

    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

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