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Contemporist 2014-07-25 22:10:24
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Fran Silvestre Arquitectos have designed a house on a mountainside that is overlooked by a castle in Ayora, Spain.
The building is located in a landscape of unique beauty, the result of a natural and evident growth. The mountain, topped by a castle, is covered by a blanket housing through a system of aggregation by simple juxtaposition of pieces generated fragmented …
Christopher Hume 2014-07-25 22:04:50
Climate Progress 2014-07-25 20:21:55
Republican Alex Mooney, left, and Democrat Nick Casey.
CREDIT: AP Photos
There are two major-party candidates in the running for West Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District seat in the U.S. House, and both of them think the issue of climate change is best left for other countries to deal with, according to multiple news reports from a candidate forum Thursday.
At the forum, both …
Christopher Hume 2014-07-25 19:33:43
Climate Progress 2014-07-25 19:24:18
The White House announced today that federal agencies have cut their greenhouse gas emissions 17 percent since 2008 — roughly equivalent to permanently taking 1.8 million cars off the road.
The occasion for the announcement was the annual release of agency scorecards, documenting their progress in cutting GHG emissions, improving energy efficiency, and reducing pollution and waste. This is the …
Climate Progress 2014-07-25 19:12:24
Former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin has a must read piece in the Washington Post, “How ignoring climate change could sink the U.S. economy.” The centrist economic panjandrum main point: The notion that tackling climate change will harm the economy is the exact opposite of the truth.
In this regard he makes a similar point to one Climate Progress made last week …
Climate Progress 2014-07-25 18:43:54
Senior elephant handler Steve Koyle sprays down “Indu”, an Asian elephant at the Phoenix Zoo, Thursday, July 24, 2014 in Phoenix. With Phoenix-area daytime highs hovering around 110, zoo officials use a variety of frozen snacks and spring to keep the animals cool.
CREDIT: AP Photo/Matt York
Phoenix set a record high temperature of 115°F at 1:32p.m. on Thursday afternoon. Then, …
BLDG BLOG 2014-07-25 18:35:00
[Image: Inside NYC's old post office, Instagram by BLDGBLOG]. "Suppose we define an indoors number as the number of doorways that one must pass through to get from a given location to the outdoors. What location has the highest number?" What room in the world is the furthest indoors?
BLDG BLOG 2014-07-25 18:17:00
[Image: Photo by Heiko Prumers, courtesy of LiveScience]. Architectural remains that pre-date the Amazon rainforest have been found beneath the trees in Bolivia and Brazil. The forest actually grew up and around their ruins, we read, gradually consuming these structures altogether as the rainforest we see there today slowly spread over hundreds of years and conquered the landscape. "A series …
Christopher Hume 2014-07-25 18:01:39
Triple Pundit 2014-07-25 18:00:28
BLDG BLOG 2014-07-25 17:42:00
[Image: A replica of the Nazis' Atlantic Wall defenses in Scotland; photo via Stirling 2014]. The continent-spanning line of concrete bunkers built by the Nazis during WWII, known as the "Atlantic Wall," was partially recreated in the United Kingdom?in more than one location?to assist with military training. These simulated Nazi bunkers now survive as largely overlooked ruins amidst the fields, disquieting …
Climate Progress 2014-07-25 17:33:22
The dry bed of the Stevens Creek Reservoir is seen on Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Cupertino, Calif.
CREDIT: AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez
Since 2004 the Colorado River basin — which provides water for seven states — has lost enough water to fill Lake Mead twice.
That?s the word from a new study by researchers at NASA and the University of California, …
Christopher Hume 2014-07-25 17:29:54
WebUrbanist 2014-07-25 17:00:19
[ By Steph in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ]
The blank concrete facades of urban Tehran offer an irresistible canvas for playful large-scale murals that seem to bend reality in unexpected ways. A city of 12 million people that has been politically and economically isolated …
Christopher Hume 2014-07-25 16:34:51
Climate Progress 2014-07-25 16:09:11
“Smaller is baller,” “Min it to win it,” “Think shrink.”
Those are the puns Google is using to promote its new competition: $1 million to whomever can invent a working power inverter for solar and other forms of renewable energy that’s roughly as small as a laptop. The company has teamed up with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers …
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