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Christopher Hume 2014-08-29 21:23:44
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Contemporist 2014-08-29 20:41:39
Glen Irani Architects designed the second of their Hover House series in Venice, California.
?Hovering? a large volume above the landscape eliminates the typical discontinuity between the front and rear garden areas and situates a built outdoor environment in the midst of a measurably larger feeling garden space. The blanketing roof is shaped to conduct softly gradient, reflected clerestory light while …
Christopher Hume 2014-08-29 20:39:00
Climate Progress 2014-08-29 19:03:16
If it?s August, there?s a good chance you?ll spot Members of Congress outside, celebrating a new wildlife refuge they helped create, pushing for the expansion of a wilderness area in their district, exploring America?s newest national monument, or encouraging people to visit the national parks in their state.
But this summer, you won?t just find lawmakers who support land conservation …
Christopher Hume 2014-08-29 18:50:18
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Unbeige 2014-08-29 18:27:42
If you’re spending this Labor Day weekend in our nation’s capital, stop by the Smithsonian Castle, which, along with the surrounding gardens, is presently ensnared in a thicket—approximately six miles worth—of cherry red yarn. The yarn bombing, revealed today (after two weeks of work by some 120 volunteers) and up through Tuesday morning, is a crafty way to draw attention to …
Christopher Hume 2014-08-29 18:04:25
Triple Pundit 2014-08-29 18:00:02
Christopher Hume 2014-08-29 17:39:41
Lloyd's Blog 2014-08-29 17:10:00
Fabulous article on fishing boats sent this morning by Godfrey Stephens. Click here. Scroll down to "Two Very Different Surf Boats Near Quy Nhon" for this article, but the whole article is full of unique boat info.The home page: http://www.boatsandrice.com/index.html
WebUrbanist 2014-08-29 17:00:07
[ By Steph in Gadgets & Geekery & Technology. ]
Google sees Amazon’s Prime Air drone delivery service and raises it with the enhanced aesthetics of its own Project Wing, a series of autonomous aerial vehicles currently being tested. In development for the past two years and …
Christopher Hume 2014-08-29 16:59:00
Climate Progress 2014-08-29 16:51:29
Members of civil society movements walk out of the U.N. talks on global warming held at the National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.
CREDIT: AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski
The United Nations is looking for a young woman to, as BBC put it, be the ‘Malala’ of the climate change movement, serving as a voice that will energize this September’s …
Christopher Hume 2014-08-29 16:31:43
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Climate Progress 2014-08-29 15:19:01
The world’s collective capacity to generate renewable power grew at its fastest annual pace ever last year, the Guardian reported on Thursday. But underneath that finding, there’s also an uncertain future for green power and the world’s chances of containing global warming.
The numbers, drawn from a new analysis by the International Energy Agency (IEA) — a Paris-based agency that …
Next American City 2014-08-29 15:00:00
President Obama announced his My Brother’s Keeper initiative in early 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Recently, I spent a Saturday morning in a mentoring conversation affiliated with the Obama administration?s My Brother?s Keeper Initiative. Exactly how it was affiliated, I?m still not sure. So many charities, corporations, community-based organizations and city mayors have thrown their support behind the President (just this week, …
Christopher Hume 2014-08-29 14:56:49