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Climate Progress 2014-12-19 19:46:24
CREDIT: AP Photo/John Minchillo, File The Sierra Club has had its share of environmental successes over the years. It prevented the damming of the Grand Canyon in the 1960s. It ran successful efforts to expand Sequoia National Park in 1926 and create the Redwoods National Park in 1968. And it has helped persuade multiple college campuses to divest from fossil fuels …


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Climate Progress 2014-12-18 18:32:48
Enbridge, Inc. an energy delivery company based in Alberta, Canada, experienced an oil spill from one of its pipelines on Wednesday. CREDIT: Shutterstock Canadian energy delivery company Enbridge Inc. has temporarily shut down and isolated one of its crude oil pipelines that connects to the United States after a 1,350-barrel, or 56,700-gallon oil spill, the company reported Wednesday evening. While the company said …


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Next American City 2014-12-22 18:46:00
New York City Councilwoman Rosie Mendez speaks at the presentation of NYCHA’s annual plan. (Credit: New York City Housing Authority) In early December, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) announced that it had sold a 50 percent stake in eight of its developments to L+M Development Partners and BFC Partners. NYCHA will receive $150 million for the initial buy-in, an …


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Climate Progress 2014-12-22 19:58:21
Cold weather is necessary to continue annual NHL events like the Winter Classic, the league highlighted in an environmental report released earlier this year. CREDIT: AP The National Hockey League is going carbon neutral. On Thursday, the professional ice hockey league said it would buy enough renewable energy credits to completely offset its carbon footprint during the 2014-2015 season — an estimated …


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Climate Progress 2014-12-18 18:32:48
Enbridge, Inc. an energy delivery company based in Alberta, Canada, experienced an oil spill from one of its pipelines on Wednesday. CREDIT: Shutterstock Canadian energy delivery company Enbridge Inc. has temporarily shut down and isolated one of its crude oil pipelines that connects to the United States after a 1,350-barrel, or 56,700-gallon oil spill, the company reported Wednesday evening. While the company said …


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WebUrbanist 2014-12-18 18:00:27
[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ] Some say art is as much about process as product – these time-lapse animations show just how true that can be, illustrating the evolution of green-themed graffiti as it creeps, crawls and overtakes the walls on …


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Climate Progress 2014-12-19 14:33:12
CREDIT: Shutterstock A spokesperson for eBay Inc. has confirmed to Reuters that it will end its association with the conservative political group American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC. The confirmation comes two months after a coalition of more than 80 organizations asked eBay to leave ALEC, citing the conservative group’s “extreme agenda” that includes “denying the science of climate change, defunding public …


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Climate Progress 2014-12-19 20:30:18
In this Feb. 5, 2014 photo, Jenny Edwards, program manager for Rockingham County with the Dan River Basin Association, scoops coal ash from the banks of the Dan River. CREDIT: AP Photo/Gerry Broome The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday issued its first-ever regulations on coal ash, a toxic byproduct of burning coal for power. But to environmentalists’ chagrin, the agency declined …


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Climate Progress 2014-12-21 16:41:31
CREDIT: shutterstock With diplomatic relations warming between the U.S. and Cuba, oil and gas companies may train their sights on what’s off Cuba’s coast — large oil reserves. Right now Cuba produces just over 50,000 barrels per day of oil and relies on Venezuela for around another 100,000 bpd. However with Venezuela’s economy reeling from the staggering drop in oil prices …


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Contemporist 2014-12-22 11:52:56
Architect Johan Sundberg has shared with us, a villa designed for a large family in southern Sweden. Description from the architect: Designed for a family of five, Villa J is a generously sized residence located near Kämpinge, a former fishing village east of the town of Höllviken in southernmost Sweden. While the house itself is close to the water, the corner site is …


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Climate Progress 2014-12-22 17:07:11
CREDIT: shutterstock Earlier this month, PNM, New Mexico’s largest electricity provider, proposed a distributed solar generation fee that could cost new solar installers $30 a month to connect to the grid. PNM considers the fee to be part of a greater “fairness issue” in which customers with rooftop solar systems aren’t paying their share of the fixed costs needed to maintain …


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Climate Progress 2014-12-22 17:00:10
John Coleman, a co-founder of The Weather Channel, tells Fox News’ Megyn Kelly that global warming is a hoax. CREDIT: Fox News Screenshot This year was a big one for environment and climate news. America moved to limit greenhouse gas emissions from coal plants for the first time. China entered into a historic climate deal with the U.S., and 100 governments signed …


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Climate Progress 2014-12-22 19:39:41
CREDIT: shutterstock Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has made no secret of his disdain for taking action against climate change. Before buckling to international pressure earlier this month and contributing to the Green Climate Fund, a global mechanism to fund clean energy development, he’d done nothing but rollback regulations and diminish incentives. On Monday he said his main anti-climate success this …


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WebUrbanist 2014-12-23 02:00:25
[ By Steph in Art & Installation & Sound. ] When a parking garage is considered a landmark in itself and used as the setting for fashion shows, music videos and orchestral performances, perhaps it’s no surprise that people are happy to hang out there for hours …


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Next American City 2014-12-23 17:23:00
Hopeworks ‘N Camden headquarters (Photo by Alexis Stephens) State Street between Fifth and Sixth streets in Camden, New Jersey is lined with faith-based service organizations operating out of handsome, but well-worn Victorian homes. Related Stories Breaking Down the Door to Silicon ValleyOp-Ed: Smoothing Out Pittsburgh’s Remodel from Black to GreenOp-Ed: The Skilled Tradeswomen Making Green Energy PossibleU.S. Manufacturing Up; Reasons for Outsourcing Down A …


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WebUrbanist 2014-12-19 18:00:39
[ By Steph in Architecture & Public & Institutional. ] A faceted glass structure clings to the ruins of a stone church in Santpedor, Spain, filling in a gaping hole that was created with the demolition of an adjacent convent. Built modestly by priests between 1721 and …


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Next American City 2014-12-19 18:42:00
Onlookers peek at the demolition of Detroit’s Tiger Stadium in 2008. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) Don?t call the Corner ?vacant.? The intersection of Michigan and Trumbull in Detroit?s Corktown is anything but empty. Related Stories Forefront Excerpt: Red Wings Stadium Upset!Detroit Artist: Actually, Detroit Isn’t So CheapTwo Cautionary Tales on Housing AccessDeveloper Has Plans for Detroit’s Long-Vacant Packard Plant Here, you?ll find 10 acres of …


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Triple Pundit 2014-12-20 10:00:56


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