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Climate Progress 2014-03-07 18:33:33
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The Deepwater Horizon rig one day after it exploded April 21, 2010
BP CEO Robert Dudley had a busy year fighting the massive settlement he agreed to in 2012 that would pay for economic losses from the Deepwater Horizon disaster. His corporation may still be mired in lawsuits, but Dudley received a big pay raise last year that is worth …
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WebUrbanist 2014-03-07 18:00:51
[ By Steph in Art & Installation & Sound. ]
The childhood home of artist Ian Strange has literally landed right in front of the Art Gallery of South Australia as if it were picked up by a tornado and plunked there, Wizard of Oz style. The …
Plataforma Arquitectura (in Spanish) 2014-03-07 18:00:00
Con textos de Miquel Adrià, Manuel Cuadra, Justo Pastor Mellado, Juan Román, y obras diseñadas y construidas por los mismos estudiantes, el libro “Talca, Cuestión de Educación” contiene el modelo educativo construido por la Escuela de Arquitectura de Talca, que ha logrado convertirse en paradigma de la enseñanza de la arquitectura en Latinoamérica. Desde el valle central chileno, Talca gestiona y construye …
Christopher Hume 2014-03-07 17:53:25
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Climate Progress 2014-03-07 17:26:15
Climate change can worsen drought in multiple ways. Climate scientists and political scientists often confuse the public and the media by focusing on the narrow question, “Did climate change cause the drought” — that is, did it reduce precipitation?
In general, most climate scientists say that is the wrong question — severe drought is much more than just a reduction in …
Plataforma Arquitectura (in Spanish) 2014-03-07 17:00:00
© Roland Halbe
Ubicación: Barajas, Madrid, España
Arquitecto A Cargo: Benedetta Tagliabue
Equipo De Diseño: Alex Ruiz, Susana Oses, Cesar Trujillo, Marta Ruiz Nieto, Jordi Gorbe Neira, Valentina Antinucci, Laura Weiss, Jack O?Kelly, Cristián Ferrera,Vaiva Simoliunaite, Jesús Baranda, Carls Ernesto Lince, Carolina Carvalho, Ramón Gómez, Pedro Rodríguez Gómez Limón, Marco Coletti.
Área: 12568.0 sqm
Fotografías: Roland Halbe
Director De Proyecto: Elena Rocchi, …
Climate Progress 2014-03-07 16:57:00
CREDIT: AP Photo / Kim D. Johnson
A new study has just added to the case that fossil fuel pollution helps drive up cardiovascular disease.
Burning fuels like coal and gasoline doesn’t just give off carbon dioxide. It also releases a cocktail of other pollutants — especially sulfur dioxides and various types of nitrous oxides, all key ingredients in the smog that …
Climate Progress 2014-03-07 16:40:28
After a mysterious chemical contaminated the water supply of some 300,000 West Virginians in January, residents were left with more than just a bad taste in their mouths. They had unanswered questions. Why, they asked, was there so little information on the specific chemical that spilled? Why were storage tanks allowed to be so close to such an important drinking …
WorldCAD Access 2014-03-07 16:30:35
Dell this morning announced a new entry-level portable workstation, ie, high-power laptop. The starting price is $1200, but it will not ship until later in the Spring. Not a lot of specs at this point, but it looks like a...
Plataforma Arquitectura (in Spanish) 2014-03-07 16:00:00
Cortesía de FKL architects
Arquitectos: FKL architects
Ubicación: Shangan Avenue, Ballymun, Dublin, Irlanda
Área: 3746.0 m2
Fotografías: Cortesía de FKL architects
Planta Nivel de Suelo
Descripción de los arquitectos. El Sitio
El análisis del sitio sugiere la continuación de una organización lineal a lo largo del nuevo borde de la calle, ampliando la estrategia establecida por el plan maestro de Ballymun.
Cortesía de FKL architects
Next American City 2014-03-07 15:40:40
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A few weeks ago I compiled a spreadsheet of housing unit counts for various U.S. cities, plus Toronto and Vancouver, over the past few decades. Presented above is a chart of housing growth in these cities according to the 2000 and 2010 censuses. I chose the selection somewhat randomly, but tried to encompass most major North American cities …
Christopher Hume 2014-03-07 15:35:33
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Plataforma Arquitectura (in Spanish) 2014-03-07 15:00:00
© Iwan Baan
Ubicación: Cebu City, Filipinas
Área Proyecto: 8924.0 m2
Año Proyecto: 2013
Fotografías: Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
Descripción de los arquitectos. ¿Cómo debería ser un espacio sagrado hoy en día? ¿Cómo debería trabajar? ¿Existe algo así como una idea contemporánea de lo sagrado?
A pesar de un exceso de pistas tipológicas elegimos una anti-forma. No queríamos legibilidad. Tratamos de reforzar la …
Christopher Hume 2014-03-07 14:43:23
BlackBerry chief executive officer John Chen has held talks with the White House to ensure President Barack Obama and other staff members continue to use their BlackBerry devices.“As part of my meeting customers I have briefed the White House from an IT perspective,” Chen said in an interview yesterday. “It’s just customer outreach — and they were nice enough to share …
Climate Progress 2014-03-07 14:38:33
The route of Enbridge’s Line 9, which would connect to a tar sands pipeline in Alberta on one side, and to Montreal on the other. The Montreal connection eventually goes to the eastern coast of Canada.
CREDIT: National Energy Board
While all eyes in America were turned to President Obama’s looming decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, Canadian regulators on Thursday approved …
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