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Trump Administration proposes to sell protected land in Arizona for fracking

by gregory.j.beach@gmail.com (Greg Beach) from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — May 24, 2018 01:05 AM
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The Trump Administration has annoucend a proposal to sell 4,200 acres of public, protected land in northern Arizona for oil and gas development. The area in question crosses the Little Colorado River and is located only three miles from Petrified Forest National Park. It also is close to habitat for the Little Colorado spinedace, a threatened species of fish. Oil and gas industrial activity could also threaten the groundwater in the Little Colorado River Basin, potentially affecting the drinking...

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500-mile-long shark highway could become a protected wildlife corridor

by lacygcooke@gmail.com (Lacy Cooke) from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — May 24, 2018 01:05 AM
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A 500-mile-long shark highway in the Pacific Ocean stretches between the Galapagos Islands and Cocos Island, and scientists recently videotaped sharks traveling this swimway for the very first time. The reason? While Cocos and the Galapagos possess protected areas for fish, the shark highway is not part of those, and scientists want to transform it into a protected wildlife corridor. Related:

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California man files lawsuit against Monsanto for allegedly hiding dangers of glyphosate

by gregory.j.beach@gmail.com (Greg Beach) from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — May 24, 2018 01:05 AM
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In a landmark filing, on June 18th, DeWayne Johnson will become the first person to sue Monsanto for its alleged cover-up of the cancer-causing dangers of its herbicide products. Johnson, a father of three and resident of California, is dying from cancer, which he believes was caused by his exposure to Monsanto-produced chemicals in his work as a groundskeeper. Though Monsanto has denied it, studies have demonstrated a link between glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto herbicides, and cancer....

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Trump administration wants to allow "extreme and cruel" hunting methods in Alaska

by lacygcooke@gmail.com (Lacy Cooke) from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — May 24, 2018 01:05 AM
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Donald Trump's administration is angling to amend hunting regulations for national preserves in Alaska. The Obama-era rules forbid methods the Sierra Club described as cruel and extreme — such shooting wolf pups and bear cubs in their dens. Related:

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Exxon aims to cut methane emissions 15% by 2020

by lacygcooke@gmail.com (Lacy Cooke) from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — May 24, 2018 01:05 AM
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Exxon isn't typically known for their climate action — if anything, the opposite is true. But the oil and gas giant recently announced measures to lower greenhouse gas emissions, including a 15 percent drop in methane emissions.

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An old 1930s home gets a modern makeover into a cozy beach cabin

by landscapevoice@gmail.com (Lucy Wang) from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — May 24, 2018 01:05 AM
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Seattle-based architecture firm Olson Kundig is no stranger to cabin design, having completed many beautiful retreats across the Pacific Northwest. So, when Alan Maskin, principal and owner of Olson Kundig, decided to a renovate and expand an original 1938 beach cabin on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, the results were nothing short of spectacular. In keeping with Maskin’s love for “the various uses of history,” the Agate Pass Cabin deftly combines the spirit of the 1930s with a modern refresh. Located...

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These gorgeous tiny art studios are surrounded by New England forest

by nicjewell@gmail.com (Nicole Jewell) from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — May 24, 2018 01:04 AM
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Translucent concrete walls dramatically light up Jordans Capital Bank

by landscapevoice@gmail.com (Lucy Wang) from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — May 24, 2018 01:04 AM
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Translucent concrete walls add drama and beauty to a recently completed Capital Bank in Amman, Jordan. Located on ritzy Cairo Street in Abdoun, the new Capital Bank VIP branch marks the first worldwide use of LUCEM Lichtbeton, a type of concrete with translucent properties. When backlit with LEDs or sunlight, the LUCEM translucent concrete panels create a stunning display of light and shadow for an elegant effect befitting the bank’s “boutique” character. Architect Saja Nahashibi,...

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Chinas first Slow Food Village will promote local foods and traditions

by landscapevoice@gmail.com (Lucy Wang) from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — May 24, 2018 01:04 AM
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Rural-urban migration in China is at an all-time high, with experts estimating an influx of 243 million migrants to Chinese cities by 2025. In a bid to combat this wave of migration and raise living standards for farmers, Stefano Boeri Architetti has designed Slow Food Freespace, China’s first Slow Village that follows the philosophy of the Slow Food Movement. The Slow Village pilot project will be presented this week at the 16th Venice Biennial. Founded in Italy in 1986, the Slow...

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Rethinking How You Take Your Vacations Could Help You Feel Young Forever

by Shifrah Combiths from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — May 23, 2018 01:07 AM
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Growing up, my family went to a beloved, small lake town in the mountains every summer. Driving through the curves of brown hills dotted with wine country trees; spending time at Mountain Mike's, the pizza place where I watched what teenagers were like with the thirsty eyes of a growing child; water dripping on our sandy legs as we walked onto the dock before spreading out on our stomachs bathed in golden-hour sun and swooping green nylon nets through the water to catch the blue gills that always darted just out of reach—these are couched in my memory like souvenirs so real I can caress them. READ MORE »

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