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Transformer, multifunctional furniture is truly a wonderful invention, especially when it aids the effort of trying to downsize or making the most out of living in small spaces. It’s also great when it comes to furnishing children’s bedroom’s since it adapts to their ever-changing needs as they grow. The so-called more >>
Sat, Jan 21, 2017
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The so-called RDP House, recently completed in Quito, Ecuador, is a great example of unique and interesting ways in which shipping containers can be used to build modern, sustainable homes. It was designed by architects Daniel Moreno Flores and Sebastian Calero. They used five recycled containers for this project and left more >>
Thu, Jan 19, 2017
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Gooseneck trailers are something of a favorite when building mobile tiny homes, since they have extra space above the truck bed, which comes in quite handy when designing a cozy and comfortable home. They’re also safer to tow, which makes them a better choice for anyone hauling their home from more >>
Wed, Jan 18, 2017

Ford is launching a multi-million pound project designed to help improve air quality in London, as the automaker accelerates its electrification plans with 13 new global electrified vehicles scheduled for introduction in the next five years. The project, supported by Transport for London, features a 12-month trial of 20 new Transit more
Mon, Jan 23, 2017
The U.S. National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) concluded a months-long investigation of a fatal crash in Florida last May, and said that the semi-autonomous Autopilot system had no safety defects at the time of the crash. NHTSA that 40-year-old Joshua Brown, the owner of a Tesla Model S, which drove more
Sun, Jan 22, 2017
GKN Driveline is helping to facilitate the introduction of emissions free parcel delivery in Germany through a partnership with StreetScooter, the electric vehicle company owned by Deutsche Post DHL Group. GKN Driveline is supplying its innovative electric drive technology to StreetScooter. GKN’s Family 2 eTransmission system transmits torque from the eMotor more
Sun, Jan 22, 2017
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) submitted a proposal to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for projects aimed at accelerating widespread electric vehicle adoption and combatting climate change. For the seven proposed projects, PG&E is requesting a total budget of approximately $253 million. The California legislature has recognized the role more
Sat, Jan 21, 2017

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This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In 1995, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Interior Department’s argument that the Endangered Species Act protects rare species’ habitat, not just the animals themselves. The court’s decision in Sweet Home vs. Babbitt more >>
Sun, Jan 22, 2017
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Shortly after Donald Trump was sworn in as president on Friday, the White House said that eliminating power plant climate rules, a clean water rule, and other environmental regulations would “greatly help American workers, increasing wages by more than $30 billion over the next seven years.” The statement, included on the more >>
Sat, Jan 21, 2017
Turns out, they spilled off a truck carrying them to a dairy farm. Which raises the question, what?! You see, farmers have been feeding candy to cows for decades, if not always Skittles. Discolored chocolate bars, misshapen gummy worms, and broken cookies all go into the feed mixer. Factory owners like it more >>
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Renewable energy is now the cheapest option, on average, for new electricity capacity around the world — developed countries like the US as well as developing countries. As I noted the other day, we need to keep channeling this message to the broader public, and especially decision-makers, but there are more >>
Sun, Jan 22, 2017
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One of the larger anti-Trump protest marches in non-US cities around the world took place in Sydney, Australia, on January 21. After assembling in beautiful Hyde Park, a group of several thousand marched downtown to fashionable Martin Place in the city's Central Business District Thoughts On Climate Change From Women’s March more >>
Sun, Jan 22, 2017


In 1979 president Jimmy Carter proposed an national energy policy and installed solar panels on the white house roof as a national symbol of the united states beginning to become energy efficient. [….more]


tsEnergy star was created in the early 1990’s as a joint venture between the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the department of Energy. (DOE), Energy star’s primary focus is on improving energy performance and reducing green house gas emissions. [….more]


leedLeed founded in 1993 stands for leadership in energy and environmental design. Leed is a voluntary program and is administered through United states green building council (USGBC). USGBC is an international nonprofit that offers various types of green rating systems. One rating specifically designed and targeted for green neighborhoods. [….more]


fhb192xs024-01_med National green building standard. NGBS approved and debuted in 2009 more than 15 years later than energy star or leed certification.The NGBS is a collaboration between the National association of home builders (NAHB) and International code council. (ICC) [….more]


Earthcraft-Logo1Earthcraft is a voluntary program launched in 1999 which is a regional program for climate conditionstailored for the southeast united states. Earth craft certification is used from Virginia to Georgia. [….more]


Water-Sense-Label-mdWater sense®. Is an EPA voluntary program started in 2006, designed to improve water efficiency through consumer educational labeling. With an ever expanding array of products and services displaying the water sense label. Third party verification  and certifying to be a minimum of 20% more water efficient than conventional products without sacrificing consumer performance. In the near future water will become a scarce valuable resource, prices will rise, availability will be restricted, water efficiency will be measured, documented and a numerical water efficiency number from 1 to 100 will be applied to residential and commercial real estate. Nations will control water accessibility to the public at large!


RESNET_HERS_Index_Logo2HERS score/index, home energy rating system (HERS) created in 1995 by third party non profit residential energy services network (resnet).  The HERS score  is nationally recognized by the federal government,environmental protection agency (EPA) and the mortgage industry. The Hers score is a numeric numeral that directly translates into the energy efficiency of the selected inspected home. The trained and certified ecorater inspects the home and benchmarks the home against a reference home. A computer model of a home that is the same shape and size. [….more]


netzerocertificationLaunched in late 2006 the Living building challenge substantially raises the green bar and offers a rigorous net zero building certification. Net zero green certification is rapidly becoming  the future of  green building. Net zero is located on the extreme end of green building scale. Net zero is defined as either a residential or commercial building structure which produces all the energy that is consumed on an annual basis within the certified building. There are currently three levels of net zero certification. Full certification, petal recognition, and net zero energy  building certification. [….more]


well_logoWell Building Standard®:(IWBI) The certified well standard, administered by Delos living, debuted in 2014. The well standard focuses on the indoor environment containments  to improve health and wellness for all occupants. People send 90% of their time indoors and are adversely effected by indoor pollutants such as: carbon monoxide, mold, radon, VOC’s, particulates, and a host of other pollutants. Proper ventilation and filtration is the key to cleansing the indoor air environment. The wellness standard contains seven concepts that effect human occupants. Mind, fitness, comfort, light, air, water and nourishment.

Samsung Finally Reveals Why the Note 7 Kept Exploding
The smartphone maker offered an explanation today regarding the Galaxy Note 7's combustion problems. The post Samsung Finally Reveals Why the Note 7 Kept Exploding appeared first on WIRED. more >>
Sun, Jan 22, 2017
John Arnold Made a Fortune at Enron. Now He’s Declared War on Bad Science
After making millions for Enron, launching his own hedge fund, and becoming a billionaire, John Arnold retired at 38. His next act? Fix terrible science. The post John Arnold Made a Fortune at Enron. Now He's Declared War on Bad Science appeared first on WIRED. more >>
Sun, Jan 22, 2017
How Did Life Begin? Dividing Droplets Could Hold the Answer
Researchers have discovered that simple "chemically active" droplets grow to the size of cells and spontaneously divide, suggesting they might have evolved into the first living cells. The post How Did Life Begin? Dividing Droplets Could Hold the Answer appeared first on WIRED. more >>
Sun, Jan 22, 2017

This week’s top climate politics and policy stories. Sign up to have our Friday briefing and Monday’s crib notes sent to your inbox The post Crib notes: Will Theresa May tackle Trump on climate? appeared first on Climate Home - climate change news. more >>
Sun, Jan 22, 2017
Incoming administration wastes no time in outlining its energy priorities: to support coal, oil and gas development and scrap climate rules The post Trump White House to ditch ‘harmful’ US climate plan appeared first on Climate Home - climate change news. more >>
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Children do it all the time, but they don't understand what they're doing. That's why adults need to step in. more >>
Fri, Jan 20, 2017
This intriguing film asks a question we should all be asking ourselves: "How might your life be better with less?" more >>
Fri, Jan 20, 2017
Thinking of planting a food forest? Here's how one guy got started. more >>
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

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By David Suzuki The David Suzuki Foundation For decades, scientists have warned that we’re on a dangerous path. It stems from our delusion that endless growth in population, consumption and the economy is possible and is the very purpose of society. But endless growth is not feasible in a finite biosphere. more >>
Fri, Jan 20, 2017
Map of the boreal forest.
Every winter, birders wonder: will this be one of those years? One of those years when snowy owls dot the windswept landscape and our woods are filled with saw-whet owls. Or one of those years when our feeders are inundated with northern seed-eating songbirds like purple finch, red-breasted nuthatch, evening grosbeak and more >>
Wed, Jan 18, 2017

At about noon on Friday January 20, immediately after Donald J. Trump took his oath and became President Trump, all references to climate change and renewable energy were removed from the whitehouse.gov URL: https://www.whitehouse.gov/energy/climate-change In its place is the official Whitehouse.gov website for the new administration. The energy link is more >>
Fri, Jan 20, 2017
This is the day we’ve been waiting for. Though not in the way we usually mean it. With Donald Trump now sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, it is the day most anyone with an interest in climate change and energy has been anticipating, preparing for, more >>
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

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The UK generated more electricity from wind than from coal in the full calendar year of 2016, Carbon Brief analysis shows. The milestone is a first for the UK and reflects a collapse in coal generation, which contributed just 9.2% of UK electricity last year, with 11.5% from wind. The more >>
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Declining uranium production will make it impossible to obtain a significant increase in electrical power from nuclear plants in the coming decades. more >>
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In the coming months, TransCanada will likely receive a green light to build the final leg of its Keystone pipeline network, which would carry Canadian tar sands to Gulf of Mexico refineries. President-elect Trump has said that, during his first 100 days in office, he will reverse President Obama’s decision more >>
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