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New from La Trésorerie: Biergarten Tables in Black and White

We’ve long been fond of the traditional German biergarten table for outdoor entertaining—our first story on the topic was a full decade ago. Back …

Two Weeks in Japan: A Detailed Itinerary

During our two weeks in Japan we experienced as much as possible of what the country has to offer. From the neon lights of Tokyo to the wooden …

Japan

The Instant Kitchen Kit: 20 Remodelista Favorites on Amazon Prime

I’m the first to admit that not all Amazon innovations are a good thing (my name is “Alexa” after all), but when you need Iittala glasses in a …

Alaska Faces Up to $5.5 Billion in Climate Damage by 2100

Climate change will cause billions of dollars in damage to roads, buildings, airports, railroads and pipeline infrastructure in Alaska, particularly …

Climate Change

Steal This Look: A Scandi-Style Kitchen in a Canadian Cabin

One of our all-time-favorite projects is the Lake Huron cabin of Juli and John Baker, the owners of Toronto housewares shop Mjölk. The kitchen, …

Oil & Gas Industry

Alaska’s Permafrost Is Thawing

The loss of frozen ground in Arctic regions is a striking result of climate change. And it is also a cause of more warming to come.

Permafrost
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<i>Press Release No. 17-158</i><p>JUNEAU — Recognizing that Alaska is the United States’ ground zero for the impacts of climate change, Governor Bill Walker …

Climate change preview? Pacific Ocean ‘blob’ appears to take toll on Alaska cod

Gulf of Alaska cod populations appear to have nose-dived, a collapse fishery scientists believe is linked to warm water temperatures known as “the …

Global Warming
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Beach Cottage Maui

MAUI<p>There is a traditional Hawaiian saying, “Maui No Ka Oi” meaning,<br>Maui is the best, and within this beautiful island,<br>the North Shore is the best of …

Remodeling 101: Shou Sugi Ban Charred Wood

Repeat after us: <i>shou sugi ban.</i> Devised as a way to make wood less susceptible to fire and to keep away insects and rot, this longstanding Japanese …

In California Wine Country, A Family Campground (Plus Lap Pool)

A former boss of San Francisco architect Malcolm Davis once described houses as “a few rooms in case of rain,” emphasizing the connection of any …

From the south, keen interest in the Arctic and the Arctic Council

Hot, humid India may lie well south of the Arctic Circle, but it has plenty of connections to the Arctic, its leaders say.<p>The earth's high latitudes …

Arctic Council continues to defy pessimism

On May 11th, the Arctic states and Indigenous Permanent Participants met in Fairbanks for the tenth Arctic Council Ministerial. Ministerial meetings …

Rex Tillerson

Council right to address fuel risks

<b>News-Miner Community Perspective:</b><p>As a former Fairbanks Borough Assembly member, I am very excited that this week, my hometown is host to foreign …

Concern About Climate Change Drives Arctic Council Meeting

The Arctic Council delivered a strong declaration about the impacts of climate change during a ministerial meeting last week in Fairbanks, Alaska. …

Global Warming

Establishment of Álgu Fund marks new beginning in Arctic Council, indigenous peoples say

The financial instrument is to help indigenous groups raise resources for involvement in decision-making and participation in the Arctic Council.<p>The …

Global Warming

A Vintage Hawaiian Cottage Restored (with its Own Instagram Account)

When Brooklyn-based architect Roberto Sosa sent us photos of his renovated farmhouse in upstate New York a few months back, we were enamored. …

New York State

DIY: A Leather-Detailed Wooden Doorstop

There’s no need to get fancy when it comes to propping open a door, but a wedge of wood is so much nicer than a mood-killing piece of plastic or …

Woodworking

A NPR Music Editor's Guide to D.C.

<i>If you haven't been to Washington D.C. in recent years—or ever!—it's time to book a trip. We partnered with washington.org to share NPR music writer and producer Lars Gotrich's favorite haunts in the city, by neighborhood, from food and music to culture and markets.</i><p>Tables and chairs are stacked …

Kitchen of the Week: A Designer’s Own Ikea Hack Kitchen in Provence, Before and After

Ilaria Fatone is an interior stylist and blogger who grew up in Milan, lives in Provence, and has a fondness for the sun-suffused Scandinavian look. …

Remodeling 101: Steel Factory-Style Windows and Doors

Steel frame windows and doors: The aesthetic harkens back to the greenhouses, factories, and warehouses of the 19th century. And their elegant, …

Frank Lloyd Wright

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“DUE to the global warming, please keep the Snowhotel door closed” reads a sign at the entrance to what appears to be a giant white mound near …

Sea Ice Retreat Could Lead to Rapid Overfishing in the Arctic

A consortium of countries are meeting in Iceland, where they hope to strike a deal that protects the newly accessible ecosystem.<p>The Arctic Ocean has long been the least accessible of the world’s major oceans. But as climate change warms the Arctic twice as fast as anywhere else, the thick sea ice …

Global Warming
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The Classic Soup Combination You'll Riff on 100 Times This Winter

Beans and Greens are a cornerstone of the Mediterranean diet and <b>a classic combination that can be made a thousand ways depending on what’s on hand</b>. No matter if it’s chickpeas and cabbage, white beans and Tuscan kale, or lentils and broccoli rabe, you’ll have a comforting, nutritious, and filling …