Dian Rosslee

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What You Didn't Know About the Act of Reading Books

Finding time to read has never been an issue for me. I read different books at different levels — you don’t put the same effort into Harry Potter as …

'Smart drug' taken by one in four students really does boost performance

Scientists say it is time to have an ethical debate about whether Modafinil should be 'condoned or condemned.'<p>A ‘smart drug’ taken by one in four students at Oxford University really does boost brain power and colleges need to consider whether it should be banned, scientists have said.<p>Modafinil is …

Oxford University

The cannabis experiment

As marijuana use becomes more acceptable, researchers are scrambling to answer key questions about the drug.<p>In 2013, Beau Kilmer took on a pretty …

Using nature's genius in architecture

How can architects build a new world of sustainable beauty? By learning from nature. Michael Pawlyn describes three habits of nature that could …

Tshedimosetso in South Africa is the first ever green building to incorporate solar facades in Africa

Tshedimosetso green building in South Africa boasts the continent’s first ever building to be integrated with solar façade. The building is also used …

Panelized wall construction reframes green home building science

Oct. 3, 2014<p>The Proud Green Home of St. Louis utilized panelized wall construction as part of the building science that will result in a high …

The UN wants sustainable urban development, but what does that look like?

From the shortlist of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) the United Nations is considering, one goal calls for "inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable" cities and human settlements. The inclusion of <b>an urban-focused goal</b> highlights a growing consensus that cities must think deliberately about …

Going "Green" by Using Recycled Construction Materials - Leon Williams

These days, “green” building is all the rage, and more commercial developers are interested in building offices and other spaces that are energy …

Designing for sustainability: what are the challenges behind green materials?

Learning to surf in California's frigid breakers, Todd Copeland, a design guru at the Patagonia clothing company, concluded that wet suits weren't cutting it. Sure, a traditional Neoprene suit could keep him warm, but the suit's material could be synthesised only from non-renewable, …

Sustainability

Ibuku Constructs Three Bamboo Homes in Bali's Gorgeous Green Village

Designed by Ibuku, Bali's Green Village is a community of gorgeous homes built entirely from bamboo. Construction on the village began in 2010, and …

Design

Dallas Among First U.S. Cities to Mandate Green Building Standards

Dallas has become one of the first cities in the United States to implement mandatory green building standards. As of October 1, 2013, all …

Green Buildings

Articles about how green construction significantly cutting emissions on Dwell.com - Dwell

Edward Mazria of Architecture 2030 talks to Dwell about the success (and upcoming explosion) of green construction.<p>Would you like to benefit from the best construction or construction firm equipment sales through online? Then you require...<p>Gardening is a great way to spend your time.<p>Asked to design …

His Camera Takes Us To The World 'We Must Preserve'

<i>They're silvery and stunning — and their beauty bears a message.</i><p>"Genesis" <i>is a new exhibit of more than 200 black-and-white images from the noted Brazilian photographer</i> Sebastiao Salgado. <i>He wants to show us what the world and its peoples look like now, how climate change has already had an impact —</i> …

Developing clean energy and protecting wild places : Compass

What does a plan to protect the often undervalued and misunderstood California desert and its wildlife have to do with moving the U.S. to a clean …

Locally Owned Renewable Energy Benefits Community and Economy

Solar and wind projects can pay off for communities in more ways than just reducing carbon pollution, says a new report from the Washington …

Carbon Neutral and Sustainable Are Simply Not Enough

<i>To learn more and sign our petition, click here.</i><p>This week, there were thousands of academics, diplomats, lobbyists and pundits converging on New York …

We Can Transition to 100% Renewable Energy Starting Today

Across the nation, American businesses, families and communities are embracing clean, renewable energy that is homegrown, healthy, and can never run …

5 Must-See Videos Inspired by the People's Climate March

It was great to be in New York City and one of the 400,000 taking part in the People's Climate March. What an incredible moment in time. It truly …

Public charging station powers mobile devices with footsteps and solar panels

<b>The ENGO charging station uses kinetic tiles and solar panels to charge up to 14 smartphones at a time, and provides free WiFi access and an</b> …

Carbon Offsets 101: A Simple Guide to Buying Quality

Carbon offsets used to be maligned as a way for individuals to assuage their eco-guilt or for companies to falsely promote a green image without …

Organic And Green Living ~ Daily

The Energy Revolution is Here

We live in an exciting time. Yes, glaciers are melting, sea levels are rising, and in my new home in the Western United States, earlier snowmelts, …

Jordan To Commission 1,800 MW Renewable Energy Capacity By 2018

<b>Published on</b> September 22nd, 2014 | <i>by Mridul Chadha</i><p>2<p>Jordan To Commission 1,800 MW Renewable Energy Capacity By 2018<p>September 22nd, 2014 by <b>Mridul</b> …

In search for renewable energy sources, could trash be king?

With the massive "People's Climate March" and the meeting of world leaders at the U.N. Climate Summit in New York Tuesday, the debate over renewable resources is heating up. But one potential solution is often left out with the garbage.<p>Steve Russell, vice president of the Plastics Division at the …

Climate summit kicks off with promises of $200 billion for clean energy

Amid stories of disappearing Pacific islands and Africans displaced by a warming planet, more than 120 world leaders gathered at the United Nations …

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French Drain and Curtain Drain Design: What You Need to Know

A French drain, sometimes called a curtain drain, is a simple system with no moving parts — gravity removes excess water from problem areas in your …