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Check Out What Happens When the Wind Hits the Ceiling of this Beach Bar

Design by K-Studio | Photograph by Yiorgos Kordakis Designed by architecture firm K-Studio, <i>Barbouni</i>, a beach restaurant at the Costa Navarino Resort …

Architecture

Military respond as rising seas threaten installations

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Military leaders in South Carolina are preparing for rising sea levels while partisans dispute whether it's the effect of global warming.<p>The Post and Courier of Charleston reports the Marine Corps training grounds on Parris Island need a sea wall, roads near Charleston's …

Military

Steve Jobs Asked One Profound Question That Took Apple From Near Bankruptcy To $1 Trillion

It’s easy to forget that Apple’s path to its $1 trillion valuation was nearly derailed when the company was running out of cash. Steve Jobs asked one profound question that got it back on track.<p>In my keynotes about inspirational leadership, I often show a grainy video clip of Steve Jobs holding a …

Steve Jobs

Corporate Giants Are Buying so Much Clean Power This Year They Already Broke 2017's Record

Businesses and public agencies are buying more clean energy than ever before.<p>Companies and agencies, excluding utilities, agreed to buy 7.2 gigawatts …

Renewable Energy

Old Victorian home in Brooklyn gets incredible Passive House retrofit

Retrofitting an old house into a Passive House is a challenging feat to say the least, but when done right, it can be amazing. When Bo and Itzy …

Wine Cellars

Mary Ellis, wartime volunteer who flew Spitfires, dies at 101

At the height of World War II, 26-year-old Mary Wilkins, all 5  feet 2 inches of her, helmetless and with curly blond hair, climbed down a ladder from the cockpit of a mighty twin-engine Wellington bomber at a combat-ready Royal Air Force base in England.<p>“Where’s the pilot?” someone on the ground …

Isle of Wight

The Drone Photography Of The Year Contest Winners Are Staggering

We at Digg dot com have a complicated relationship with drones. But roughly speaking, our views can probably be summed up as follows: drones that …

Aerial Photography

Architect’s tiny studio doubles as a hangout for his daughter

Part work studio, part sleepover dreamland<p>Many kids get free reign of the basement for sleepovers. If you happen to be the daughter of an architect, though, your hangout spots could end up looking a little different.<p>James Cutler of Cutler Anderson Architects built this 80-square-foot cabin as a …

Architecture

Escape into nature at Alberto Kalach’s timber cabins in Oaxaca

Renowned Mexican architect Alberto Kalach has designed a series of idyllic timber cabins along the Pacific Ocean in Oaxaca, Mexico. Available to rent …

Oaxaca

The Rule of Thirds Needs to Die a Slow and Painful Death

Rather, the rule of thirds needs to die a fast and painful death for all the damage it has done to the art and photography world.<p>The rule of thirds …

The Designer Who Changed Airbnb's Entire Strategy

At the end of 2011, Airbnb was entering hyper-growth with 13 international offices and over a million nights booked in 182 countries. But instead of popping champagne, Airbnb’s leadership enlisted Rebecca Sinclair, Head of User Experience Research and Design, to lead a nights-and-weekends …

Product Management

Climate change is making our planet hotter — but we might have to ditch the AC

Americans love air conditioning — and to a serious fault. At least three quarters of all homes in the U.S. have an air conditioner, according to the …

Kate Brandt Is Turning Google into a Green Powerhouse

Kate Brandthas always been an overachiever. Two-sport athlete. Voted most likely to succeed in high school. An Ivy League graduate. So it’s not surprising that at 33 she’s now charged with turning Google into the world leader in environmental practices. No big deal. Especially when you consider …

A Painter’s Tips for Photographers

Ever wonder if the grass is truly greener on the other side? Vinny Le Pes, an artistic jack-of-all-trades and the host of the Youtube series <i>Creative</i> …

With Tesla Solar Floundering, Is Vivint Solar The Answer?

<b>Update 6/27:</b> Clarified that Vivint Solar leasees do not retain incentives.<p><b>Update 6/26:</b> Corrected to indicate that Tesla shuttering installation rather than production facilities. A statement from Tesla in regards to their solar production has been added.<p>I live in Florida, where the sun might set, …

Why Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg & Richard Branson Are Investing In These 2 Startups

If you could pick a dream team comprised of the world’s best executives and investors, who would you choose?<p>Well, this dream team already exists — and it has attracted some of the world’s biggest billionaires.<p>Here’s what you need to know.<p><b>Breakthrough Energy Ventures: The Dream Team</b><p>Breakthrough …

Jeff Bezos

The Plus Factor: Welcome to the era of transformative travel

<i>This week on The Plus Factor, we’re talking about redefining travel. No longer are wanderers content to simply get that money</i> <i>shot, devour something</i> …

Permitting is making residential solar expensive and reforms can change that

California recently became the first state to require that homebuilders install solar panels on almost all new houses. In California, most homes …

Creative Applications of Color Theory in Landscape Photography

<i>“When I began to see the overall picture of what was happening, it changed my entire perception of photography…I had mistakenly thought grass was</i> …

Steve Jobs' secret for eliciting questions, overheard at a San Francisco café

Last month I was enjoying the remarkably good crab cake and poached eggs at Just for You Café in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood, when I overheard a mentoring session taking place at the next table. I recognized the mentor as the famous, 50-something ex-CEO of a household-brand internet …

Leadership

This could be the biggest advance in aluminum production in 130 years

Apple, the largest publicly traded company in the world, joined a major collaboration last week that could change how it gets one of the key components that makes its ubiquitous gadgets look so sleek: aluminum.<p>And it is looking as though, simply by seeking out a greener component for iPhones and …

Carbon Dioxide

A healthy economy should be designed to thrive, not grow

What would a sustainable, universally beneficial economy look like? "Like a doughnut," says Oxford economist Kate Raworth. In a stellar, eye-opening …

Where you live has a bigger impact on happiness and health than you might imagine

When my husband and I moved from Los Angeles to Washington for his job, I saw only the cons in our new city: overcast skies, solemn monuments and women wearing an accessory I’d forgotten about from junior high dances: pantyhose. The humidity was oppressive, the gray a wet blanket.<p>I wanted to move …

Rammed Earth Construction: 15 Exemplary Projects

This week, we're highlighting a selection of the best images of projects built using rammed earth. These 15 works show the attractive aesthetic …

Lightsource: No More Solar Bids Without Energy Storage West of the Colorado

The BP-backed solar developer Lightsource sees a very compelling case for deploying energy storage in the Western U.S.<p>All major utility-scale solar …

Solar Power

Green progress is hitting roadblocks

<i>This is the weekend roundup of The WorldPost, of which Nathan Gardels is the editor in chief.</i> <br>Because of manifold advances from resource-efficient technologies to abundant renewable energy production, the shift to a clean and climate-friendly economy is well on its way. It is not surprising that, …

‘She has nerves of steel’: The story of the pilot who calmly landed the Southwest Airlines flight

The pilot’s voice was calm yet focused as her plane descended, telling air traffic control she had “149 souls” on board and was carrying 21,000 pounds — or about five hours’ worth — of fuel.<p>“Southwest 1380, we’re single engine,” said Capt. Tammie Jo Shults, a former fighter pilot with the U.S. …

Renewable energy wins over big businesses in US

It's not just Google, Apple and a few other tech powers that are going green with deals for new buy electrical power from renewable sources.<p>Now just about every kind of big company is doing so in a surge of power purchase agreements and other investments that curtail greenhouse gas emissions. In …

Solar energy is at risk

<i>Varun Sivaram is the Philip D. Reed Fellow for Science and Technology at the Council on Foreign Relations and the author of</i> <i>Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet</i><i>.</i><p>For decades, solar power has been a bit player in the energy industry, overshadowed by fossil fuel …

Renewable Energy

Court sees if church solar panels break electricity monopoly

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's highest court is taking up a case that could force new competition on the state's electricity monopolies.The …

Solar Panels