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How Climate Change Will Affect Your Neighborhood: Check Out This NOAA Tool

If you want to know how climate has changed and will change in your neighborhood, the Climate Explorer, a tool provided by the National Oceanic and …

Family Lives in the Arctic Circle by Building Cob House in a Solar Geodesic Dome

The Arctic Circle conjures up images of extreme weather conditions, but one family has managed to create their own cozy oasis in the far reaches of Norway. The Hjertefølger family has been living on Norway’s Sandhornøya island, where they started their journey into sustainable living, since 2013. …

Northern Lights

How one family thrives in the Arctic with a cob house inside a solar geodesic dome

Life inside the Arctic Circle is by no means easy, unless you’re a Hjertefølger. We first heard about Benjamin and Ingrid Hjertefølger four years ago …

Design

America’s youth are suing the government over climate change, and President Obama needs to react

These lawsuits could offer a ray of hope for climate change proponents<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>At a time when humanity must reverse course before plunging over a climate cliff, the American public has elected a president who seems to have …

Climate

World Energy Hits a Turning Point: Solar That's Cheaper Than Wind

A transformation is happening in global energy markets that’s worth noting as 2016 comes to an end: Solar power, for the first time, is becoming the …

Renewable Energy

These sustainable prefab homes are meant to last

Ecospace Studios designs homes, schools, studios, and more<p>Ecospace Studios was founded by Lee Town, Amira Idris-Town, and Matthew Kettle—who also head up IPT Architects in London—as a response to the pressing environmental, economic, and space issues affecting the world today. The result is a …

Prefab Homes

Renewable energy is here to stay: The industry has grown up, and it’s too big to kill

Donald Trump’s meeting with Al Gore could signal he understands renewable energy isn’t a do-gooder business now<p>If you’re an American environmentalist, there’s a lot to be sober about these days. The crippling defeat of progressive politics in the November elections swept Republicans into Congress …

Renewable Energy

Denying climate change is only part of it: 5 ways Donald Trump spells doom for the environment

President-elect Donald Trump is no friend to planet Earth. Here are some reasons why<p><i>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.</i><p>If the world's governments don't prevent the planet's surface temperature from increasing more than 2°C, then life on Earth will become a difficult proposition for many …

Climate

Six Reasons Tesla Wants to Take Over Your House

Tesla Motors Inc. is getting ready for one of its biggest unveilings to date: a new home roofing system that redefines the aesthetics of solar power, …

Tesla

Eco-friendly tiny house offers reclaimed style and drawbridge deck

It’s a special one<p>Today in rad brand extensions, Canadian green living blog Greenmoxie has unveiled their 340-square-foot, off-grid tiny house on wheels that is now available for purchase. Originally intended as an one-off project for readers to book on Airbnb, the now commercialized model …

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No country on Earth is taking the 2 degree climate target seriously

If we mean what we say, no more new fossil fuels, anywhere.<p>One of the morbidly fascinating aspects of climate change is how much cognitive dissonance it generates, in individuals and nations alike.<p>The more you understand the brutal logic of climate change — what it could mean, the effort necessary …

Climate

The Darkness Behind Solar Energy

Solar, is considered clean energy and a much welcome alternative to fossil fuels. However, like the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC) pointed …

‘It’s a depressing sight’: climate change unleashes ghostly death on Great Barrier Reef

Months after the worst coral bleaching event to hit the reef, Australian conservationist Tim Flannery returns to a tourism hot spot 50km north-east of Port Douglas to witness the destruction wrought by a warming planet<p>John Rumney says that just a year ago, this particular spot was once the most …

Great Barrier Reef

Rugged eco-friendly cabins offer off-grid lodging in Norway’s wilderness

Nature is a resilient beast, but it can still be irreparably disturbed if we are careless with our actions. In keeping with an eco-friendly …

On 9 July 1970 Ove Arup spoke to a UK meeting of his partners from the practices around the world bearing the Arup name. His talk was in response to …

Sustainable prefab cabins provide respite in Norwegian mountains

They’re adorable, to boot<p>Estonia-based Koko Architects has created a cluster of sustainable mountain lodges along the Lysefjord hiking trail and positioned right by the rocky shores of the Soddatjørn Mountain Lake in Norway. Commissioned by the Stavanger Tourism Association, the "self-catering" …

7 Buildings Prepared for Climate Change

Ever hear the old aphorism, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?" When it comes to natural disasters, this saying rings true: Every $1 …

This net-zero elementary school offers a lesson in sustainable design

Designed like a “science experiment,” the sleek, streamlined, solar panel-clad P.S. 62 in Staten Island is one of the nation's most energy-efficient schools<p>From the playground, The Kathleen Grimm School for Leadership and Sustainability at Sandy Ground, also known as P.S. 62, looks like something …