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Green Environment Fri May 18 2018 20:00:23 GMT+0000 (UTC)
WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- For years, Ive willed and participated in efforts to make my house a space for meaningful dialogue.  Since the end of 2017, Ive had the joy of having Bina as a housemate, who has significantly increased the level of commitment to dialogue wi
This evening, our local drunk was in the park baying at the crescent moon with punctuated venom. He raged and then cut himself off, mid-howl. After a few seconds, he keened again against the fucking bastards who routinely assail him. Then an unusual,
We now need to see all other countries close loopholes that still allow the illegal trade of ivory to continue. Photograph: REUTERS/Bobby Yip via ‘A Great Day For Elephants:’ Hong Kong Votes To Ban All Ivory Sales | HuffP
Kitchens are often the heart of any home, and now an innovative company is giving our beloved cooking space a healthy and sustainable makeover. Interior design companyFinch London recently unveiled its beautiful bespoke rose-colored "Wellness Kitchen
In a recent "first-of-its-kind"study led byNASA, scientists found major changes to freshwater availability changes that could impact water shortages over the course of the century. For the study, published this week inNature, scientists drew on 14 ye
A smiling, talking fridge might seem fun. But what happens when it has said all it has to say? Photograph: David McNew/AFP/Getty Images via The Environmental Toll Of Our Smart Tech Obsession | HuffPost.A smiling, talking fridge might seem fu
It is hard to not be awed by the scale and tremendous care that goes into supporting the gigantic system bringing water to New York City and the surrounding counties. Flowing from the Catskill/Delaware Watersheds and the Croton Watershed, approximate
Swedish multinational manufacturing company Volvo has revealed its two new electric truck models, designed with tasks such as delivery and refuse collection in mind. These electric trucks could replace those currently on the road for these services,
By Daniel Salazar Robin Canfield, whose filmCycles of Change will be screened in Cinema Verde this Friday, February 9th, at 3:00 pm at the Hippodrome, took a few moments to talk with us about his company Actuality Media and the genesis of his work. A
Building with shipping containers may be a growing trend, but converting these steel boxes into livable spaces is no easy feat. Thankfully, forward-thinking German companyContainerwerkis making the process a lot easier by reforming recycled container
By Caitlin Morin         We had an interview with Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Mark Kitchell about his new documentary The Evolution of Organic. A Cinema Verde official selection, the film tells the story of t
With coral reefs under threat worldwide, researchers in Florida are racing to understand and treat a mysterious disease that threatens to decimate the third-largest coral reef on Earth. Over the past four years, the as-yet unidentified, potentially b
“Researchers make plans to modify studies and prioritize public health as city reservoirs run dry.” Photograph: Brenton Geach Getty Images via As Cape Town Water Crisis Deepens, Scientists Prepare for “Day Zero&#8221
Mumbai-based Spasm Design recently unveiled a bold, monolithic home made from Dhrangadhra stone. The House of Secret Gardens features a cross-shaped layout with various access points to the exterior spaces, which feature vibrant greenery and an eleva
By Daniel Salazar Upon his return from military service during the Vietnam War, Craig Williams soon found himself in a new and very different battle against the United States Department of Defense. Following the war, the Department of Defense had pla
This giant green-roofed ring designed for Asti, Italy pairs a car park with a beautiful public space. The project, designed by architects Angelo Salamone and Ilaria Filippi of AS-DOES, is an example of how green infrastructure can create a functional
“Environmental breakdown, coupled with the self-destructive behaviour of governments, has set us on a road to ruin. And were blocking off all means of escape.” Photograph: Martin Bernetti/AFP/Getty Images via Is this the end of ci
Spider silk has long held the record for being the strongest biomaterial on Earth but that just changed. Scientists at KTH Royal Institute of Technology used wood nanofibers to create a new biomaterial that is even stronger than spider silk. Research
It's official California is the first state in America to mandate solar for new homes. Yesterday, the California Energy Commission voted unanimously to approve the building standards, which will go into effect on January 1, 2020. The New York Times q
“In Shanghai, an army of secret recyclers has been credited with keeping mountains of trash out of the citys landfills.” Photograph: Grainne Quinlan for Huffpost via What Happens When One Of The World’s Biggest Cities Do
This beautiful home located at the base of a canyon in Big Sur is made from an array of materials, including copper and concrete. Fougeron Architecture designed the Jackson House as a modern holiday house on stilts that appears to float over the site
By Daniel Salazar We had an interview with independent filmmaker Anu Kuivalainen about her new film, Into the Forest I Go. A Cinema Verde official selection, Into the Forest I Go is a documentary about ten separate characters’ relationship
The legislature of Hawaii has approved two bills that together put the state on the path to becoming carbon neutral by 2045 - the most ambitious climate change goal of any state in the United States.Bille bill 1986 establishes a carbon-offset program
By Daniel Salazar We had an interview with independent filmmaker Craig Leon and Miami Beach activist Dr. Michael Hall to discuss Sprayed, Leons new documentary. A Cinema Verde official selection and winner of the Best Documentary Short at the Hollywo
Many digitally savvy architects can attest to the incredible usefulness of Morpholios award-winning Tracean AR sketch app that just got even better. The team just launched today their newest augmented reality feature, Smart Fill, that can instantly c
People inhale soot and noxious fumes from the car-laden highways encircling their historically black community. Photograph: Chris McGonigal/Huffpost via Even Breathing Is A Risk In One Of Orlando’s Poorest Neighborhoods | HuffPost.
Tesla's solar roof tiles stand apart from other integrated solar roofing options in part because they're camouflaged - you can't even tell the tiles are collecting solar power. But have you ever wondered what kind of tech it took to make that happen?
Its not listed on death certificates, but its still considered one of the great killers of our age. Photo by Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images via Air Pollution Is Killing Millions Around The Globe Each Year | HuffPost.Its not l
Doherty Design Studiohas revamped a 1910 church in Hawthorn, Australia into a lovely light-filled house for a family of five. While the renovation isnt the churchs first residential adaptation, the recent restoration has combined contemporary design
We have ended the war on American energy, and we have ended the war on beautiful, clean coal. Photograph: REUTERS/Win McNamee/Pool via Trump Touts ‘Beautiful, Clean Coal’ And Fails To Link Disasters To Climate Change | Hu
Much like the Guggenheim Museums around the world, a new art gallery founded by the great-grandson of Peggy Guggenheim is a true architectural showstopper. Santiago Rumney Guggenheim commissioned designer Jorge Eduardo Neira Sterkel to create IK LAB,
Climate change is partly to blame, but its not the whole story. Joshua Paul for Huffington Post via How Humans Are Laying Out The Welcome Mat For Mosquitoes And The Diseases They Carry | HuffPost.Climate change is partly to blame, but its no
Just over a year ago, atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels hit 410 parts per million (ppm) for the first time in millions of years. And we just hit another worrying threshold this April: levels averaged higher than 410 ppm throughout the whole mon
By Caitlin Morin Denny Rauen, director of Standing Rock, Tame Me from the River talked to us about his new documentary in this exclusive interview. Rauen will attend Cinema Verdeand hold an audience Q&A after the screening of his film. &#
On the go? Not a problem. This movable, prefab house from Swiss studio Rahbaran Hrzeler Architekten can be built and installed almost anywhere. The architects developed the project as an experiment in designing a space that can be assembled and trans
“Under Ryan Zinke, the Secretary of the Interior, its a sell-off from sea to shining sea.” Illustration by Tom Bachtel via The Damage Done by Trumps Department of the Interior | The New Yorker.“Under Ryan Zinke,
Need medical assistance after a blaster fight on a spaceship? This new handheld, portable 3D printer could help. Scientists at the University of Toronto created the 3D skin printer that feels like it came straight from a science fiction movie. The de
“Enormous amounts of capital flowed into UK and Ireland projects, analyst tells inquiry.” Photograph: AFP/Getty Images via US Congress asks if Russian money funded Trump golf courses | US news | The Guardian.&amp
This nature-inspired mobile gazebo is a place where both kids and adults can play. Czech designers Atelier SAD designed the structure, named Altn ika," as a small building with pinecone-like scales that facilitate natural ventilation and double as dr
Cause of the explosion remains unknown. Photograph: Reuters via 5 Missing In Explosion At Oklahoma Drilling Site | HuffPost.Cause of the explosion remains unknown. Photograph: Reuters via 5 Missing In Explosion At Oklahoma Drilling Site | Hu
Hawaii lawmakers just approved a ban on coral reef-killing chemical sunscreens. If the governor signs the bill, the state will be the first in the nation - and the world - to outlaw the products. Chemical sunscreens that contain oxybenzone and octino
“Greg Barkers respectful film, shot behind the scenes at the White House, documents the end of an era and the shock of what happened next.” Photograph: Pete Souza/The White House via The Final Year review Trump looms over poignant
A recent study adds to concerns over hydraulic fracturing by revealing links between exposure to fracking chemicals and damage to the immune systems of mice in utero. The study found that the mice offspring's immune systems reacted abnormally to alle
Sean Baker’s The Florida Project (2017), a Cinema Verde and Changeville Official Selection, got an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for Willem Dafoe’s performance as Bobby, the manager of the motel in which the p
Archi-Union Architects combined traditional Chinese construction techniques with prefabrication technology in In Bamboo, a pavilion located in Sichuans Daoming Town. Created as a multi-functional rural community cultural center, the project celebrate