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Scientists developing bio-based carbon fibres being "showered with requests"
Scientists are working on carbon fibres made from biomaterials instead of fossil fuels in an attempt to create a version that does not generate carbon emissions.
Activists File Lawsuit to Halt Construction of National Grid Natural Gas Facility in Greenpoint | Brownstoner
Environmental activists have filed a lawsuit to halt the construction of National Grid's natural gas facility in Greenpoint, saying the project is in violation of state environmental law.
How Fiona Lewis of the District Fishwife would spend a perfect day in D.C.
I lived in Vietnam for a while, and people don't generally know that pho is traditionally a great breakfast food. I ate pho for breakfast every day in the year that I lived there - that was it.
Ibuku completes "unprecedented" bamboo building in the Balinese jungle
Architecture studio Ibuku has completed The Arc gymnasium for a private school in Bali featuring a complex double-curved roof made entirely from bamboo.
All that glitters: why lab-made gems might not be an ethical alternative
iamonds have long been in the debt of marketing genius. Until the 1940s they were not a popular choice for engagement rings.
Activists sue National Grid and NYC over gas facility in Greenpoint * Brooklyn Paper
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Hitting global climate target could create 8m energy jobs, study says
If some politicians are to be believed, taking sweeping action to meet the goals of the Paris climate agreement would be calamitous for energy sector jobs.
"Great design isn't enough. We need homes that will get us to net-zero"
To reduce carbon emissions, architects and designers need to change the way they design homes, writes Geraldine de Boisse, vice president of innovation at renewable-energy supplier Bulb.
'It's incredibly poor': Scottish islanders angry at failing ferry service
he perfume and toiletries shop overlooking Brodick Bay on Arran is normally packed in the summer, as day-trippers and holidaymakers stream off the mainland ferries at the busy terminal just across the bay.
Obakki + Their Artisan Partners Believe in Slow Design That Connects People
With 300 artisan partners from around the world, lifestyle brand Obakki connects people through modern design.