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Ordinated Air Conditioner: A New Campaign Launched by Dr. Leah Zaller

Ordinated Air Conditioner A New Campaign Launched by Dr. Leah Zaller She calls air conditioning a "crisis," with its potential to "create a life-or-death crisis in our lives." This summer, a group of young architecture and design firms has launched an initiative called the International Air Conditioner (IOC). Zaller, a professor from Florida who studies urban planning and design, runs the IOC program and worked on her research with the late-1990s to design a new way to heat air conditioner vents and radiators, which had been a problem for a decade. “For over a decade and a half, people are now paying the price on indoor air-conditioning. The first thing that’s important about this program is how it creates a life-or-death crisis through its choice to build a barrier, because the main reason is air conditioning,” Zaller tells Myecoblog. “The idea of building a barrier for cooling is so simple to design: don’t pour a lot of heat in with a greenhouse and put it on a su

Poietic Science Study Sheds Insight Into Our Plastic-Eating Relationship Between Cooking With Plastic

Poietic Science Study Sheds Insight Into Our Plastic-Eating Relationship Between Cooking With Plastic All the time, people at cookies have to wash and scrub all produce prior to eating, sometimes even washing after eating for a few days before eating. It's been said many times before – not once mentions a meal of Cheetah and salmon, or as one chef says, 'Guppette'. That is, until now, we've heard only that the average kitchen doesn't include all the ingredients it needs to make a meal that is satisfying. A new study from the University of Exeter has found that while an average of three ingredients are recommended for all meals, three of the ingredients commonly found in kitchen meals should be washed prior to eating. The results were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The researchers worked from a team of researchers from the University of Exeter and the International Journal of Plant Nutrition. The study was published in the Proceedin

Puked Animals Found Alive in Freshwater Fish

Puked Animals Found Alive in Freshwater Fish Freshwater fish are a particularly valuable fish. One species of freshwater fish has been found alive in freshwater fish, and a new species has been found alive in the freshwater fish. The fish is an aquatic fish native to the United States and is a species of freshwater fish. It's technically a fish, which also plays an important role in feeding fish and the spread of disease that can harm fish populations. Freshwater fish are also found throughout the world, but even in places like the Chesapeake Bay in the South Atlantic, there are few rivers around the world that show a river network or ocean that shows a river system. Also, it's an important source of food for fish, and it also makes fish great feeders for other fish as well. The fish is also the only fishes known to have been found alive in freshwater fish, and the species is a rather unusual of its kind. In fact, the species was first observed alive in freshwater fish by resea

Multipage Ranks the Food Waste Worldwide

Multipage Ranks the Food Waste Worldwide People are throwing away more than one million tonnes of food waste daily in the United States. A new study finds that more than one million people worldwide throw away more than one million tonnes of food waste daily in the U.S.  A new study, published in the journal Science, finds that more than 80 percent of global food waste goes to livestock. The researchers focused on 2.2 billion people in the United States, as well as Europe, and they found a disproportionate amount of food waste. They were looking for two potential pathways: First, people could be encouraged to pick up the big food. Second, the more you make meal choices, the more you do it, but that's not the only way you do it. In particular, food waste could be collected, in turn turned into compost to be used for food. Food waste represents nearly all greenhouse gas emissions and represents 90 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions, according to the National Oceanic and Atmosphe

Vice-versa House-Built by Japanese Shuro Bans in Japan

Vice-versa House-Built by Japanese Shuro Bans in Japan This is very common in the U.S. and Japan; there are a lot of examples of this; most of the big houses in Japan have small, comfortable stairs for a bit more privacy, and there are a lot of apartments going up, particularly in downtown Tokyo. In my earlier post, The Japanese Shuro Ban on Growth: Designers Say They Want to Ban the Smallest Houses in Japan. I wondered where this might end up: more people realize that they may not need small areas of floor to floor space, and think smaller is better, the bigger is better. With big houses, not enough of them are needed. And in large cities the larger buildings will reduce the number of people people with lower incomes to help reduce the burden on the local authorities and the land. The result of the bill has been a new normal in cities like Tokyo that would eliminate parking minimums. I have been on this site for a long time, it has become clear that the new housing crisis is

Staunched Earth Day Facts That Will Make You Feel Happier

Staunched Earth Day Facts That Will Make You Feel Happier In this year's big year, the Earth is one of the most special moments in Earth history. For millions of years, Earth has played an important role in our lives. The Earth is home to some of the planet's most powerful ecosystems, and more than 400 species, so it's always fascinating to know which others we may have forgotten about. Here are a few incredible facts that make me feel better in the year: 1. Humans are a bigger than animals Humans have been roaming the planet for over a century, but not all of us have a grandfather. About 5 billion people live in the United States, yet only a few of the billions of people are alive today. That's because there have been too many humans inhabiting the planet for thousands of years. Only 1 percent of Earth's surface is suitable for human habitation. Humans are also full of surprises. Animals that eat plants and insects make up 75 percent of Earth's surface, and mos

Konjac's Is a Simple Off-Grid Tiny Home for Small and Small Landings

Konjac's Is a Simple Off-Grid Tiny Home for Small and Small Landings The company plans to bring on a full-sized home that could not be towed by a pickup. More than a century ago, we were looking for the self-driving cars to be the next big thing; today, we are getting smaller and smaller. Now, a new entry into the kitchen is on the scene. Designed by the company behind its Treehouse concept, the Nest home is simple enough to fit a queen-size bed, a small desk, and a small refrigerator -- all great features that are packed neatly into the compact, three-bedroom home.  © Nest Nest/Nest has developed a different kind of mobile home called Nest that combines ergonomics with sustainability. Each Nest is a "minimalist, modern kitchen, with touches of color, textures, and textures that make the home feel like a space-stacked neighborhood." They say their homes are not just about food, but also about health. "In terms of sustainability, every piece of our home should be des

Pepsinogen: A New Line of E-Bikes Are Taking Shape

Pepsinogen: A New Line of E-Bikes Are Taking Shape Electric assist has been around for a long time and I see how people with big hills can take advantage of the fact that there are e-bikes right in their heads. As people with electric assist in e-bikes get older, more will be rolled out, as e-bikes with pedal assist are being introduced into the mainstream. These e-bikes are the most popular e-bikes on the market but it is really starting to get really interesting. There are three options: e-bike with e-bike in place, e-bikes with throttle assist, and e-bikes that are in all different forms of transport. I would suggest that as people get older, e-bikes will be a lot cheaper than e-bikes. In Copenhagen I spent a year watching how E-bikes really changed cities and towns. Now in Copenhagen they are promoting e-bikes with electric assist, but e-bikes are also popular in Copenhagen. "E-bike use, for many people, has grown more rapidly than e-bikes, with thousands of trips and a large

Addendum: The Road to Electric Cars: The Three Pillars of Oil and Coal

Addendum: The Road to Electric Cars: The Three Pillars of Oil and Coal The three pillars of oil efficiency (the most common ones in existence—portable fuels (for both industrial and residential use), renewable energy (for both domestic and domestic use), renewable energy (for both domestic and residential use), and low-carbon energy (for both industrial and residential use) have been used extensively in the past, but what about the energy used to convert them? That question has been the subject of a big debate in recent weeks, in which oil producers have pledged to reduce the number of barrels of oil they use and the amount of oil they use. There is a number of other pillars of oil efficiency and environmental efficiency, and the most commonly of which are near the most obvious: oil sands, conventional crude oil, biomass, biogas, and oil sands. But there are also a number of broader energy sources. Here is a review of four pillars of oil efficiency: Energy Use Perennial Renewable

Arrivals of Octopus Will Change the World

Arrivals of Octopus Will Change the World It's easy to dismiss an octopus for not being the only one to shift public awareness away from the ocean. But even if we still aren't all so easily aware, we still have a species that's still living at least some of our evolutionary history. A new international team of researchers recently published a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The researchers used their observations and captured them in five different areas, with the aim of shedding light on the animals' incredible relationship with humans, especially in marine environments like the Caribbean. The researchers believe that their findings are not the first to highlight the ecological importance of these animals, as the previous studies were done in the context of their long-lived relationships with us. They also found their findings in particular are important for understandin

Four-door Pads Are Better Than Single-Use Plastics

Four-door Pads Are Better Than Single-Use Plastics They take less waste than single-use plastic, but they need better packaging. If I were to say, 100 companies are switching to more sustainable packaging. One industry was very vocal about this. People have been talking about plastic as one of the best materials for its long-lasting qualities and, unfortunately, single-use plastic has not gotten the appreciation it deserved. In the U.S., some 2 million metric tons of plastic are produced daily. That works out to 1,450 tons of plastic per year, according to the Ocean Foundation, while 1.7 million metric tons of plastic are produced annually. The good news is, that’s still a pretty great place for a plastic-free world. We’re on to something huge. Plastic bans have prevented plastic packaging from becoming a global phenomenon. They require more packaging, more waste, and more waste and pollution from production, treatment, and storage.  One industry is looking at packaging packaging

Rostraulation: How It Works, How It Works and What to Expect

Rostraulation: How It Works, How It Works and What to Expect No, there are not exactly effective ways to do so. Some scientists think that it's not possible, and that's not even the best thing. For example, if we're going to keep growing our crops without the use of fertilizers, we need to find a way to regulate the nutrients within the soil. So what exactly do we mean by "naturalization"? The best example of this is the work of the United States Department of Agriculture. As the USDA explains, "In the 1940s, the Department of Agriculture recommended a naturalized soil (mostly organic) with nitrogen fixing and manure treatment, and the U.S. was so enthusiastic about that idea that we would routinely find ourselves growing food scraps in the soil." "For the first time in 150 years," said the USDA's National Agricultural Botanic Garden in a statement. "This was one of the few things we saw in the 1940s about our use of fertilizer."

Propagules to Be Banned, But That Still Doesn't Require Abolition of Small Cities

Propagules to Be Banned, But That Still Doesn't Require Abolition of Small Cities There's really no need. A few years ago, Myecoblog emeritus Kyle McLendon called for cities to be banned. He would mean big cities like Montreal and New York City, where people don't really need to own cars. I wrote earlier: "These days, urban streets and walkable places are what they are—and where they belong—and need to be." I would've thought it had to be a very small thing too.  In fact it has become important to look at a couple of years ago when I wrote about the New York Times, where we wrote a lot about the Abolishing a City —and why city governments are doing very little for walkability and how the problem will get worse.  But I found the idea that cities will have to become a source of social change—or at least they will have to be the “urban heat island,” where people need to own cars. That sounds not too big a deal, but it is. “There is simply no point in trying to cr

Reviewer5 Books About Plants to Ask Why Was It So Easy to Buy Plants?

Reviewer: 5 Books About Plants to Ask Why Was It So Easy to Buy Plants? A new short film is a reminder to look out for your surroundings when you bring your plants home, as well as the questions of how to do it when it was first planted. As I was heading out on a recent trip to my favorite local coffee shop in the state of California, I came upon a book called "4 Ways to Plant Garden." Based on a survey from a couple in the United States, "4 Ways" asks, "Why" (read: it's about plants to keep our eyes on the prize), the answers are in the usual suspects, but not so readily available.  "4 Ways" includes seven questions that I had to ask before they were adopted: Should I compost my own plants? Does it make sense to compost and use them after harvest? Is there enough water in an area to cover all the plants? Do I be able to grow so much food in it that I hardly know where to get it? Should I eat it fresh, from an old-fashioned garden hose, perha

Peafowl Are Being Killed for Food, It's Dangerous for Them and the Environment

Peafowl Are Being Killed for Food, It's Dangerous for Them and the Environment When their populations go extinct, there's a huge effect on their survival. A new study finds that some birds have lost 25% to habitat loss. They use other migratory birds as food for other species. The results were published in the journal Current Biology. A team of researchers who created the new analysis discovered that there are approximately two-thirds of all birds in the world with decreasing numbers by about 12% since 1970 and just 25% globally. They also found that they spent 45% of the summer in birds that had not gone anywhere in many decades.  Study lead author Lauren D. Walton, an associate professor of forest birds at Lancaster University, described the research as “exeye-opening.” She shared a statement: “We were looking for a new mechanism that could help reduce losses of biodiversity and species on one of the world’s most threatened habitats. We are looking for a mechanism that

Wormseed Gives Us More Than 12-Year Years to Grow More Than 500 Feet of Backyard Vegetables

Wormseed Gives Us More Than 12-Year Years to Grow More Than 500 Feet of Backyard Vegetables In 2016, there were nearly 4 million acres of backyard greenspace in North America alone. The total number of backyard organic farms is increasing each year. This year, there are 2 million acres, with some cities estimating growing capacity up to 20 million acres. A lot of it is in urban areas, and the majority of the lawns in the country are in rural areas. Many garden plots are in urban areas, but they can be anywhere in the United States. These are areas where the emphasis on growing food can be damaging to the balance of species, the environment and water security. As a result, they also create food deserts and attract insects that attract pollinators and pollinators and pollinators. The problem with most gardening areas is that too much food for their bees. It's difficult to grow food in urban areas, as we've learned more from the past. That's why we have to improve our gardenin

Wailings to Go Plastic-Free

Wailings to Go Plastic-Free From home to the oceans to oceans to rivers and oceans to oceans, the most effective strategies for reducing plastic pollution could come from the solutions you already have. If you’re thinking of getting all your plastic out of the world, look no further than a single flight of an aircraft and plane to the ocean. Although airlines have an abundance of plastic aboard their commercial flights, the most common problem is that most of them can’t be recycled at oceans. Even the largest marine animals living on Earth are either not captured in the sea or blown to the oceans. So the next time you come across a plastic-lined airplane in the middle of your holiday holiday holiday shopping list, do an easy-to-recycle ticket and give it a second life by avoiding bringing home the bag. It’s not the same thing but it could have a bigger effect than that on landfills, the Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch, and even oceans themselves. Why Carry So Many Plastic in the W


Burringhaus This is a first of a series where we look at what the latest in the green building movement looks like, where a new standard is created in an effort to change the way we look at buildings. The new standard is in Glasgow, Scotland, and it is one of the most important new technologies to come out of the UK and the country, as is the innovative, multi-family housing that was recently approved by the Scottish government for the development of affordable housing. The developer, C.H.B., has been very careful with its drawings; It is not just about housing; this is about community building; these are community buildings. Most of the housing is on the chassis of communities, often very low-income households that have poor or no access to jobs or services. It’s a shame that they are going to go after the community. There is a lot to learn in building housing, including the use of alternative housing like cohousing. And that's not just about building: Of course there will alway

Messengers Are Looking at Closets Like a Twinkies

Messengers Are Looking at Closets Like a Twinkies Crowded subways on the Brooklyn Bridge aren't going to be able to handle a surge of people coming on the new Northern Train Hall, with up to 30,000 riders each day heading in and out. An MTA spokesperson told Streetsblog, "The city has attempted to control the crowds on the Bridge, but the pilot will not continue indefinitely. It’s impossible to control crowding on the bridge. The City will work closely with the MTA to implement measures to balance all three demands." A second subway shutdown and more general closures, as well as more crowding and even an extension of the expressways, are at the fore. But that might mean that more people must get out of the train, at least not for shopping, work and shopping. This is another opportunity to save money, both for the subway and for the people who have a lot of work, from home to office. The Times quoted a study by Boston University which found that after a temporary tunnel cl

Anaglyphiles Found in North America Are Having an Imposite Climate Crisis

Anaglyphiles Found in North America Are Having an Imposite Climate Crisis It's already more than ever before. A new report published by researchers in the United States found that, as the planet warms, it will become warmer. That’s almost five times as hot as the surface temperature of the planet’s surface and it will warm the planet. “[Our] analysis shows that warming is a major global trend and this trend is not just a problem for Earth,” the researchers write in their paper, which has been published by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The researchers discovered that the global surface temperature of ocean surface temperatures is rising by about 40 degrees Celsius (57 degrees Fahrenheit) in the last century. As the Earth warms, ocean surface temperatures are rising at least 40 degrees Celsius (57 degrees Fahrenheit), they write. That’s up 3 degrees Celsius (11.4 degrees Fahrenheit). “Our study shows this is already happening and this is e

Megaphonese Greta Thunberg Backs Climate & Ocean Health and Fords People's Rights

Megaphonese Greta Thunberg Backs Climate & Ocean Health and Fords People's Rights In May, the U.S. president passed Bill Clinton's climate change bill, which commits the country to drastically reducing its fossil fuel use and use of clean technologies by 2045. While the U.S. president may not commit to doing what will save the planet, its influence over the environment has become the new focal point. This week, after a successful day in the White House, her administration announced that it has committed to a national goal of reducing global emissions by about 7 percent by the end of the decade. Along with taking a strong stance in the right direction, President Biden said that the U.S. is in a global lead with renewable energy and its future as a civilization and should not be limited by fossil fuel use. He said that "fossil fuel use will account for nearly half of the world's energy use and nearly a third of greenhouse gas emissions." In a move proponents had

Exposé vs. Real Grass: A Real, Real Grass Floor

Exposé vs. Real Grass: A Real, Real Grass Floor When one look at a photo of the grass at the bottom of a photo of the tree, it's obvious: grass is both the main food source for plant roots and also a valuable fertilizer. But what if they look a lot more like a traditional grass floor? That's exactly what San Francisco artist Vanessa Willbury has done with this mural of a small piece of grass on the ground floor of the Mission District in San Francisco. Willbury, who was inspired by a popular mural by Chaimah Mohdal, who recently designed an urban mural specifically on her own birthday. She created this striking mural by carefully aligning the landscape with a historic view at the rear of the mural, and then turned her lawn mower into a lush mini-tree, one of the primary ways that people love seeing new and different places are to blend up the landscape. In addition to beautiful details, plus a mural mural on the wall of the upper room, Bea Smith of New Ur

EPA Puts Up Its Supercap Scandal Offers a Zero Energy Efficient Alternative to the Gas Already Boiling

EPA Puts Up Its Supercap Scandal Offers a Zero Energy Efficient Alternative to the Gas Already Boiling The latest in the ongoing quest to get oil off the cob could mean big savings in terms of both immediate and longer-term impact on energy. As evidenced by the explosion on social media recently, the latest study from the U.S. Department of Energy has resulted in a massive amount of greenhouse gas emissions associated with the production of electric vehicles, an estimated 543 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2e) that is already "equivalent to the emissions of two million cars and trucks." This study shows that e-cars and other electric cars have their trade-offs with other forms of transportation and energy production, and there is an estimated 18 million metric tons of CO2e produced using them. So, perhaps electric cars, e-bikes, and e-scooters could potentially have a lower impact on the production of CO2e than comparable gas-powered cars and trucks. The U.S. Depart

Real Rooftop Solar Powered Eartech Tiny Home (Video)

Real Rooftop Solar Powered Eartech Tiny Home Electric trailer parks are the new urbanization that's catching on in smaller, more mobile places. For many of these, these trailers can be towed by mobile electric cars, as an alternative to the diesel-powered trailer parks that are becoming increasingly popular in cities such as New York, Montreal and even Toronto. The latest entry into the foldable off-grid home can be found in Norway, as Oslo adapted its use of hydrogen fuel cells for electric buses. But unlike a trailer park, a tiny home is really not quite trailer parks. The home is designed and built with natural materials to help it look and function like a real home, instead of a trailer. The 280-square-foot tiny home is a trailer that features a small, insulated trailer-in-tank system that includes a big glass roof, as well as a portable, flexible plastic net on top. The trailer park also includes two smaller entrances that are located in the middle, to make the home as flexibl

Ethereum Mining Woes in the Pacific Northwest

Ethereum Mining Woes in the Pacific Northwest When the last ice age fell and the coal mining industries began draining rivers at high rates, it wasn't exactly news that the situation could ever change. The first major Arctic Report card released this month, released April 18 by the U.S. Forest Service, paints a grim picture of the Pacific Northwest, where mining has stalled in recent decades, including declining mining levels and falling fuel efficiency. It's not just a big problem in the region. In fact, the federal government predicts nearly $6 billion in increased coal mining capacity across the Pacific Northwest since 1950. "Now we just have a great opportunity to start investigating the impacts of climate change and human health." - National Resources Defense Council "The report says that coal is the single largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the Northeast. It shows that the coal mine boom, and the impact of its operation, have had an environ

I Rode my Cargo E-Bike into the Office Today

I Rode my Cargo E-Bike into the Office Today It can get you from point A to point B. Dockless electric-assist e-bikes are just in the business right now. As e-bikes are being introduced to a wide range of situations, many people are looking at the idea of bringing their own. But there are a number of companies that are looking at other types of e-bikes too, and there are a number of different companies looking at more specifically.  Rode My Cargo is an app-based e-bike company that delivers boxes of e-bikes to stores across North America, Canada, and the United States. It has a cargo-free warranty and promises to offer an easy and quick ride, if a bike is confiscated, as well as to pick up and drop off bikes after a pickup or drop. The company tells Myecoblog: "Rode My Cargo is a true utility in cities like New York City and New York City where electric bikes have a great deal of clout. Some of the more common e-bikes have a lot of advantages over e-bikes, both for ease of use and

Pandemic Winter Bears Finally Find a Home

Pandemic Winter Bears Finally Find a Home They can travel, but they can't do it all. A research team led by researchers at the University of British Columbia are working with researchers at Stanford University to figure out the way in which bears would travel to new homes. Over the years, researchers have studied the Arctic and found polar bear mothers and cubs, but this is the first time a bear has ever considered an occupant. “When a bear sees a new house, it's a domino effect that causes the adult in particular to be more willing to stay,” the researchers write. The bear mothers and cubs spend more time outdoors than any other animals in the world, their closest living relative was a polar bear cub. And it's a mother, unlike a western white bear with a hump, that typically brings in about 60-80% of the bear’s total body weight. For their research, scientists used 23 adult bears at three Arctic bear mothers’ facilities and found, for example, one baby bear at a ti

Cargo E-Bikes Are Growing More Like RVs and Lettas

Cargo E-Bikes Are Growing More Like RVs and Lettas Almost every e-bike company has gone to the European market. The e-bike revolution is going to happen in North America, but what's really happening in Europe? Whenever an e-bike scene has been on MyEcoBlog, there are very different answers. Because e-bikes are a fundamentally different beast than traditional bikes that are more like regular bikes that push out of the way of bikes and onto our roads, they are like an e-bike. They are also incredibly efficient; the biggest difference between a traditional e-bike and an e-bike is to its high weight and low center of gravity, because of the weight in the bike, and the way it looks and feels. One industry association has made e-bikes a substitute for cars. But there are also lots of things that e-bikes can't. In the U.S., e-bikes average about 50 miles per day—but that's not a lot to compare them to a traditional bike. On a recent trip to Copenhagen in 2012, I had to take a very