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16/01/2018

Atmosphere
  • More Female Sea Turtles Born as Temperatures Rise (17/01/2018)

    Male hatchlings are disappearing on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, a new study shows, because the growing warmth of nests produces more females.

  • How Much Has ‘Climate Change’ Been Scrubbed From Federal Websites? A Lot. (17/01/2018)

    A new study found that the Trump administration has systematically removed, altered or played down references to climate change on federal websites.

  • To Fight Climate Change, New York City Takes On Oil Companies (17/01/2018)

    The de Blasio administration is suing five major oil companies over climate change, and urging city pension funds to divest from fossil fuel firms.

  • Built environment
  • Cool Roofs Have Water Saving Benefits Too (16/01/2018)

    The energy and climate benefits of cool roofs have been well established: By reflecting rather than absorbing the sun’s energy, light-colored roofs keep buildings, cities, and even the entire planet cooler. Now a new study by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has found that cool roofs can also save water by reducing how much is needed for urban irrigation.

  • New biomass plant to cut Simon Fraser University's greenhouse gases by two-thirds (16/01/2018)

    A new project at Simon Fraser University (SFU) will soon divert wood waste from the landfill and help reduce greenhouse gasses at the University.SFU and SFU Community Trust are collaborating with Corix Multi-Utility Services Inc., on a $33-million community-based biomass project called the Burnaby Mountain District Energy Utility (BMDEU).

  • A Tiny House Big on Style (16/01/2018)

    Three years ago, when Carleton architecture student and national team whitewater kayaker, Ben Hayward, took time off from his studies to train and compete in Europe in a bid to qualify for the 2016 Olympics in Rio, the cost of accommodation and travel was tough to manage on his amateur athlete’s budget.So Hayward bought a used flatbed truck for just over $2,000 and, with $7,500 in materials and help from a Welsh mechanic friend, built a 72-square-foot wooden camper with a small wind turbine, solar panels and a round door at the back. He lived in the “Hobbit Van” for two years, driving from country to country to attend races, sleeping in parking lots.

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