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Methane: the Closet Greenhouse Gas

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It is flatulated, it is belched, it emanates from excrement and urine, and there is an awful lot of it being produced every day by over six billion humans and about as many farm animals – not counting fowl. While the world is pointing its wavering finger at carbon dioxide as the chief culprit,... Read More...

When the Grass Isn’t Green

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It will be a surprise to many that Fox News, normally a bastion of anti-environmental rhetoric, declared its concern that grass-carpeted city parks in dry parts of the country are “Bad for the Environment.” Fox’s reasoning – that the grassy areas release more carbon into the atmosphere than they capture – is right on... Read More...

Three New Materials that will Change Building Envelopes

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This time we’re presenting three materials that are going to have a big impact on the design of envelopes for sustainable buildings. The first is a Green Cement that is made as a precipitate of processed CO2. Another is Nansulate®, a coating that has excellent thermal resistance properties and also provides mold protection. The... Read More...

Green Buildings: Greening the Air

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“What do you put in the air?” the building superintendent at the Hearst Tower on 57th Street in New York City says he is frequently asked. What the people who work there sense as something added is actually something taken away: the off-gassing of toxic chemicals from flooring materials, wall paints and furniture, the... Read More...

GREEN BOOKS

Water: Our Most Precious Resource: by Marc Devilliers. This highly readable report on the looming global water crisis is amazingly informative on water issues around the world from China to Texas.

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