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Wind Farm Set To Break Ground in Mongolia

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Project looks to exploit Asian country's enormous renewable energy potential

Construction on Mongolia's first wind farm is set to begin next week. The $120 million project will meet 5 percent of the nation's energy demands. The 50 megawatt wind farm is the first-ever private energy enterprise the arid East Asian country, which currently gets nearly all of its energy from coal. Mongolia is made up of a vast desert, with abundant opportunities for renewable......read more

Stefano Boeri's Bosco Verticale Breaks Ground in Milan

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The world's first "vertical forest" will produce energy and clean the air

Up until now, the concept of vertical farms has been just that: a fantastic idea, but not feasible in reality. Incorporating abundant plantlife into building facades was a dream for the future. Well, visionary Italian architect Stefano Boeri has changed all that with Bosco Verticale ("Vertical Forest"), now under construction in Milan. The 27-story building will be almost completely covered in......read more

Delancey Underground: The Low Line

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Subterranean park proposed for Manhattan's Lower East Side

In New York City, where land for parks is scarce, the biggest new green space is the High Line, a mile-long stretch of elevated railroad repurposed as park. Now, a group of innovative urbanists is proposing a subterranean version. As reported in this week’s issue of New York Magazine, the Delancey Underground (affectionately dubbed "The Low Line") would convert the......read more

Finding Common Ground in Cancun

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For climate consensus, look beyond carbon.

COP16 kicks off in Cancun, Mexico today, and expectations are low. It seems like not that long ago that the Copenhagen talks failed in such spectacular fashion. We can still taste the defeat. Tastes bad. Despite the dreary outlook, there is potential that something good can come from the meetings. But any chance at success will require that leaders shift their approach. In a recent NYT op-ed......read more

Magic Mushrooms

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"Mycotecture" exploits the green building potential of mycelium—the sturdy network of fibers that connect mushrooms underground.

At an organic farm just outside Monterey, Calif., a super-eco building material is growing in dozens of darkened shipping containers. The farm is named Far West Fungi, and its rusting containers are full of all sorts of mushrooms--shiitake, reishi and pom-pom, to name a few. But Philip Ross, an artist, an inventor and a seriously obsessed amateur mycologist, isn't interested in the fancy......read more

Scouts Unveil Eco Cabin

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Converted shipping container provides sustainable shelter for Boy Scouts at Catalina Island campground.

In his final address to the Boy Scouts, Sir Robert Baden-Powell told the troops to "leave this world a little better than you found it." Sixty years later, the organization still abides by its founder's words. Evidence is to be found at the Scouts' camp on Catalina Island, 19 miles off the coast of Southern California, where the group is pursuing a sustainable vision for its......read more

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