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Michael Thompson
ESL & German instructor, zoo docent, and editor. Loves birding, beer & brewing, science, literature.
ESL & German instructor, zoo docent, and editor. Loves birding, beer & brewing, science, literature.
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Thanks to global warming, Antarctica is starting to turn green
http://wapo.st/2qvven2

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Experts fear ‘quiet springs’ as songbirds can’t keep up with climate change
http://wapo.st/2pQnU1N

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This Eco-Village Is An Environmentalist’s Dream

Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut, who previously dreamed up this Dragonfly vertical farm to be placed in New York City as well as the idea of Chinese “farmscrapers,” has been deemed an eco-utopian architect, a description that seems perfectly apt in relation to his latest project: Flavours Orchard is a concept created for a private Chinese developer to build a high-tech eco-friendly city in China that centers on community gardening. On the site of a former industrial wasteland near the city of Kunming in southern China, the enclave would include 45 energy-efficient villas designed to produce more energy than they consume, through solar panels, geothermal heat exchangers, and combined heat and power units that gather energy during the day to keep the house warm at night, according to a brief describing the concept. Inhabitants would grow food in the community’s orchard and garden, and an underground network of garages would house electric cars powered by the villas’ excess energy.
link: https://www.fastcodesign.com/3027132/this-eco-village-is-an-environmentalists
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Detailed replica of Manhattan carved out in a 2.5 tonne block of marble by the Japanese artist Yutaka Sone 
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This looks pretty sweet! I hope it shows up in the next Redstone release in the fall.

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Inhabitat: New NOAA tool shows how climate change will affect your neighborhood. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw8Ijfzzk

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Find and buy shade-grown coffee to support tropical habitats.

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I would love to try this:

How Much Silence Is Too Much? I Found Out https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/07/arts/design/guggenheim-museum-doug-wheeler-synthetic-desert.html

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Nuanced look. Additional, nuanced solutions:

The Guardian: There’s another story to tell about climate change. And it starts with water. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw9pmy5DQ
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