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Tiny house in Tokyo funnels light indoors with a curved roof

After spending a decade commuting to teach at Tokyo’s Waseda University and Art Architecture School, architect Takeshi Hosaka and his wife decided to leave their tiny 409-square-foot house in Yokohama for Tokyo, where they would build an even tinier house. Dubbed the Love2 House —the predecessor in Yokohama was called Love House—the micro-home spans just 334 square feet and is topped with a funnel-like roof to bring daylight deep inside the home. The tiny home features a minimalist and industrial…

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Episode 176: Investors dive into water risks, IKEA’s low-carbon shipping manifest

In this episode, Ceres director of investor engagement Monika Frayman chats about why the investment community is scrutinizing corporate water strategy. Plus, IKEA’s Angela Hultberg ponders the company’s early experiences with electric vehicles and last-mile delivery.

DiCaprio’s ‘Ice On Fire’ Doc Is A Climate Alarmist’s Dream

Leonardo DiCaprio returns, not as a starring actor, but as producer and narrator of a new climate documentary. “Ice on Fire,” now available through HBO, covers what director Leila Conners and her team view as the existential “climate crisis” facing…

World Cultural Council has announced the winners of the 2019 Albert Einstein World Award of Science

(Consejo Cultural Mundial) The winner of the 2019 Albert Einstein World Award of Science is Dr. Zhong Lin Wang, Chair and Regents Professor, School of Materials Science & Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. The 2019 Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts will be presented to Portuguese independent film producer, Paulo Branco.

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Radiohead dodges ransom request by releasing unheard tracks to benefit Extinction Rebellion

After an unknown music hacker stole unreleased music from Grammy-winners, Radiohead, the band published 18 hours of private soundtracks on Bandcamp, with the proceeds directly benefiting the Extinction Rebellion. The recordings were never intended for the public’s ear, however the band was left with little choice other than allowing the hacker to profit from their stolen recordings. The hacker as asking for $150,000 for the full 18 hours. Instead, the band acted quickly to ensure that the profits…

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ROCK MUSIC: Radiohead rejects ransom demand to help climate activists

The rock band Radiohead plans to sell hours of unreleased music — and donate the proceeds to a climate activist group — after lead guitarist Jonny Greenwood claimed yesterday that an unnamed hacker stole the music and demanded a $150,000 ransom for it.

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Seven commandments of Leave-No-Trace Camping

Spending time outside can have invaluable benefits for your mental, physical and spiritual health, but unless you’re practicing responsible environmental stewardship, you might be reaping the benefits while harming nature itself. Around the world, outdoor enthusiasts follow these seven simple codes to make sure that nature is clean and healthy not only for the future generation, but for the person coming behind you on the trail. 1. Plan ahead and prepare This is arguable the most important…

Arts institutions: cut your ties with BP | Farhana Yamin

When Extinction Rebellion activists shut down London in April, we sounded the alarm loud and clear about the climate and ecological crisis that threatens humanity’s very survival. In response, around the world, governments, local councils, companies and professionals are stepping…