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13 fun and sustainable activities to enjoy before summer ends

The dog days of summer linger from early morning until late into the evening, providing plenty of opportunities to play, travel and work in the yard. If you’re focused on making sure those summer activities are earth-friendly, we’ve brainstormed some ideas to get you into the great outdoors without leaving a heavy footprint in your wake.


Energy-efficient home uses recycled heat to reduce C02 emissions

The Lane End House by PAD studio incorporates natural building material and sustainable solutions to increase energy-efficiency. The resulting design creates a passive home with a smaller environmental footprint and a focus on sustainability.  The exterior of the house contains balcony areas that act as solar shading for the property, complete with thoughtfully-places openings to create a greater distribution of natural ventilation to rid the home of intense heat during the hot Summer months.  Landscape-wise,…

AccuWeather Founder/CEO: No Evidence Heatwaves More Common From ‘Climate Change’

A story came to my attention recently that merited comment. It appeared in London’s The Telegraph and was headlined, “Give heatwaves names so people take them more seriously, say experts, as Britain braces for hottest day.” The story’s leaping-off point…

Fear of predators causes PTSD-like changes in brains of wild animals

A new study demonstrates that the fear predators inspire can leave long-lasting traces in the neural circuitry of wild animals and induce enduringly fearful behavior, comparable to effects seen in PTSD research.