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An energy-optimized extension pierces a renovated brick bungalow

Having outgrown their single-story bungalow, a family approached Ghent-based architectural firm WE-S architecten for an expansion and renovation that would also bolster the home’s energy performance. The architects responded with an unusual proposal: an extension that appears to pierce straight through the existing structure at an angle. Clad in brick, the House TlL in Pittem, Belgium now spans 3,025 square feet with an east-west addition that follows site-specific passive design principles for…

Everest glaciers ‘retreating dramatically’ as pollution found buried deep in snow, scientist says – The Independent

Glaciers in the Everest region are melting at an alarming rate because of increasing pollution and global warming, a scientist has claimed. Professor John All, of Western Washington University, said his team discovered that samples of snow taken from the…

New sub-species of pilot whale identified in Pacific Ocean

Short-finned pilot whales are found over a wide swath of the world’s oceans, with habitats in the Indian, and Pacific, and North Atlantic oceans. Despite this wide distribution, the whales have been recognized as a single species — but a recent study has found that two unique subspecies actually exist.

Your bowl of rice is hurting the climate too – The Straits Times

LONDON (BLOOMBERG) – Eco-conscious consumers are giving up meat and driving electric cars to do their part for the environment, but what about that bowl of rice? Global rice farming, it turns out, could have the same detrimental effect on…

Guest blog – I must tell you something of the Beaver by Derek Gow

“I must tell you something of the Beaver”. When William Harrison the Canon of Windsor wrote those words in 1577 he presented his description of the beaver he knew in the following fashion “Certes the tail of this beast is…

The Myth Of The Green Wave

The EU elections last week produced an apparent surge of support for greens across Europe. Parties from the Greens-European Free Alliance (EFA), the EU grouping the UK Green Party belongs to, increased their vote share across the continent by 3.1…