Articles and researches

March 4, 2020

Solar-powered home embraces tree canopy views in all directions

In the coastal township of Barwon Heads, Australian architecture firm Peter Winkler Architects has completed the Green Velvet House, a family’s solar-powered home that sensitively responds […]
March 4, 2020

Rescue dogs find help in unlikely places | MNN

It used to be that lost dogs or those needing new homes didn’t have all that many resources. Good Samaritans put up flyers on telephone poles […]
March 3, 2020

‘Blood snow’ invades the Antarctic | MNN

Aristotle called it “watermelon snow,” and some scientists call it “raspberry snow” but first impressions give way to something more macabre than these innocent nods to […]
March 3, 2020

Powerbarn is a bioenergy plant offering power to 84,000 families

In the rural commune of Russi in northeast Italy, Italian architecture firm Giovanni Vaccarini Architetti has converted an industrial zone once used for sugar production into […]
March 3, 2020

Half the world’s beaches could be gone by the end of this century | MNN

Life under climate change will not be a beach. In fact, future generations aren’t likely to know many sandy beaches at all. By the year 2100, […]
March 3, 2020

Eco-friendly spiritual living at Holy Wisdom Monastery

A basket of bread comes around, and the person next to me removes a chunk, holds it up and says, “Bread of life.” I accept it […]
March 3, 2020

Lake Erie winds transform houses into tawny ice palaces | MNN

Houses in Hamburg, New York, are covered in ice. (Photo: brittany_dur/Instagram) The residents of Hamburg, New York, know all about winter life near Lake Erie, but […]
March 3, 2020

Temple of Poop Outhouse with composting toilet fertilizes its rooftop garden

Latvian design and build workshop Zeltini has made answering the call of nature into an environmental statement with the “Temple of Poop,” a timber outhouse that […]