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It's called Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion, or OTEC, and the world's largest plant was dedicated in Hawaii on August 21. It produces renewable energy by using the temperature difference between the ocean's deep cold water and warm surface water.
7 hours ago   EcoWatch
Megacities are the future of our planet. Author James Canton offers several visions and strategies to begin planning for them.
Dec 31, 2011   Significance
Google starts charging for its maps, and an open source alternative -- with support from Microsoft -- begins to challenge Google's dominance.
Dec 29, 2011   MIT Technology Review
A new report from the UK's Met Office Hadley Centre for Climate Change offers specific impact projections for 24 countries. CNN offers a slide show of recent calamities.
Dec 27, 2011   CNN
Archinect's John Cary compiles a comprehensive list of most forward-thinking designs in 2011 that have impacted people's lives, and the way they interact with the built environment.
Dec 25, 2011   Archinect
The tradition of celebrating Christmas in church has not changed, but the buildings have. Architects are redefining our urban landscape and not stopping short at sacred buildings.
Dec 25, 2011   The Architects' Journal
Eric Jaffe at Atlantic Cities assembles his collection of the best time lapse videos of cities.
Dec 24, 2011   Atlantic Cities
The temporary shop, formerly the type of thing one would only see at the holidays - think fireworks, or Christmas trees - is now hot.
Dec 20, 2011   Top Pop-Up Shops
Petroleum products are defined as refinery products, such as fuel. The U.S. passed a threshold in November. The EIA recorded 689.4 million barrels of oil refinery products imported and 753.4 million barrels exported in the first 9 months of 2011.
Dec 18, 2011   The Wall Street Journal - Business
Writing in Grist, Chuck Wolfe provides a counterintuitive look at what to do about potholes and how they could become "the universal darlings of walkable urbanism".
Dec 17, 2011   Grist
Poor air quality has led to an explosion of a health problems among vulnerable populations, claims the American Society of Landscape Architects. This video explains how urban forests provide environmental benefits to densely populated cities.
Dec 15, 2011   American Society of Lanscape Architects