28 Aug '12, 5pm

As Isaac rages on, a look back at Irene and a look forward at how #resilient our cities are. @NRDC

Watching our sweet little brook turn into a raging river during Hurricane Irene was one of the most terrifying experiences of my life. An NRDC report tries to re-create this experience for others--before it's too late. Not in your back yard? With global warming, you don't have a choice in the matter. There's nothing like seeing your kids' tire swing bouncing around in your sweet little burbling brook to convince you of that. In the process of buying our house in 2006, we learned that it had been built on a FEMA-designated 100-year floodplain; the bank refused to give us a loan unless we purchased flood insurance. Grumble, grumble: another expensive mortgage hoop to jump through. We of course signed up for the insurance but talked about asking FEMA to reconsider our designation. We never did that, and now we never will. Face-to-face with flash flooding Like much of Southern...

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care2.com 29 Aug '12, 12am

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grist.org 29 Aug '12, 5pm

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Updated Blog: Making a change - New Look #BeautyTips #Hairdo

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shannonchow.com 28 Aug '12, 5pm

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transport.nsw.gov.au 29 Aug '12, 1am

Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today announced the start of a national and world-wide search for the CEOs of th...

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transport.nsw.gov.au 29 Aug '12, 2am

Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian today announced the start of a national and world-wide search for the CEOs of th...

Do green homes have to look weird?

greenbuildingadvisor.com 28 Aug '12, 4pm

I certainly agree that weird is in the eye of the beholder; however, when I started designing passive solar homes in the 1...

Nike Air Max 95 – Wolf Grey / Blue Glow (Another Look) #Nike

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kicksonfire.com 29 Aug '12, 4am

Landing at stateside accounts now including Boston-based CNCPTS is the Nike Air Max 95 – Wolf Grey / Blue Glow , which we ...

Alan Meier, The Rising Cost of Water ( via @homeenergymag ) #water #energy #sustainability

Alan Meier, The Rising Cost of Water ( via @hom...

homeenergy.org 01 Sep '12, 3pm

The institutions are different. There are about 50,000 water utilities in the USA—that’s fifteen times more than electric ...

What other cities can learn from Seattle’s troubled ‘deep green’ building program

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grist.org 24 Aug '12, 11am

The Bullitt Center will feature 100 percent solar power, a rain garden, and composting toilets. In 2009, Seattle set out t...

Some scary and fascinating insight on air condi...

spectrum.ieee.org 24 Aug '12, 6am

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