Kanga sustainable design portable room kits

Kanga Room Systems Offers Tiny, Portable Eco-Friendly Kit Buildings | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Andrew Michler INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Green Architect & Cradle to Cradle Founder William McDonough TweetShare on TumblrEmail INHABITAT: What inspired you to write ‘Cradle to Cradle‘ (the book) and launch the Cradle to Cradle system? William McDonough: From an early age, I was fascinated by differing attitudes towards resources. Growing up in Japan and Hong Kong, I was given my first look at complete material cycles, where waste becomes […] READ MORE >, inhabitat.com

Texas-based Kanga Room Sys­tems builds pre­fab­ri­cat­ed aux­il­iary units for your home or busi­ness. Whether you’re look­ing for a stu­dio, office, extra liv­ing space, or an extra room, these basic …

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Visualizing global water risk

An Incredibly Detailed Map Shows The Potential Of Global Water Risks
BY ARIEL SCHWARTZ, fastcoexist.com

Aqueduct, a new tool from the World Resources Institute, lets you see all the bad things that might stem from water, from droughts to floods and beyond.

Remem­ber the drought that hit the U.S. in 2012? It was a big deal, even if it didn’t…

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Toxic toys may be poisoning our best friends

Toxic toys may be poisoning our best friends
By Susie Cagle, grist.org

My favorite peo­ple to buy hol­i­day presents for are ani­mal peo­ple. They are always so grate­ful! But some­times maybe they shouldn’t be.

A new study out of Texas Tech finds that the chem­i­cals in hard plas­tic bumper dog toys read­i­ly leac…

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America’s first bookless public library

America’s first bookless public library will look ‘like an Apple Store’
By Laura June, theverge.com

Bexar Coun­ty, Texas says that it will open the first 100 per­cent dig­i­tal pub­lic library sys­tem in the coun­try, unveil­ing plans for its first loca­tion this past week. The plan has been in the works for a while, head­ed up by Bexar Coun­ty…

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Gen Y professionals give up cubicles for personal control

American Dream Fades for Generation Y Professionals
By Elliot Blair Smith -, bloomberg.com

After being dis­missed from her job as a Mid­town Man­hat­tan secu­ri­ties attor­ney in Octo­ber 2009, Christi­na Tretter-Herriger hitched a used horse trail­er to her Dodge Ram pick­up and drove 1,628 miles to Texas.

The 32-year-old lawyer sold…

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Evolution is a thing

(via Evolution is a thing – The Maddow Blog)

Ohio really did go to the president last night.

And he really did win.
And he really was born in Hawaii.
And he really is -legitimately- President of the United States.
Again.

And the Bureau of Labor Statistics did not make-up a fake unemployment rate last month.
And the Congressional Research Service really can find no evidence
That cutting taxes on rich people grows the economy.

And the polls were not skewed to over-sample Democrats.
And Nate Silver was not making up fake projections about the election
To make conservatives feel bad.
He was doing math.

And climate change is real.
And rape really does cause pregnancy sometimes.
And evolution is a thing.
And Benghazi was an attack on us.
It was not a scandal by us.

And no one is taking away anyone’s guns.
And taxes haven’t gone up.
And the deficit is dropping, actually.
And Saddam Hussein didn’t have weapons of mass destruction.

And the moon landing was real.
And FEMA isn’t building concentration camps.
And UN election observers aren’t taking over Texas.
And moderate reforms of the regulations on the insurance industry
And the financial services industry
Are not the same thing as communism.

Listen.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention databases for pharma intelligence

 

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By far the best datasets for disease info are the CDC’s…

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.