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Recent Issues Blog Posts
  • The Largest Picture Ever Taken
     
    Our Universe is absolutely huge! We are but a speck in space.
  • Climate Accountability of CO2
     
    The Climate Accountability Institute has updated its Carbon Majors Project which details the direct and product-related emissions traced to the major industrial carbon producers in the oil, natural gas, coal, and cement industries through 2013.
  • Avgas
     
    Avgas (aviation gas) contains lead and avgas is unregulated. Aviation aircraft is the single largest source of lead emissions.
  • Record Warmth in July
     
    Record Warmth in Northeastern Canada, Norway, Denmark. Record cold in Indiana and Arkansas.
  • Global Water Volume
     
    Our oceans are but a thin film on Earth's surface.
  • Not in My Backyard!
     
    Exxon CEO files suit to stop construction of a water tower to be built adjacent to his Texas ranch.
Recent Building Blog Posts
  • Straw Bale Greenhouses
     
    With a minimum R value of 38, straw bale is always a great choice for at least one wall in a cold climate greenhouse.
  • Shed of the Year
     
    Each year in the UK there is a Shed of the Year Contest.
  • Klinker Brick
     
    Klinker or clinker bricks were overcooked rejects, a product of intense and smokey coal-fired kilns. They were considered a waste product until early Craftsman builders found their sculptural architectural merits.
  • Mirrored Buildings
     
    Beautiful buildings but the thought of birds flying into the glass is dreadful, so all large panes of mirror should have a deterrent, like a hawk cut-out or strips of ribbon hanging in front. Nesting season would be a particularly problematic time.
  • Bark Shingles
     
    No maintenance, long lasting, impenetrable poplar bark siding is a cradle to cradle siding option.
  • Bark Walls
     
    Bark Walls. Bark is waterproof and will not rot; its familiar surface is richly graphic.
Recent Art Blog Posts
  • Honey Godesses
     
    Honey and butterfly Godess paintings by Lea Bradovich.
  • Robert Tatin
     
    Robert Tatin's sculptural retirement home in France.
  • Bark Furniture and Accessories
     
    Bark Furniture and Accessories. Bring bark indoors. It is long lasting and visually interesting.
  • Karen Hackenberg
     
    Karen Hackenberg paints local beach-found detritus that washes up near her Discovery Bay, Washington studio.
  • Snow Drawings
     
    Drawing on pristine snow with snowshoes.
  • Adzuki Beans
     
    An overlooked sculpture medium. Wet the adzuki beans and mix with glue.
Recent Movies Blog Posts