3 reasons why bamboo plywood is better than hardwood | Architecture And Design

From www.architectureanddesign.com.au | December 8, 2015 Hardwood has been relied upon by designers and builders for centuries as a proven and flexible building material across architecture, furniture and interior design projects. However, the increasing international demand for tropical hardwood has led to the destruction of rainforests in countries such as Brazil and Indonesia, contributing to climate change. Contractors, architects and builders today have access to timber products from …

Should the UK be subsidising the world’s first tidal lagoons? | Environment | The Guardian

… because of the expertise accrued through the construction of the Swansea plant combined with the economies of scale of building the much larger lagoon. “Full-scale tidal lagoon infrastructure gives the UK an opportunity to generate electricity from our amazing tidal range at a cost comparable to fossil fuel or nuclear generation. We have the best tidal resource in Europe and the second best worldwide. We now have a sustainable way to make the most of this natural advantage,” says Shorrock. …

Toyota follows Tesla, makes hydrogen patents open source

… means if you’re interested in building your own Mirai H2 car, you can now get some of the instructions. There’s a catch, though, in that Toyota’s H2 vehicle patents will only be free, “through the initial market introduction period, anticipated to last until 2020.” Patents about making and selling hydrogen will be free “for an unlimited duration.” Toyota’s Senior VP of Automotive Operations, Bob Carter, said that, “At Toyota, we believe that …

Rising Tide Vermont Turns Up The Heat In Climate Change Fight | Vermont Public Radio

When I met Sara Mehalick in late May, she had a bike lock around her neck. She’d chained herself to the front door of the Vermont Gas Systems headquarters building in South Burlington. Audio from this story will be posted at approximately 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 2. “I’m here today in defense of a livable planet and because the construction of new fossil fuel infrastructure like the proposed fracked gas pipeline is really the exact opposite direction that we need to be …