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ArchWeek Green 2009.0420

Postby Kevin » Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:28 pm

Dear Designers, Builders, and Friends,

ArchWeek Green, from the editors of the leading architecture magazine online, brings you weekly sustainable design and building news from around our planet.

Joe Romm of Climate Progess gives a detailed dissection to the comments of House Minority Leader John Boehner (R, OH) in a recent ABC News interview. Here's just a bit of the discussion.

With two days until Earth Day 2009, it's clear we have a long way to go.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Let me ask you then about energy. We showed your statement on the president's decision through the EPA to regulate greenhouse gases. Also, you've come out against the president's proposal to cap-and-trade carbon emissions.

So what is the Republican answer to climate change? Is it a problem? Do you have a plan to address it?

BOEHNER: George, we believe that our all of the above energy strategy from last year continues to be the right approach on energy. That we ought to make sure that we have new sources of energy, green energy, but we need nuclear energy, we need other types of alternatives, and, yes, we need American-made oil and gas.

STEPHANOPOULOS: But that doesn't do anything when it comes to emissions, sir.

BOEHNER: When it comes to the issue of climate change, George, it's pretty clear that if we don't work with other industrialized nations around the world, what's going to happen is that we're going to ship millions of American jobs overseas. We have to deal with this in a responsible way.

STEPHANOPOULOS: So what is the responsible way? That's my question. What is the Republican plan to deal with carbon emissions, which every major scientific organization has said is contributing to climate change?

BOEHNER: George, the idea that carbon dioxide is a carcinogen that is harmful to our environment is almost comical. Every time we exhale, we exhale carbon dioxide. Every cow in the world, you know, when they do what they do, you've got more carbon dioxide. And so I think it's clear...


Yes, it certainly is! And if not yet, then the interview with annotations at Joe's blog, including helpful supporting links, shines further light.

House GOP Leader Boehner Denies Dangers of Carbon Dioxide - Climate Progress (blog), 2009.0420
http://climateprogress.org/2009/04/20/h ... n-comical/


Green and Sustainable Design and Building News This Week
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New Solar Farm Adds Hot Water to Cheap Electricity - Reuters, 2009.0420
http://www.reuters.com/article/environm ... H220090420

Exxon Bumps Wal-Mart to Claim Top of Fortune 500 List - Reuters, 2009.0420
http://www.reuters.com/article/ousiv/id ... HI20090420

EGU: Mountain High, Climate Change - Climate Feedback (blog), 2009.0420
http://blogs.nature.com/climatefeedback ... _chan.html

Stay Slim to Save the Planet - Reuters, 2009.0419
http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/ ... RG20090419

Britain to Boost "Green" Spending - Reuters, 2009.0419
http://www.reuters.com/article/environm ... IA20090419

New York Times and Washington Post Confuse Public with Coverage of EPA Endangerment Finding - Climate Progress (blog), 2009.0418
http://climateprogress.org/2009/04/18/n ... t-finding/

U.S. Court Strikes Down Bush Oil Leasing Plan - Reuters, 2009.0417
http://www.reuters.com/article/domestic ... RN20090417

Looking Beyond the E.P.A.'s Seal of Approval - New York Times, 2009.0416
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/16/garde ... .html?_r=1

Hello LEED v3! - ArchitectureWeek, 2009.0415
http://www.ArchitectureWeek.com/2009/0415/news_1-1.html
The U.S. Green Building Council is rolling out the
long-awaited LEED Version 3 on April 27, 2009. It's been
ten years since the first LEED version was released in
1999, and this release is intended to initiate a pattern
of biennial updates.

Green Synagogue - ArchitectureWeek, 2009.0415
http://www.ArchitectureWeek.com/2009/0415/index.html
When the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation of Evanston,
Illinois, set out to build a new synagogue, they found the
goal of achieving LEED Platinum certification arising
naturally from the spiritual context.

Water Worries Cloud Future for U.S. Biofuel - Reuters, 2009.0414
http://www.reuters.com/article/environm ... 0A20090414

Deciphering California's Efficiency Successes - New York Times, 2009.0414
http://greeninc.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/ ... successes/

Green Walls of China - Mother Nature Network, 2009.0414
http://www.mnn.com/the-home/building-re ... s-of-china

Living Buildings Are Cost Effective - Jetson Green, 2009.0414
http://www.jetsongreen.com/2009/04/fina ... dings.html

In Gritty Mexico City, a Design Boom - New York Times, 2009.0414
http://themoment.blogs.nytimes.com/2009 ... sign-boom/

LA Passes Ordinance for Green Building Retrofits - Sustainable Business, 2009.0414
http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/inde ... y/id/17995

Study: Cuts in Greenhouse Gas Could Lessen Warming - New York Times, 2009.0414
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009/04 ... nario.html

Steep Emissions Cuts Take a Chunk of Warming with Them - Study - Daily Climate, 2009.0414
http://wwwp.dailyclimate.org/tdc-newsro ... rming-with

World Will Not Meet 2C Warming Target, Climate Change Experts Agree - Guardian Unlimited, 2009.0414
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2 ... -target-2c

Obama Energy Chief Discusses Climate - New York Times, 2009.0414
http://greeninc.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/ ... s-climate/

Using Fungi to Replace Styrofoam - New York Times, 2009.0413
http://greeninc.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/ ... styrofoam/

When Lightning Strikes Wind Turbines II - New York Times, 2009.0413
http://greeninc.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/ ... rbines-ii/

Going Closer to the Sun for Solar Power - Reuters, 2009.0413
http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/20 ... lar-power/

The Greening of Yale: New Building Ushers in Energy-Saving Design - New Haven Register, 2009.0412
http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2009 ... tkroon.txt

Obama, Who Vowed Rapid Action on Climate Change, Turns More Cautious - New York Times, 2009.0411
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/11/us/po ... ?ref=earth

Heart of Canadian Oil Industry Goes Green in Construction - Financial Post, 2009.0410
http://www.financialpost.com/news-secto ... id=1484964

Home Green Home: Our Audit Results - New York Times, 2009.0410
http://greeninc.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/ ... t-results/

Restructuring in the Face of Climate Change - New York Times, 2009.0410
http://greeninc.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/ ... te-change/

Visit Updated Jefferson Homes in the Pursuit of History - USA Today, 2009.0410
http://www.usatoday.com/travel/destinat ... omes_N.htm

Housing Co-Operative Launches Zero-Carbon Housing Programme - Your Renewable News, 2009.0410
http://www.yourrenewablenews.com/housin ... 29240.html

Portland Buildings Coming Up Green - Dexigner, 2009.0410
http://www.dexigner.com/architecture/news-g17539.html

A Shift to Green Building - Montreal Gazette, 2009.0409
http://www.montrealgazette.com/Life/shi ... story.html

At U.N. Talks on Climate, Plans by U.S. Raise Qualms - New York Times, 2009.0409
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/09/world/09climate.html

Dissenter on Warming Expands His Campaign - New York Times, 2009.0409
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/10/us/po ... ?ref=earth

In Areas Fueled by Coal, Climate Bill Sends Chill - New York Times, 2009.0409
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/09/us/09 ... ?ref=earth

The Promise of a Better Light Bulb? - New York Times, 2009.0409
http://greeninc.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/ ... ight-bulb/

What Will Global Warming Look Like? Scientists Point to Australia - Los Angeles Times, 2009.0409
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld ... 5585.story

Stern Advice for Copenhagen - Nature, 2009.0409
http://www.nature.com/climate/2009/0905 ... 09.34.html

Americas on Alert for Sea Level Rise - BBC News, 2009.0408
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7977263.stm

Fundamentals of Constructing Sustainably - ArchitectureWeek, 2009.0408
http://www.archweek.com/2009/0408/environment_1-1.html

Empire State Building Plans Environmental Retrofit - New York Times, 2009.0407
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/07/scien ... ml?_r=1&hp

101 Uses for a Deserted Mall - New York Times, 2009.0404
http://roomfordebate.blogs.nytimes.com/ ... rted-mall/

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Architekten in Geneva, Switzerland - Jones Lang LaSalle, Clinton
Climate Initiative, Rocky Mountain Institute, and Johnson
Controls Inc in New York, New York - FARO architecten bv in
Amsterdam, Netherlands...


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