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Sick homes, micro houses and building homes from earth

Sick homes, micro houses and building homes from earth

Avoid toxins, contaminants to create a healthy home environment – Journal Sentinel

Improving the indoor environment can have a positive impact on our well being - but where do you start? Nancy A. Herrick suggests some of the ways your home is making you sick, and offers suggestions for improving your health.

Source: Avoid toxins, contaminants to create a healthy home environment – Journal Sentinel

How fast fashion hurts environment, workers, society – Phys.org

The impact your convenient, disposable clothing is having is explained in this clear, concise article.

Source: How fast fashion hurts environment, workers, society – Phys.org

Weaving new life into discarded plastics Eco Spindles is pioneering the nation in recycling revolution – Daily Mirror

What do you do with all the waste plastic? This company in Sri Lanka is using proven technologies to create yarn, paint brushes and more. It's a great boost to the country's growing focus on sustainability and reuse.

Source: Weaving new life into discarded plastics Eco Spindles is pioneering the nation in recycling revolution – Daily Mirror

Tiny House Prefab Smart Home – Apartment Therapy

Small homes have been blasted in recent years, thanks in part to rising house prices. Undeterred, the Flex House offers compact 2 bedroom living in a design that gives you enough space to enjoy life.

Source: Tiny House Prefab Smart Home – Apartment Therapy

Building walls with earth – The Hindu

Could we return to old building techniques by using earth? Architect Sathya Prakash Varanashi thinks the technology exists to make it an attractive and sustainable proposition.

Source: Building walls with earth – The Hindu

Bridgeland’s 4th Avenue flyover repurposing takes national award – CBC News

The space under flyovers and overpasses is often dead. Unsuitable for housing or business (with a few exceptions), one Canadian town is transforming one into a community space - and its gaining attention and awards.

Source: Bridgeland’s 4th Avenue flyover repurposing takes national award – CBC News

Planned wild boar cull in Poland angers conservationists – The Guardian

Tackling an outbreak of African Swine Fever requires virtually all wild boar in Poland to be culled, argues the government. Conversationists and scientists aren't so sure, and worry it could damage a fragile ecosystem.

Source: Planned wild boar cull in Poland angers conservationists – The Guardian

Snøhetta Designs New Danube River District for Budapest – ArchDaily

Expanding a city doesn't have to involve high-rise towers overwhelming one another. This expansion project in Hungary's capital combines open green spaces and channels to bring the Danube into the heart of the development.

Source: Snøhetta Designs New Danube River District for Budapest – ArchDaily

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