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When the sun radiates blistering heat, how hot the air feels depends on how much moisture is in it. Ninety degrees Fahrenheit could pass for an unpleasant 100 degrees or a dangerous 132.
A major problem for boat owners is that on the hull of the ship, mussels, algae, and barnacles start to grow. These creatures can damage the paint, slow down the boat, and can cause the boat to become off balance, so unless you like to keelhaul people, it’s best to prevent this kind of growth.… Continue reading https://materia.nl/article/boat-coating-crustacean-waste
Not long ago, I attended a memorial service on top of the Greenland ice sheet for a man I did not know. The service was an intimate affair, with only four people present. I worried that I might be regarded as an interloper and thought about stepping away. But I was clipped onto a rope,… Continue reading http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/10/24/greenland-is-melting
A zero-emissions train that runs on just steam and condensed water has successfully completed its first test run in Germany. The Coradia iLint is the world’s only fuel cell passenger train, according to its French makers Alstom, who design environmentally-friendly rail solutions.
Vipp is upscaling its classic accessories and recent kitchen and bathroom modules to build shelters. The driving ambition of the Danish company means that you can now match your kitchen and its accessories to your nature retreat. The result is a modern escape, powerful in its simplicity yet packed with exquisitely conceived details.
A new type of modular tile promises to help reduce flooding in cities hit by increased rainfall due to climate change. The streets of Copenhagen will be a testing ground for the Climate Tile, which was created by Danish architecture studio Tredje Natur and has been in development since 2014.