Critical climate record satellite program at risk after Congress slashes funding

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Scientists all over Earth depend on sea ice data from United States military satellites. But one of those satellites recently broke down – and only three ageing ones remain. Even worse, earlier this year the United States Congress said a backup probe had to be dismantled because they didn’t want to pay to keep it in storage. Nearly 40 years of Arctic and Antarctic sea ice satellite measurements could soon be disrupted. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Congress maneuvers to give away 640 million acres of American land

Republican Congressmen would love to keep you distracted with the healthcare battle. And while that fight is of huge importance, they’re using that publicity to take quiet steps in the background to View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Ekaterinensky Congress Center glows like a lantern on the Kuban River in Russia

Piuarch’s proposal for the new Ekaterinensky Congress Center in Krasnodar, Russia, envisions a three-story cultural complex that offers scenic views of the river bay and includes a pedestrian plaza connecting the city to the river. The complex reconciles the city’s geometric urban grid with the organic quality of the natural landscapes that dominates the river bank.

The building combines orthogonal and curved surfaces with a glass curtain facade that follows the sinuous plan of the building volume… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Beautiful Marrakesh Congress Center design brings a modern touch to traditional Moroccan architecture

Known colloquially as “The Red City” for the prevalence of red sandstone architecture, Marrakesh is packed with mosques, palaces, and markets ringed by old fortified city walls. In keeping with the local vernacular, the 14,000-square-meter Marrakesh Congress Center would be built with red natural stone. Its blocky form brings to mind strength and fortification. The facade’s patterned perforations allow diffused natural light to pass into the interior while blocking unwanted solar gain.

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Congress Green Cemetery

Congress Green Cemetery is located a short distance from President William Henry Harrison’s tomb in North Bend Ohio. Among the earliest burials in the cemetery is John Cleves Symmes. Mr. Symmes was a member of the United States House of Representatives, a judge of the Northwest Territory, and father-in-law to President William Henry Harrison.