The United Kingdom might soon create new national parks

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In an op-ed for the Sunday Telegraph, United Kingdom Environment Secretary Michael Gove announced a new review process which could result in the creation of new national parks in England. Nearly seventy years after the creation of the first English national parks, Gove wrote that “the time is right” to consider creating new protected areas in the United Kingdom. As the human population grows and natural habitat declines in the United Kingdom, Gove wrote that the British people should “look afresh… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



After 250 earthquakes in 24 hours, Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano might erupt

Kilauea, the most active of the five volcanoes on Hawaii’s Big Island, could erupt, according to The Independent. After a collapse event at the Pu’u ‘Ō’ō vent, in the volcano’s East Rift Zone, around 250 earthquakes happened, according to the United States Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Here’s why you might see a cancer warning on your coffee in California

The battle has been raging for years: is coffee a carcinogen or not? A judge in California wants to put the matter rest, after declaring that there’s enough evidence for risk that California coffee sellers should have to post a warning.

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Denver might require green roofs on new large buildings

In November, voters in Denver will go to the polls to approve or disapprove a new ballot initiative that would require most new buildings of at least 25,000 square feet to include a “green roof,” one covered with trees, vegetables or other plants that adds aesthetic value and helps to counteract the urban heat island effect. Although the idea of green roofs is broadly popular, the mandate to require them, something that even liberal San Francisco has not implemented, is somewhat controversial. “I… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building