The US is now the only country in the world to refuse the Paris Climate Agreement

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Well, this is embarrassing. The war-torn country of Syria has officially signed the Paris Climate Agreement, leaving the United States as the only country to refuse the climate change deal. Though Barack Obama entered the US into the deal during his time as president, Donald Trump quickly withdrew the nation after his inauguration earlier this year.

The Middle East nation made the announcement in Bonn, Germany, at the COP 23 UN climate summit. Even though Syria is facing its sixth… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



US states and cities say they’re sticking to the Paris Accord without Trump

President Donald Trump said he was elected to represent Pittsburgh, not Paris, as he withdrew the United States from the Paris Agreement on Thursday. Pittsburgh, apparently, doesn’t think much of his leadership. The mayor of that city along with 29 other mayors, three state governors, over 80 university presidents, and over 100 businesses have banded together to commit to the Paris Accord without the president. Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, who’s helping lead the effort, said in an… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

BREAKING: Trump announces U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement

During a highly anticipated speech at the Rose Garden, climate change denier President Donald Trump announced that the United States of America will be withdrawing from the Paris agreement entered into under Barack Obama’s leadership. President Trump stated that the accord was “bad” in addition to poorly negotiated by the Obama administration and that he “is keeping his campaign promise to put American workers first.”

Part of Trump’s speech read, ”The Paris Accord is a… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

World officials entreat Trump to stay in Paris agreement

President Donald Trump’s actions don’t just impact the United States. As the world grapples with climate change, orders on the Clean Power Plan and oil drilling impact the rest of the world. The Guardian spoke with world leaders, some of whom were involved in the 2015 Paris climate deal, who agree it would be disastrous if Trump were to pull America out of the historic agreement. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Flying water taxis are hitting the rivers of Paris this summer

Parisians will soon have the opportunity to glide down rivers to get around the city, instead of riding in polluting cars. SeaBubble, a company creating flying water taxis, will debut their innovative mode of green transportation in Paris this summer on the River Seine. Think Uber, but for rivers – five people can climb aboard a SeaBubble and pay fares comparable to ridesharing services. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

BIGs looping station design in Paris turns bridge into public space

Danish firm Bjarke Ingels Group and French studio Silvio D’ascia Architecture unveiled new renderings of their competition-winning designs for a loop-shaped metro station in Paris. Created as part of Société du Grand París’ Grand Paris Express project, the Pont de Bondy station is one of 68 new stations planned for the redevelopment that will expand the existing metro system by 200 kilometers. The sculptural station will include a bridge and tunnel wrapped around a giant atrium next to the riverbank…. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Hard-won Paris climate agreement officially goes into force

Related: UN warns of 3C global temperature increase without swift and aggressive global leadership

Via The Guardian

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Paris allows anyone to plant an urban garden

Related: Plant-covered Mobile Green Living Room travels through Europe

Via La Relève et La Peste

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Tiny 86-Square-Foot Flat in Paris Transforms Like a Swiss Army Knife

The space, located on the top level under the roof of an old Haussmann building in Paris. Originally designed as maids’ quarters, today these small nooks often loose their purpose and either converted into attics and storage spaces or left unused.

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Stunning new wooden sports center in Paris is hidden underneath sprawling green roof

A large green landscape dominates this new sprawling sports center located in the suburbs of Paris. Designed by Gaetan Le Penhuel Architecture, the Clamart Sports Center houses four schools under a vast green carpet and a huge curved shell supported by structurally efficient laminated wooden beams.

The complex is framed by two contrasting urban conditions-a suburban zone of detached houses in the south, and a uniform configuration of social housing towers in the north. In order to reconcile the… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building