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Living Off the Grid: The New Normal

More and more people worldwide are living off the grid. That’s grid as in power grid, as in getting electricity from public utilities that draw on regional transmission systems. As consumers, extricating ourselves from utility companies and getting electricity from sustainable sources has always been the stuff of self-reliant rogues. But that trend is changing

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Rooftop Choices to Cool Things Down by Paul Rivers for ClimateYou

So here’s the question: If you’re an urban apartment dweller, what are your rooftop options? How can you, as a tenant, educate yourself and figure out which kind of rooftop is the most feasible for your particular building. For example, green and white or reflective roofs are growing as technologies to replace inefficient and heat

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Urban Heat Island: An Environmental and Public Health Crisis by ClimateYou blogger Paul Rivers

With the coming impacts of climate change it is important that government agencies begin to address the forms of city infrastructure that prolong hot weather conditions. Climate change will result in increasing air temperatures in city areas, exposing residents to harmful high temperatures. It is well documented that cities around the world experience what is

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Manufacturing Islands to cope with Rising Sea-levels by City-Tech blogger Dave Persaud

As sea levels rise more and more, it’s becoming crucial for us to find a way to cope with this change. One nonprofit company, Seasteading Institute aims to help us cope with this issue by building islands to form a city in the South Pacific. This plan will allow us to live on these islands

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Building Greener by City-Tech Blogger Dave Persaud

I came across an article on ClimateYou that discussed building passive homes. Passive homes are homes that are built to a high standard which are very energy efficient and requires little heat to warm the house. The house is built using very good insulation and sealed air tight to maintain the temperatures inside. It uses solar energy

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