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OFS furniture is eco-driven from tree to delivery

Based out of Huntingburg, IN, with multiple showrooms around the country, furniture manufacturer OFS sets the bar high for sustainable production, protecting the environment and setting an example for other companies.  Not only has OFS earned WELL Platinum certification for its home office, but it takes its environmentally-conscious stance so seriously...

High PFAS levels associated with breastfeeding issues

A study of 1,286 pregnant women found that those with high levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in their bodies are 20% more likely to stop breastfeeding early. Published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, research also found that PFAS affect pregnancy outcomes, growth and development into puberty and other aspects...

Los Angeles County to begin phasing out oil and gas drilling

When people think of Los Angeles, celebrities and fast cars probably come to mind before oil and gas drilling. But the county has a surprising number of active and abandoned wells. On Wednesday, Los Angeles County supervisors said no more drilling. As County Supervisor Janice Hahn put it, the plan is “a framework for how we transition from dirty fossil...

The world is failing to limit global warming

A newly released assessment by Climate Action Tracker (CAT) shows that nearly every nation has failed to meet a major climate goal. The goal in question is to keep global warming from rising 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, as per the Paris Agreement. The report, released on Wednesday, showed only one country’s actions to be compatible...

An entire street of 3D printed homes in Texas are move-in ready

This is East 17th Street, a collection of homes that range in size and style. It’s got beautiful construction, lovely walkways and landscaping. But what truly makes this Austin, Texas project unique is that these are the first 3D-printed homes for sale in America. Yes, you read that correctly. These homes were all made with a 3D printer. The homes...

Renzo Piano-inspired Skyhouse nestles into Hollywood Hills

Inspired by Renzo Piano’s Fondation Beyeler museum in Switzerland, Skyhouse by XTEN Architecture is a multi-award-winning home in the Hollywood Hills. The 12,000-square-foot house consists of five bedrooms and seven bathrooms with amenities including an infinity pool, home gym, theater and eight-car garage. Located on a cul-de-sac in the Bird Streets...

Explore Minetta Lane, a green townhouse with a climbing wall

Kushner Studios has completed a major renovation of a century-old townhouse in Minetta Lane, Greenwich Village. Glorious expansive living spaces look out onto New York’s skyline through a woven steel and foliage facade. The towering home even has its own climbing wall! With over 4,800 square feet of interior space and 1,200 square feet of outdoor...

Will COP26 be postponed?

Most studies coming out on climate change emphasize the need for immediate action. But now, almost 1,600 nonprofits want to postpone the COP26 climate summit until next year. The reason? Unequal access to the COVID-19 vaccine, which could prevent delegates from less developed countries from participating. More than 200 countries are part of the annual...

Khawarizm Studio showcases unique 3D printed vase and lamp

In 2020, Khawarizm Studio’s 3D-printed smart lamp “The Future Catcher” (also known as LouLou, after the Arabic word for “pearls”) placed third in the 2020 3D Printed Luminaire Design Competition and was exhibited at Dubai Design Week. The light fixture design was a reference to Arabian wind catchers and meant to boost awareness of 3D printing in lighting...

Surprise wasps and bacterium complicate butterfly study

The introduction of new species to other territories could have unforeseen consequences. According to a study published in Molecular Ecology, introducing new species to an area could bring along other organisms and pathogens. One such case dates back three decades when caterpillars of the Glanville fritillary (Melitaea cinxia) butterfly were introduced...

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