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Green News Report - August 13, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

In Today's Audio Report: Another win for coal companies; of green roofs & red tomatoes...PLUS: Town Hall Follies, now with Clean Coal!

Homeless Teens to Create 'Skyscraper Garden' Above New York City | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The teens recently completed the first stage of the project, done in collaboration with Seeding the City--planting a green roof on the ninth story of ...

Modern Green Living: Green Roof, Awesome Design

dornob | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Viewed from above or around, the house blends wonderfully into the landscape - even the gentle curves and straight lines seem to work with the horizon...

Low-Tech Green Walls: Plant Vines For Insulation | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Vines such as ivy, russian-vine and virgina creeper grow quickly and have an immediate effect; according to Climbers can dramatica...

Building Covered In Green Hides Huge Interiors

dornob | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Mass Studies pulled no punches in this South Korean shop design, going from an entirely offbeat green-covered building decked in geo-textiles to form ...

Green Walls: 15 Buildings With Vertical Vegetation

WebEcoist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Vertical gardens bring lush, verdant life to even the coldest and barest of surfaces, both indoors and out. These 'living walls' increase interior hum...

HuffPost Readers Sent In Their Green Roofs -- Now Pick Your Favorite!

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Last week, we asked HuffPost Green readers to send in their photos of green roofs. To recap, when we say "green roof," we mean putting plant life on t...

Send Us Photos Of Your Green Roofs!

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

I've lived in urban apartments for all of my adult life, which means I haven't had a garden, and I certainly haven't had a victory garden. That might ...

GREEN ROOFS: All You Need To Know

The Carbon-Free Home | Stephen and Rebekah Hren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Plants can help us eliminate our use of fossil fuels in ways beyond providing us with local food. By incorporating vegetation into our landscape throu...

Greening Hollywood: Democratizing Sustainability

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paige Donner

I'll 'fess up. "Democratizing sustainability," is not a phrase I coined nor one I've even used before.

Green Roofs: Practical Questions With Malcolm Gladwell | Malcolm Gladwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

MG: How do you install it? AN: Well, first you want to make sure your roof is waterproof. So you don't want to just put a green roof on top of shingl...

New Greenhouse Effect: Global Cooling?

Josie Garthwaite | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josie Garthwaite

Roofs account for 25% of total surface area in most cities, and pavement accounts for around 35%. If 100 major cities covered that space with reflective materials, it could offset as much as 44 metric gigatons of heat-trapping gases.


Stefanie Michaels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Stefanie Michaels

Hotels are looking for new ways to run more efficiently and looking to nature to give them some ideas. The latest in green technology is allowing hote...

California Academy Of Sciences Green Roof Slideshow

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

California Academy of Sciences A window on the roof of the new California Academy of Sciences building in San Francisco offers a view inside. Archite...

Raising The Roof: Big Buildings Going Green | Bryn Nelson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The Washington Nationals' new baseball stadium opened the 2008 season with one. Vancouver's 2010 Winter Olympics will feature many more. And earlier t...