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7 Cities That Are Starting To Go Car-Free After over a hundred years of living with cars, some cities are slowly starting to realize that the automobile doesn't make a lot of sense in the urban context. It isn't just the smog or the traffic deaths; in a city, cars aren't even a convenient way to get around. Traffic in London today moves slower than an average cyclist (or a horse-drawn carriage). Why are we a nation of tree-huggers? 3 February 2011Last updated at 15:44 By Jon Kelly BBC News Magazine Plans to transfer ownership of many public forests in England have provoked a huge row. But why are we so protective of our woodlands?

Sifting through the mounting problem of e-waste (CNN) -- Clouds of black smoke from burning plastic hang over the sites of Nigeria's vast dumps, as tiny figures pick their way through slicks of oily water, past cracked PC monitors and television screens. Toxins from dumped electronics in developing countries has been seen as a growing problem. But it isn't just a cut from broken glass these mainly young scavengers are risking.

Half Price Books - Sell to Us Think you might like to collect books? Book collecting should reflect your own interests. Collect what you love. If you want to hold on to memories of your childhood, collect illustrated children's books. If you're an avid mystery reader, collect first editions by your favorite mystery book authors. If you want to have fine leather bindings, seek them out. Could Braille Touch app revolutionize texting? Would anyone describe typing on an iPhone as a pleasant experience? I think the answer lies in all those "sent from iPhone, excuse any iTypos" signatures out there. Here to texters' rescue is Braille Touch, a new app that enables people to type messages on an Android or iOS touch screen without having to look down. The app is designed for people who are visually impaired, but that doesn't mean the rest of us can't use it too. "We have become slaves to keyboards that are too small and that have too many buttons," Mario Romero, a post-doctoral fellow at Georgia Tech's School for Interactive Computing and the lead researcher on a paper about Braille Touch, said in an interview with The Times.

The Top 10 Most Innovative Sustainable Buildings Of 2014 By next year, as much as 48% of new non-residential building construction will be green, according to estimates. Sustainable architecture is no longer rare, and that’s something that’s happened fairly quickly--from 2005 to 2012, the number of new green building designs jumped up 39%. So when there’s an award for the best sustainable architecture, it’s no longer enough to have just a few ad hoc features, like rooftop solar panels or a rainwater collection system. A new roundup of the top 10 current examples of sustainable architecture--selected by the American Institute of Architects' Committee on the Environment--showcase projects that have a “thoroughly integrated” approach to sustainable design.

Plastic Cup Lamp Now that my university is closed for winter holidays, I finally have more free time to do all the crafty things I’ve been wanting to. One of these is a lamp made from plastic cups I’ve seen at taf, the art foundation, in the Monastiraki region in the center of Athens. When I first saw it at taf, I was amazed; I looked closely and I couldn’t believe my eyes! The object itself is so peculiar, modern and alien-like it could be in any design exhibition. With my best friend’s birthday coming up, I decided to make it myself and give it to her as a gift. It turns out it was the easiest craft I’ve even done, the epitome of DIY objects! Recycling Services in Georgia Important Recycling Service Terms Recycling services collect materials like metal, glass, paper, and plastic that can be broken down and reused. If you are looking to reduce the amount of waste your home or business produces, the following are some important recycling terms to know. Scrap Metal – Scrap metals are metals that are left over from industrial production of that have been disposed of. Scrap metal often has significant monetary value and is collected by scrap metal businesses. Metals like steel and aluminum are collected and then melted down to be resold as wholesale products.

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10 World’s Greenest Countries The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) is a method of measuring the performance of national governments related to environmental policies. Yale University and Columbia University release the EPI every year during the World Economic Forum, ranking 163 countries according to 25 indicators. The final mark shows how close the country is to accomplish the environmental goals. Here are the top ten green countries on the list which have made most, officially the greenest in the world. 1. Iceland, 93.5 Dumpsters - Atlanta Rolloff Dumpster Rental - Rent a Roll Off or Front Load Dumpster Prompt, reliable and low cost roll off dumpster rental for you, the customer, is the highest priority of Royal Service Container. We believe that the value of service is best obtained by maintaining the lowest possible cost, without compromising safety or service. We maintain and operate safe and reliable roll off dumpster equipment and our employees are exceptionally committed. We employ only drug-free drivers with a proven record of safe driving.