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Republican governor embraces Northeast Maglev headquarters in Baltimore

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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Republicans aren’t known for backing big public transportation projects, so when Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan visited Japan last June and took a ride on a high-speed magnetic levitation train outside Tokyo, supporters of a maglev line between Washington, D.C. and New York City were pleasantly surprised at the governor’s response. “It was an incredible experience, even more impressive than I expected,” [...]

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13 energy-efficient modules make up this prefab modern home in Maryland – Inhabitat (blog)

Monday, September 21, 2015

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Inhabitat (blog) 13 energy-efficient modules make up this prefab modern home in Maryland Inhabitat (blog) Need more proof that factory-fabricated homes can be beautiful? Look no further than Washington, D.C.-based architect Robert Gurney's bm Modular One, an award winning prefab house built in Bethesda, Maryland. Designed to be flexible, affordable, and … Continue here: 13 energy-efficient [...]

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West Virginia oil train derailment leads to series of massive explosions

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

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Click here to view the embedded video. Yesterday in West Virginia, a train carrying crude oil derailed shortly before it exploded, destroying a home and displacing 1,000 residents in freezing temperatures. The 100-car oil tanker train derailed for an as-yet-unknown reason, sending at least 27 cars careening off the tracks. Multiple explosions occurred through the [...]

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West Virginia gas pipeline explodes in a giant fireball

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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On January 26, a gas pipeline exploded in Brooke County, West Virginia, sending an enormous fireball into the morning sky. Nearby residents watched in amazement, capturing snapshots and videos with their smartphones as the flames rose. The pipeline, owned by Texas-based Enterprise Products, L.P. , runs adjacent to a residential area and one home was [...]

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US Forest Service Green Lights Fracking in East Coast’s Largest National Forest

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

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Despite the objections of environmental groups and Virginia’s Governor Terry McAuliffe, the U.S. Forest Service has left the door open to allow fracking in the East Coast’s largest national forest with the release of the forest’s new management plan . The USFS had originally considered banning fracking in George Washington National Forest, but energy companies [...]

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Solar-Powered Bragg Hill Barn-Inspired Home Was Built to Last Several Generations in Rural Pennsylvania

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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Read the rest of Solar-Powered Bragg Hill Barn-Inspired Home Was Built to Last Several Generations in Rural Pennsylvania Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , barn home , bragg hill , bragg hill house , chester county , eco design , eco house , green architecture , Green Building , [...]

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Freedom Industries Fails to Disclose Second Chemical Leak in West Virginia

Thursday, January 23, 2014

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As if the company wasn’t already in enough hot water, a new report released this week reveals that Freedom Industries, the company responsible for the massive chemical leak in West Virginia, failed to disclose a second chemical that leaked into the state’s water supply. The second chemical appears to be less toxic than the original, [...]

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Huge Chemical Spill Leaves 30,000 Without Drinking Water in West Virginia

Friday, January 10, 2014

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Over a quarter million people in West Virginia found themselves without access to clean water in their own homes today because of a chemical spill that contaminated local water sources. The spill was discovered in the Elk River after people noticed a strange smell in the air around the river and an environmental agency investigated, discovering [...]

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Studio Twenty Seven Unveils Gorgeous LEED Platinum +2edison7 Home in Virginia

Monday, January 6, 2014

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Read the rest of Studio Twenty Seven Unveils Gorgeous LEED Platinum +2edison7 Home in Virginia Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , +2edison7 , arlington , Daylighting , green architecture , Green Building , green design , green renovation , LEED platinum , studio 27 architects , studio twenty seven [...]

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Solar Decathlon homes that appeal to modern mountaineers, urbanites – Mother Nature Network (blog)

Thursday, September 12, 2013

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Mother Nature Network (blog) Solar Decathlon homes that appeal to modern mountaineers, urbanites Mother Nature Network (blog) Moving away from the rolling hills of Western Virginia to the urban infill(s) of a major metropolitan area of over 2 million residents is UNC Charlotte's UrbanEden, a net-zero energy modular home specifically designed to be plopped down, [...]

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