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Antarctica trips are so trendy that China had to make a don’t-touch-penguins rule – Seattle Times


Seattle Times

Antarctica trips are so trendy that China had to make a don't-touch-penguins rule
Seattle Times
Chinese Arctic and Antarctic Administration officials first announced the new set of rules for behavior in Antarctica in September, after realizing it was one of four countries that had signed the Antarctic Treaty but had not established regulations
Antarctica is such a trendy vacation spot that Chinese officials made …Tampabay.com
China Warns Citizens to Not Feed Penguins in AntarcticaTravelPulse
China releases Antarctic guideline to curb eco-footprint – Global TimesGlobal Times
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‘My Last Continent:’ love in the frozen heart of Antarctica – The Seattle Times


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'My Last Continent:' love in the frozen heart of Antarctica
The Seattle Times
Taking place on and around an expedition ship in present-day Antarctica (and elsewhere in some lengthy flashbacks), it's the story of Deb, a penguin researcher in love with her work and with her colleague Keller, with whom she has a lengthy and stormy …
Mon 9 AM | From Ashland To Antarctica In A First NovelJefferson Public Radio
Ashland author transports readers to AntarcticaAshland Daily Tidings

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Antarctica: The Last Frontier – KIRO Seattle


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Antarctica: The Last Frontier
KIRO Seattle
Vast, more frigid than most can imagine, barren and quiet possibly the most fragile ecosystem known to man, Antarctica has been dubbed the “Last Frontier”. The ski culture has hopes to some day put ski resorts on the continent and become a tourist

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The sun never rises: Dispatches from a winter job in Antarctica – Seattle Globalist


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The sun never rises: Dispatches from a winter job in Antarctica
Seattle Globalist
Overlooking McMurdo Station in Antarctica — where the sun never rises this time of year. (Photo by Nasko Abadjiev). “The light is amazing, especially when the sun sets. It's a mixture of pinks, orange, yellow, red… sometimes intense, sometimes very

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Two activists chain themselves to Shell ship in Seattle to protest Arctic drilling… but one already asked for help getting down

Two protesters chained themselves to an Arctic oil-drilling support ship parked north of Seattle … He described the Arctic Challenger as a savior vessel that is used in the case of an oil leak, but said activists doubt its effectiveness at preventing …
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‘Big Eyes,’ ‘The Babadook,’ ‘Maps to the Stars,’ ‘Antarctica’ – The Seattle Times


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'Big Eyes,' 'The Babadook,' 'Maps to the Stars,' 'Antarctica'
The Seattle Times
DVD sightings for Tuesday, April 14, include “Big Eyes,” “The Babadook” and “Antarctica.” Star ratings are by Seattle Times movie reviewers, freelancers or wire services. For full reviews, search the title at seattletimes.com. Release dates are subject

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National Geographic lecture series opens with ‘Untamed Antarctica’ – The Seattle Times


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National Geographic lecture series opens with 'Untamed Antarctica'
The Seattle Times
Libecki's “Untamed Antarctica” talk with Richards will focus on their 2012 National Geographic-sponsored expedition (with two teammates) to Antarctica's Queen Maud Land, where they ascended thousands of feet of a jutting rock called Bertha's Tower in

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Coast Guard icebreaker leaves Seattle for Antarctica – Military Times


Military Times

Coast Guard icebreaker leaves Seattle for Antarctica
Military Times
SEATTLE — The nation's last heavy icebreaker, the Polar Star, left Seattle Sunday on a four-month mission to Antarctica as part of the annual operation to resupply the McMurdo station. The Coast Guard says the mission will require the Polar Star to
Icebreaker leaves Seattle for AntarcticaDaily Astorian

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Shell reports crude-oil spill at Anacortes refinery – The Seattle Times (blog)

Shell reports crude-oil spill at Anacortes refinery
The Seattle Times (blog)
About 6,300 gallons of crude oil spilled this morning at the Shell Puget Sound Refinery in Anacortes. Shell spokeswoman Destin Singleton said the leak was entirely contained to the site. A Coast Guard flyover confirmed that no oil spilled into local
Hose bursts at refinery in Anacortes, causes oil spillTheNewsTribune.com

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Net Zero In Seattle: Sustainable Building Of The Year (VIDEO)


Originally published on 1Sun4All.

The Bullitt Center in Seattle, Washington is the greenest commercial building in the world, it is Net Zero, and was recently named the World Architecture News Sustainable Building of the Year 2013.

In addition to an energy efficient design, the Bullitt Center relies on the behavior of the tenants to meet the goals of net zero energy and water. To support efficient behavior, the team developed a dashboard system that shows real-time data about energy and water use.

Seattle Structure Named WAN Sustainable Building of 2013

net zeroThe Bullitt Center, North America’s most ambitious green building | Photo credit:  Brad Kahn | Flickr Cropped and Photoshopped

You may launch the dashboard to see how much energy the building is generating and using right now, along with a variety of other real-time information. Such as Radiant Heat, Walkable Neighborhood, Solar Panels, Computerized Systems and many more features that make this building Net Zero.

net zeroDiscovery Commons at the Bullitt Center, Seattle, Washington | Photo credit:  Brad Kahn | Flickr Photoshopped

Bullitt Foundation President and lab director of the Solar Energy Research Institute in the late 1970s and early 1980s, prior to the name change to NREL in 1991, Denis Hayes:

If you took just the office buildings in the United States today, and reduced their energy consumption by half, you would be saving twice as much energy every year as America imports from the Middle East.

Seattle’s Bullitt Center: The World’s Greenest Office Building

World Architecture News (WAN) recently named the Bullit Center in Seattle, Washington, as the WAN Sustainable Building of the Year. The structure beat out five global finalists, and was cited by judges for meeting the targets of the Living Building Challenge to the Net Zero Energy standard by supplying all net annual energy needs with onsite renewable energy sources, reports DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

net zeroThe Bullitt Center across Pike Street | The Bullitt Center, the greenest commercial building in the world | Photo credit:  Brad Kahn | Flickr Photoshopped

According to WAN, the building’s overhanging photovoltaic rooftop and facade provide the energy for the entire building by supplying 230,000 kilowatt hours per year. The overall energy usage is roughly 20% of the other buildings of its type in Seattle.

net zeroDowntown Seattle from the Bullitt Center | ”Deep green buildings are a necessary component of resilient cities.”-Denis Hayes | Photo credit:  Brad Kahn | Flickr Photoshopped

The Bullit Center is the first leasable market rate commercial structure that meets the targets of the Living Building Challenge to the Net Zero Energy standard, reports WAN.

net zeroBicycle parking at the Bullitt Center | “The world has no more than a handful of truly sustainable buildings.” -Denis Hayes Photo credit:  Brad Kahn | Flickr Photoshopped

The Bullitt Center will generate as much energy from rooftop photovoltaics each year as the six-story structure uses; the catch is that Seattle is notorious for its lack of sunshine, reports the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

  • The building also will collect all of its water, including drinking water, from the rain that falls on its roof — which will then be stored in a 56,000-gallon cistern. Once the water is used inside the building, it will be treated and then returned to the soil.
  • More than 1,000 building components were researched to make sure nothing in the building released any toxic material at any time during its life cycle.
  • It is the world’s first six-story structure with composting toilets.
  • Built to survive major earthquakes, the net zero commercial structure has a design life of 250 years.

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