Cape Cod Dune House

Dune House would be built into the sand dunes in Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Dune House would be built into the sand dunes in Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Dom Wipas

Here’s an idea for a beach house with a difference, courtesy of Brooklyn-based Studio Vural. Named Dune House, the home would be built into the beach rather than on it like you might expect, and would run off-the-grid with solar panels and wind turbines. read more

A New Look Tree House

“Each of the structures has a different organization, material and appearance,” says Indonesian-based architectural studio Alexis Dornier
“Each of the structures has a different organization, material and appearance,” says Indonesian-based architectural studio Alexis Dornier
Kiearch

Indonesian-based architectural studio Alexis Dornier has recently completed a tropical treehouse escape located in Penestanan, on the outskirts of Ubud, Bali. Dubbed Lift, the treetop boutique hideaway offers guests a unique experience to sleep amid the treetops in a luxurious eco-structure. read more

No Thought Given to the Banning of Plastic Bags

by: Preston Baines with commentary from Brent Smith

Are plastic bag bans helpful? Think twice

The article was brought to my attention by Pat Gray of the Blaze and Glenn Beck show.

(The author’s thoughts are justified left, while my brilliant commentary is indented)

It begins:
12 years ago, San Francisco became the first city in the US to ban plastic bags in a very controversial vote which was mocked by almost everybody across the country. Fast forward to today and the bans are being celebrated across the country, including around the coast of conservative South Carolina. Richland County has passed the ban in its first reading and is poised to make it the law. Lexington County appears to be headed in the same direction.

This doesn’t surprise me. This kind of stuff happens a lot in the liberal enclaves of otherwise conservative States – State capitals and big University cities and towns.

And unfortunately, these 2 counties are defined by both.

Richland and Lexington Counties basically surround Columbia, the capital of South Carolina. First, you have all the State government hacks living in these counties. So naturally, being in government these people will be more liberal.

Second, Lake Murray is in Lexington County. It’s where the wealthy and guilty white liberals either reside or have second homes. So there’s that. read more

Cusack, Sanders and their Common Dream

by: Brent Smith

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I found a new website the other day. Okay, more like I stumbled over it. It’s called Common Dreams.

I can’t remember how I found it, but it is quite revealing of the minds of the ultra-progressive left. And when I say left, I mean like MoveOn.org and Media Matters left. This site makes CNN look middle-of-the-road. Okay – not quite, but pretty close.

Okay, now I remember how I found it. I was looking for some information about a speech that actor John Cusack gave at a Bernie Sanders rally over the weekend in New Hampshire.

A Common Dreams staff writer wrote a glowing account of the gathering and Cusack’s speech. The article is entitled, “Bernie Sanders Has Been Getting It Right for 40 Years. Now, Says His Movement: ‘We Are Going to Win’ – “We’ve never ever in our lifetimes had a true champion of social, economic, and climate justice this close to the White House.”

It was riveting. And by riveting, I mean utterly laughable, knowing what we know of Bernie’s background and true beliefs. read more

Video Podcast – Poor Greta Thunberg

by: Brent Smith

I truly feel sorry for Greta Thunberg.

This poor kid has been so utterly brainwashed that there may be no coming back from it.

She has not only bought into the climate apocalypse lie, but has been successfully sold the entire anti-capitalist, anti-freedom agenda.

Leftism is a religion. It is the religion of everything anti-capitalist, anti-individualism, anti-individual freedom and rights. It’s communism dressed up as utopian socialist collectivism. And she and countless other lost souls of her age have found a warped purpose doing the bidding of their elder radicals.

I discuss Dennis Prager’s latest piece on leftism and Greta’s unfortunate roll as puppet. read more

A Tomato Bush?

When three specific genetic mutations are combined and tuned just right, scientists can turn tomato plants into extremely compact bushes ideal for urban agriculture
When three specific genetic mutations are combined and tuned just right, scientists can turn tomato plants into extremely compact bushes ideal for urban agriculture
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

If you’ve ever wished that your tomato plants were a bit more compact, you’re in luck. A team of scientists, led by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Professor and HHMI Investigator Zach Lippman, has come up with a genetically-engineered tomato plant that is more a bush than a vine, with fruits that grow like a bunch of grapes. read more

Plastic Waste – A New Source of Fuel

Could plastic waste one day provide a key ingredient for zero-emission transport?
Could plastic waste one day provide a key ingredient for zero-emission transport?
Nanyang Technological University

Our plastic waste problem is a large one, and it’s only getting larger. This is a huge environmental problem that requires some big picture thinking, but scientists are also exploring more subtle ways of chipping away at it and that includes turning plastic waste into sources of fuel. New research out of Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has thrown another interesting possibility into the mix, with scientists converting consumer plastic into a chemical used to to produce electricity in hydrogen fuel cells by exposing it to sunlight.

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A New Day – A New Leftist Hypocrisy Revealed

by: Brent Smith

The hypocrisy of the left is sometimes so over-the-top that it becomes almost incomprehensible. And the irony is evidently lost on them all.

At the same time, last Saturday, as that eco-privileged children stormed the field during the Yale-Harvard football game, the leftist democrat presidential candidates were having a cookout in Iowa, where they cooked up over 10,000 steaks, using noxious barbecue grills which bellow out smoke and warm the planet. All the major players were in attendance, grilling away.

Yet on the very same day and from the climate warming grill-fest, some of the most staunch (and phony) eco-warrior candidates were tweeting their support for the football field protest to combat climate change/fossil fuel/global warming.

From the smoke filled grill-fest, Bernie Sanders, who is backed by Green New Dealer, AOC, tweeted: “Congratulations to the young people demanding a sustainable future for our planet. We are with you in this fight.” In his defense, Bernie does know quite a bit about fossil fuel, as he is himself, a fossil.

Julián Castro tweeted, while sucking in fumes from the thousands of steaks being BBQ’d: “I’m inspired by their efforts to hold their universities to a higher standard.” read more

Oxford Creates Fake Rhino Horn

White rhino numbers have bounced back to more than 20,000 individuals compared with fewer than 100 in the early 20th Century
White rhino numbers have bounced back to more than 20,000 individuals compared with fewer than 100 in the early 20th Century

We’re used to thinking of fakes and forgeries with disdain, but a new innovation from the University of Oxford looks set to buck that trend: fake rhinoceros horn. read more

WND Exclusive – Climate Alarmists are at it Again

from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

And this time they’re serious!

The Climate Change hoaxers seem to have the pedal to the metal, as “11,000 scientists warn of ‘untold suffering’ caused by climate change.”

CNN asks, very sincerely: “How many scientists does it take to convince the world to take climate change seriously?”

In my view, a lot more 11,000 scientists/researchers/activists. We are just supposed believe them and follow them blindly, and without question, down the road to the destruction of our way of life, as they claim climate change is caused by the “excessive consumption of the wealthy lifestyle.” read more