September 20, 2004


NextGen camping stoves

Here are a few specimens of the new camping stove generation. They work in the wind, they love below-zero temperatures, weigh a few ounces and take almost no space — a must-have if you want to be ready for anything, anytime…


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Plant your roof

Green roofs are designed to support the growth of plants. They consist of a special waterproof and root repellant membrane, a drainage system, filter cloth, a lightweight growing medium and plants installed on top of human-built buildings.

Green Roof

Research into the advantages of planted roofs is being carried out in universities around the world, like Sussex university in the UK, and Penn State university in the US.

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Homes 2016

UK planners James Woudhuysen and Ian Abley look forward optimistically to 2016 in Blueprint magazine :

Forget the 0.12 million new dwellings that deputy prime minister John Prescott conceded should be added to London Gateway’s 1.6 million inhabitants in 2004. In their best case scenario, after freeing up the planning process, a
whopping 1.2 million homes have been put in over a decade  10 times the initial intention.

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