September 20, 2014

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Living Wall

These vegetated surfaces don’t just look pretty. They have other benefits as well, including cooling city blocks, reducing loud noises, and improving a building’s energy efficiency.What’s more, a recent modeling study shows that green walls can potentially reduce large amounts of air pollution in what’s called a “street canyon,” or the corridor between tall buildings.

For the study, Thomas Pugh, a biogeochemist at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, and his colleagues created a computer model of a green wall with generic vegetation in a Western European city. Then they recorded chemical reactions based on a variety of factors, such as wind speed and building placement.

The simulation revealed a clear pattern: A green wall in a street canyon trapped or absorbed large amounts of nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter—both pollutants harmful to people, said Pugh. Compared with reducing emissions from cars, little attention has been focused on how to trap or take up more of the pollutants, added Pugh, whose study was published last year in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.

That’s why the green-wall study is “putting forward an alternative solution that might allow [governments] to improve air quality in these problem hot spots,” he said.Compared with reducing emissions from cars, little attention has been focused on how to trap or take up more of the pollutants, added Pugh, whose study was published last year in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.

That’s why the green-wall study is “putting forward an alternative solution that might allow [governments] to improve air quality in these problem hot spots,” he said.

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September 20, 2014
cake-full-of-fist:

READY TO HOLD MY HAND FOR ALL ETERNITY FUCKBOY ?


My kinda wedding

cake-full-of-fist:

READY TO HOLD MY HAND FOR ALL ETERNITY FUCKBOY ?

My kinda wedding

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September 20, 2014
It’s Fall, right? 🌻🍂🎃🌽

It’s Fall, right? 🌻🍂🎃🌽

September 19, 2014
andiamburdenedwithgloriousfeels:

siriuslyscrewedup:

I don’t understand the joke why does this have 3k+ notes these pictures aren’t even related in any way

andiamburdenedwithgloriousfeels:

siriuslyscrewedup:

I don’t understand the joke why does this have 3k+ notes these pictures aren’t even related in any way

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September 19, 2014

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September 18, 2014

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September 16, 2014

nprmusic:

This gosh darn butterfly almost crushed this woman’s hopes and dreams… 

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September 15, 2014

mtvother:

Congratulations to Michale Che on becoming the new SNL Weekend Update co-anchor! We already know he’s going to be amazing.

Here’s his hilarious Inside Joke episode.

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September 14, 2014
Hi

Hi

September 14, 2014
Don’t want to say goodbye (her: Sunset Boulevard)

Don’t want to say goodbye (her: Sunset Boulevard)

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