Category Archives: Conservation

Climate Change and Mass Extinction?

All species become extinct. By most estimates, 99.9 percent of the species that have ever lived are now extinct. While a sad truth to the human mind, the fact is, extinction is an integral and inextricable component of the evolutionary process. It is one side of the evolutionary coin that allows the other side –…
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Compressed Earth Blocks

Everyone in the Earthen Building Business feels that Compressed Earth Blocks (CEBs) are a relatively new thing. But there are early records of CEBs made and used in the 1780's in Bise (be-say), France. The largest area of construction was in the Wajav State, a grape growing region. I suspect that after the vintage season…
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