Fortune Favors the Cold: Sustainable Arctic Shelters in the Twilight of Oil

May/June 2016
A version of this article appears in the May/June 2016 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
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April 30, 2016
On a sunny 90°F day in late July, my girlfriend and I pedaled our bikes toward the St. John’s Bridge in Portland, Oregon, to enjoy its soaring vantage 200 feet above the Willamette River. We were diverted by a police cruiser blocking the lane. The officer told us that a protest had closed the bridge to all traffic. Retreating into the neighborhood for a better view, we saw red and yellow streamers billowing under its girders from a dozen activists suspended in harnesses. A flotilla of kayaks bobbed beneath them.

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