Semtive's Wind Turbines are Ideal Home-Scale Energy Generators

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Argentine startup Semtive, a designer of wind turbines for urban and suburban areas, presents a sustainable energy generator for domestic use and humanitarian aid. Thanks to a vertical axis, low speed wind turbine, and a solar panel, this portable device can store up to 2500W of renewable energy; enough to power a refrigerator for 24 hours, or several appliances simultaneously for 8 hours on a single charge. The generator weighs less than 75 kilograms (165 pounds), and produces no smoke or noise. Since it doesn’t require any kind of fuel and it is portable enough to fit in a car’s trunk, it’s a perfect alternative to bring energy to areas affected by natural disasters. These products are made of high quality materials, are easy to assemble and install, and are 95 percent recyclable.

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The Glaciers of Glacier National Park May All Disappear by 2030

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Glacier National Park, which was dedicated in 1910, occupies a dramatically beautiful span of the Rocky Mountains at the Montana-Canadian border, which has been covered in ice since time immemorial. 150 thick glaciers were recorded when the park was dedicated, but scientists are warning that they’re all likely to disappear by 2030. Right now there are only 26 ice sheets left, so the park as already lost 124 glaciers, and they’re disappearing quickly.

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DIY: 6 Delicious Herbal Teas You Can Make This Winter

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As the cold weather settles in, there is nothing like a hot cup of tea to take winter’s edge off. Rather than raiding your grocery store for pre-packaged flavors, why not try your hand at these easy DIY herbal tea recipes? Homemade tea is easy, fun, and affordable, and also makes for a great gift for your loved ones. Tuck into a steamy cup and enjoy the benefits of these warm herbal infusions.

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Is the Foldable Pedal-Powered Wide Path Camper a Perfect Home Away from Home?

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Banish Dry Skin: Here are 7 All-Natural Body Scrubs That You Can Make Yourself!

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The Inhabitat Team Shares Their Favorite Thanksgiving Day Recipes!

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Don't Forget to Thank the Pollinators That Made Your Thanksgiving Feast Possible

While you are sitting around the Thanksgiving table surrounded by pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce and heaps of vegetables, sharing the things that you are thankful for, don’t forget to thank the insects and animals that made it all possible. We tend to forget how vital bees and other pollinators are to our food system, but without them, there would be no pie, no vegetables, no fruit and no stuffing. This year, the US Fish and Wildlife (FSW) Service is reminding us all to protect the birds, bees, bats and butterflies that make our meals possible with a animation that reveals how empty Thanksgiving dining would be without pollinators. About 75 percent of the food the world eats relies on pollinators, but these hard working bugs and animals are dying because of habitat loss, pesticide use and disease. To help combat this, FWS is collaborating with S.H.A.R.E. (Simply Have Areas Reserved for the Environment), a program that protects dedicated areas for pollinators to thrive in – so that we can all enjoy many feasts to come.

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6 Ways for You to Give Back This Thanksgiving and Beyond

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Thanksgiving is a time of plenty, and of appreciation. It’s a holiday in which we’ll get together with friends and family to celebrate the bounty of the autumn harvest, to share food and drink, and spend time with people we love. Those of us whose celebrations will consist of ample food and a warm place in which to eat it are among the very privileged; there are millions who won’t be so fortunate, unless we reach out and offer a helping hand. This year, please consider helping others in need via one of the methods mentioned below.

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Make Your Own Thanksgiving Turkey Using Fruit and Vegetables

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Vegetarians (and vegetable lovers) don’t need to be left out of the Thanksgiving festivities. Create your own colorful vegetable turkey and join in on the feast. The raw vegetable design uses seasonal fruits and vegetables to create an adorable little gobbler that everyone will want to dig right into.

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Six Yummy Organic Pumpkin Recipes You Can Make for Thanksgiving!

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Energy-Saving Luxury: Jestico + Whiles’ Intelligent Czech Villa

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Amsterdam Architect Crafts His Eclectic Home Within a 1950s Garage

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Lessmore Showcases Modern, Eco-Friendly Furniture Made Out of Cardboard and Natural Materials

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Italian architect Giorgio Caporaso designed Lessmore, an eco-friendly and modular furniture brand that effortlessly shows how beautiful sustainable design can be. His collection, which was recently showcased at London’s Design Junction, combines honeycombed cardboard with natural materials such as wood, stones, and lichens. All furniture pieces are designed to be sturdy and long lasting, however, can be easily recycled or repaired when it reaches the end of its lifecycle.

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The Harvester is a High-Tech Composter that Converts Retail Food Waste Onsite

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Seattle-based startup WISErg puts its founders’ software development backgrounds to innovative use, addressing the massive issue of food waste with the production of the Harvester. A commercial-grade, onsite composter for food retailers and restaurant use, the Harvester uses smart technology to monitor inputs and processing, giving owners the ability to understand more about why food is going to waste so they can take steps to reduce loss. Once the Harvester has done its job, WISErg then collects the nutrient-rich compost and converts it into liquid fertilizer to be sold to local gardeners and organic growers.

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HOW TO: Make Easy, No-Bake, Vegan Pecan Pie Bars For a Gluten-Free Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is almost upon us and families will soon be whipping up a storm in kitchens across America. But if spending hours preparing a feast is not your idea of fun, then this timesaving, no-bake dessert recipe for vegan pecan pie bars is perfect for you. Although these decadent and creamy pecan bars taste just like gold ol’ pecan pie, these vegan treats are a healthier and easier-to-make alternative. Instead of sugar and corn syrup, this recipe makes use of the natural sweetness of dates and maple syrup. Click through to see how these delectable dessert squares are made.

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Abandoned Train Depot to be Transformed into Industrial Chic Sports Center in Denmark

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Centrally located in Esbjerg, the abandoned roundhouse train depot is one of the city's oldest buildings. To preserve the structure's 20th century industrial heritage, EFFEKT restored…

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Recycled Blu-ray Discs Can Help Boost Solar Cell Efficiency

Recycled Blu-ray Discs Can Help Boost Solar Cell Efficiency

It looks like Blu-ray discs are good for more than just entertainment, as a new study shows they can be recycled to improve the performance of solar cells. Research published by…

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The Google of China is Launching a Smart Bike

The Google of China is Launching a Smart Bike

Forget your Nike Plus, the most exciting fitness tracker these days could soon be a bike. Baidu, the equivalent of Google in China, has announced that it will soon release an e-bike…

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Undulating Green Roof Crowns the Funen Blok K Housing Block in the Netherlands

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The former industrial zone east of the city of Amsterdam is the location of the new "Het Funen, Hidden Delights" development with includes 500 new residences and a park by Dutch…

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Gorgeous Grotto Sauna Boasts Stunning Lakeside Views and a Wooden, Dream-like Interior

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To minimize disturbance of the age-old rock, PARTISANS used a Leica 3D scanner to create a site model before working on the freestanding sauna design. After running through several…

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