The UK's First Poo-Powered Bus Hits the Streets

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The Bio-Bus, the U.K.’s first poo-powered bus, just hit the road and is going into active service for a four-week trial period starting Monday 24 November, 2014. The 40-seater bus runs on gas generated through the treatment of sewage and food waste that’s unfit for human consumption, and produces fewer emissions than a traditional diesel engine. The bus is being run by the Bath Bus Company, covering the Bath to Bristol Airport service along the A4 motorway.

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Another Giant Sinkhole Opens Up in Russia

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It hasn’t been a good year for the land in Russia. Earlier this year a gaping 262-foot wide hole opened up in Siberia and now a gigantic sinkhole has popped up in the Perm region. Unlike the last hole, that still baffles scientists, this hole is the result of a collapsing potash mine which left a chasm right in the middle of an abandoned mining town. At least the town is uninhabited – but a connected mine sits underneath a populated town just a few miles away, and experts fear that it may also collapse in the near future.

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Test Drive Tiny Living in a Wheelhaus Cabin at the Luxurious Fireside Resort in Jackson, WY

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D.C.'s Affordable Net-Zero Empowerhouse is Moving to Philadelphia

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10 Warming Vegan Drinks for Autumn and Winter

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Although winter isn’t officially here yet, the biting winds and snowfall are inspiring many of us to order hot lattes, apple cider, and cocoa instead of frozen drinks at our favorite cafes. All over the northern hemisphere, folks are wrapping chilled fingers around warm mugs to sip at the deliciousness therein. Whether you’re aiming to be more budget-friendly or would just rather make your own drinks at home, you can whip up some fabulous, delicious vegan sip-ables with just a few ingredients, a saucepan, and a stove top.

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This is the Highest-Resolution Video of Earth Ever Created, and it's Gorgeous (VIDEO)

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The Russian Elektro-L weather satellite sits 25,000 miles above the Indian Ocean, where it creates an astonishing 121 megapixel image of the Earth every 30 minutes. James Tyrwhitt-Drake from the University of Victoria in Canada has used these images to create a 4K timelapse video of our planet, and the result is pretty hypnotic.

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Impossible Electric Bike Folds Up Small Enough to Fit in a Backpack

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Impossible Technology just unveiled a bike commuter’s dream – an electric bike that can fold up small enough to fit inside a backpack! The Impossible Bicycle ensures even weight distribution for a comfortable ride, it’s powered by rechargeable batteries, and it can travel 45 minutes on a single charge.

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Solar Impulse to Start Around the World Flight from Abu Dhabi Next Year

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The first attempt at an around the world flight powered completely by solar cells will be setting off from Abu Dhabi in March 2015, according to the team behind Solar Impulse. With a 63 meter wing span, the Solar Impulse 2 plane took its first flight in 2009 and has been smashing records every since — this latest being the ultimate prize the team hopes to win in 2015.

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Prefab Timber Nursing Home Uses Passive Design to Bring Light and Warmth Indoors

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Can Biomimicry Inspire Smarter Companies? Help Kickstart This Book!

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Regular Inhabitat readers will know and love Inhabitat’s Dr. Tamsin Woolley-Barker, who writes the incredible Biomimicry Manual series. Dr. Woolley-Barker has been writing a bio-inspired book all about how nature would run a company, called Super Organizations: Nature’s Game-Changing Guide To Faster, Smarter, More Valuable Companies. The book talks about how nature’s collaborators like ant colonies and bee hives work together to create organizations – and it shows how we can learn from them to better our own. But in order to get the book off the ground, Dr. Woolley-Barker is looking for a little help. Her Kickstarter campaign ends in just four days and is just a few hundred dollars short of its final goal. Help make this brilliant book a reality – and maybe even change the way we think about running our companies – by making a donation at Kickstarter.

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INFOGRAPHIC: 6 Ways to Create a Spectacular DIY Holiday Tree

6 Ways to Make a DIY Tree

You don’t need to hack down a pine or fir tree to decorate your home or office this holiday season: this infographic offers 6 different ideas for fabulous DIY holiday trees that you can create to spruce up your space. From a veggie-licious tree made of crudites (great for the annual holiday office party—just add dip) to chalkboard drawings and hanging globes, these festive installations are perfect for inspiring some holiday cheer. Ditch the dead trees and get creative this season… and if you do create your own tree-like display, let us know!

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Beyond Extreme Energy: Protesting at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in DC

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It’s cold outside. I forgot my gloves and now it’s time to go. The arrestees practice outside the church, locking themselves into their lockboxes, as I pretend a nearby flowering plant is a security guard. I’m the distraction and I need to give them at least 30 seconds or it won’t work. After practicing the scenario, we get into our cars and head to the parking garage to try it for real. We’re about to join a huge protest, and things could get intense.

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New "Polar Code" Signed to Protect Polar Regions as Shipping Increases

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The International Maritime Organization has just signed off on an International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters, more simply known as the Polar Code. This was developed in response to already increasing shipping activity in the polar regions, which is expected to grow further in the Arctic in particular due to reductions in sea ice. New shipping lanes are opening, making it necessary to adopt measures to protect sailors and passengers in such dangerous conditions, as well as to protect the vulnerable polar regions from environmental disasters.

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High-End Indigenus Planters are Made of Sustainably Sourced Materials

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Design entrepreneur Peter van der Post developed Indigenus, a line of beautifully crafted high-end planters that can stand alone as works of art, even without a botanical occupant. Designed by award-winning South African designers, the Indigenus line is constructed from hardy, natural materials such as sustainably sourced timber and limestone, and can hold up to exterior applications. Master joiners and artisans handcraft each planter, in a bid to preserve design integrity and local production authenticity.

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6 Thanksgiving Opportunities to Volunteer and Give Back This Holiday in NYC

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For many of us, Thanksgiving is a time to go around the table and recite all of the things we’re grateful for. But if you think about it, those of us with roofs over our heads and food in our fridges can afford to give a lot more than just thanks. If you want to express your gratitude in a more meaningful way this year, there are plenty of opportunities to help out a fellow New Yorker and still make it home in time for dinner. Whether you’re hoping to donate food, or a few hours of your time, read on for 6 ways to give back this Thanksgiving in NYC.

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Are You Ready for the Blackout Epidemic Coming Our Way?

Are You Ready for the Blackout Epidemic Coming Our Way?

A new study shows extreme weather events and increasing usage of unconventional fossil fuels will leave national energy grids unable to keep up with increasing demands for energy,…

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Scientists Identify Virus that is Wiping Out Thousands of Starfish on the Pacific Coast

Scientists Identify Virus that is Wiping Out Thousands of Starfish on…

A horrifying disease is making thousands of Starfish in the pacific ocean rip themselves apart, and the cause has left scientists baffled - until now. A team of researchers was recently…

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Design a Building to Help Thailand Become ASEAN's Fashion Capital--Win Up to $10K in Prizes

Design a Building to Help Thailand Become ASEAN's Fashion Capital--Win…

The ASEAN Economic Community--Malaysia, Thailand, The Philippines, Singapore, and Indonesia--are locked in a fierce competition for the title as ASEAN Fashion Capital--and Bangkok wants…

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House Passes Bill that Prohibits Expert Scientific Advice to the EPA

House Passes Bill that Prohibits Expert Scientific Advice to the EPA

While everyone's attention was focused on the Senate and the Keystone XL decision on Tuesday, some pretty shocking stuff was quietly going on in the House of Representatives. The…

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Eurostar Unveils Blazing Fast 200 MPH Train for 20th Anniversary

Eurostar Unveils Blazing Fast 200 MPH Train for 20th Anniversary

High-speed rail service Eurostar just got a lot faster and better looking. Set to launch by the end of 2015, the company's sleek new e320 train will carry passengers crossing the…

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