Bosco Verticale: World's First Vertical Forest is Finally Complete in Milan

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Jason deCaires Taylor's Newest Underwater Sculpture 'Ocean Atlas' Will Blow Your Mind

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Revolutionary Delta Printer 3D Prints Structurally Sound Homes from Clay

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Italy’s WASP (World’s Advanced Saving Project) aims to help the world’s impoverished by 3D-printing sustainable dwellings using all natural materials. Unveiled at the Maker Faire Rome, the portable 3D printer called the Delta can be transported to areas in need to print homes on site. The printer works with locally-sourced materials like mud and fiber to create structurally sound homes with a culturally-sensitive, vernacular aesthetic.

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100% Recyclable UNBOXED Wooden Prefab is Equipped for Energy Generating Roof Tiles

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7 Luminous, Lantern-Like Houses that Glow in the Dark

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Watch Killer Whales Head Butt Each Other (VIDEO)

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Scientists from NOAA Fisheries and the Vancouver Aquarium teamed up in August to trial monitoring the threatened northern resident killer whale population off the coast of British Columbia using a remote-controlled hexacopter. The team hoped that viewing the whales closely from the air would reveal insights into their health and well-being. The stunning aerial footage not only captured images that clearly showed whether individual whales were healthy, dangerously underweight or even pregnant, it also caught the whales swimming companionably alongside dolphins and affectionately head bumping each other and playing.

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Beautifully Renovated American Ranch Home Heats Up With Clean Geothermal Energy

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Simple Clay Stoves are Saving Lives and Preserving Forests Across the Himalayas

Climate Change in Himalayas: Wood fires, black carbon and biogas

Across the Himalayas, rural farmers and villagers rely on open, wood-fuelled fires inside their homes to cook their meals. The sheer amount of smoke created in these unventilated homes makes thousands of people ill every year, especially the women and children who do the cooking and spend most of their time indoors. In fact, lung diseases caused by household air pollution kills at least 23 people a day in Nepal alone. The Himalayan Permaculture Centre (HPC) is a grassroots organization that’s working with these families and teaching them how to build permanent, healthier ovens in their homes. These stoves are created from bricks made with local materials, and not only do they use far less fuel that open cooking fires do, all smoke is whisked out of the house through a chimney pipe.

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Kenya's Northern White Rhino Faces Imminent Extinction After One of Two Remaining Males Dies

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filed under: Conservation, News

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Last year, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) declared that Africa’s Western black rhino was officially extinct. At the time, they also noted that the Northern white rhino was also “teetering on the edge of extinction.” Unfortunately, today it was announced that extinction for the Northern White Rhino may be inevitable after one of two remaining male rhinos died suddenly at a wildlife conservancy.

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A Forest Planted in Norway Will Become a Very Special Book in 2114

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filed under: Art

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An anthology of books is growing in Norway. Scottish artist Katie Paterson’s next project involves a future literary collection printed with paper from spruce trees that have just been planted. The project, called Future Library, starts with 1,000 trees planted in Nordmarka, near Oslo, to produce the paper supply for literary treasures that won’t be seen for 100 years. Margaret Atwood, whose novels often focus on the not-too-distant future, was chosen as the first author to contribute to the future collection.

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Maniac Pumpkin Carvers Create Spectacular and Spooky Jack-O-Lanterns in NYC

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Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze: Don't Miss This Year's Fiery Spectacle of 5,000 Hand-Carved Pumpkins

by , 10/20/14
filed under: Inhabitat NYC

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If you missed last year’s Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze, be sure to set aside a date to go see it this month. Over 5,000 hand-carved jack o’lanterns will be lighting up the night for the fiery spectacle in New York’s Historic Hudson Valley starting on October 4th. Check out the details of this truly jaw-dropping event here and click here to see our photos from years past.

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Experience Rural Portuguese Hospitality with [i]da arquitectos' Sublime Monte Novo da Cruz Renovation

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Portugal’s [i]da arquitectos designed an extension to the sublime Monte Novo da Cruz development as a rural tourist destination. Although they were focused on recovering and expanding the existing building, they also wanted to ensure a smooth transition between it and the new structure, while also creating harmony with the natural landscape.

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Ditch the Sugary Treats this Halloween and Hand Out Jack-O'-Lantern-Shaped Recycled Crayons Instead

by , 10/20/14

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Halloween brings out the creativity in kids perhaps more than any other major holiday, and these Jack-O’-Lantern crayons can inspire some great works of art! Made from melted-down, recycled crayons, these little pumpkins promote artistic creativity while providing a good trick-or-treat alternative to sugary treats. Since they’re non-edible, there’s no worry about whether they’re suited to a gluten-free, vegan, or other special diet—they’re perfect for kids of all ages, and come in a party pack of 20, so you’ll have plenty to hand out or slip into treat bags as party favors. Additionally, if you need more than 20, you can contact Etsy store owner Ivy Lane Designs for a special order.

+ Recycled Jack-O’-Lantern Pumpkin Crayons $21.95

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Walk Barefoot on Ito's New Green-Roofed Science Museum in Japan

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Santiago Calatrava Breaks Ground on Saint Nicholas National Shrine With 'Ground Blessing' Ceremony

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Prolific (and often controversial) Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava attended a "ground blessing" ceremony this past weekend for his latest project, the $38 million reconstruction…

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WE MAKE CARPETS's New Interactive LED Carpet Lets Users Design Patterns From Light

WE MAKE CARPETS's New Interactive LED Carpet Lets Users Design…

Dutch design trio WE MAKE CARPETS recently announced the LED Carpet as their first permanent installation. Like most of their creations, the LED Carpet is more of a carpet-inspired art…

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Old Soap Factory Home Features a "Terrarium" Room That Opens Up to the…

The circa-1884 landmark building was a former soap warehouse, designed by architect George B. DaCunha in the Romanesque Revival style. Its large timber columns rise like trees to meet…

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DIY: How to Make Your Own Industrial-Style Shelf Out of Inexpensive Pipe

DIY: How to Make Your Own Industrial-Style Shelf Out of Inexpensive…

TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY: Simply comment below about where you would put your shelf and why by Tuesday, October 21st. We'll select and announce the winner of the giveaway on Wednesday,…

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Sett Studio's Modern Live Oak Residences in Austin Show that Green Design Should be Standard

Sett Studio's Modern Live Oak Residences in Austin Show that Green…

Shown here is 902 W Live Oak, a 4 bedroom, 3 bath home adding up to 2,222 sq ft. You can buy this home right now for $799,000 and it's next door neighbor, 900 W Live Oak is also for…

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