New study confirms 'Limits to Growth' prediction of imminent global collapse

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The book Limits to Growth – a 1972 harbinger of the “death of the planet” – was largely dismissed in its time time as being improbable at best and at worst, alarmist. But new research shows that the book was likely right – not just about a few things – but about almost everything forecast about the planet’s collapse.

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Google just unveiled the first functional prototype of its self-driving car

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Google has revealed the first functional prototype of its new self-driving car, following the debut of the “early mockup” this last May. The shape of the Google’s self-driving car hasn’t changed that much over the last few months, but Google says that the latest prototype now has all of the parts that it needs to drive on the road.

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Win a Boskke Planter, Vitra Cork Stools and more design goodness (worth $1200) in our Dwell Store holiday giveaway!

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Attention all design geeks! In the spirit of giving for the holidays, we’re teaming up with Dwell magazine to offer a lucky Inhabitat reader the chance to win some phenomenal design products from the Dwell store. The prizes include swoon-worthy home goods like a pair of comfy new Vitra cork stools (worth $940), a conversation-starting ceramic Sky Planter (worth $25), a handy and darling portable lamp ($245), and the elegant Boskke Cube 3 clear planter ($49.95). So give yourself a gift for the holidays and enter to win today!

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Budapest's Charity Christmas Tree is made from 5,000 pieces of firewood that will be donated after the holidays

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Towering Qatar World Cup Memorial raises awareness about immigrant worker death toll

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Unlock a New App Experience on Your Windows Devices

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Windows Store gives you access to tons of gaming, lifestyle, entertainment and social apps. With so many to choose from, you are sure to find some gems.

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VIDEO: How to Make an Edible Terrarium Snow Globe

To learn how to make an incredible DIY edible snow globe that will impress all of your friends at your next holiday party, read on….

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New treeless, inkless paper could save entire forests of trees

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In research funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, a team at the University of California developed a multi-use option for one of our most ancient mediums: a reusable “paper” that has been created without harming a single tree. Right now, the “paper” is actually a thin plastic film that comes coated in one of three shades of nontoxic dye: blue, red, or green. To “write” on the paper, it’s exposed to ultra-violet light and the dye is rendered colorless in the areas of text. It can be reused up to 20 times and never needs new ink.

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Green-roofed Casa Playa will be a stunning $36 million oceanfront retreat in Florida

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NASA's robotic airships could create a cloud city on Venus

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We haven’t even laid eyes on the surface of Venus yet, but that’s not deterring NASA from daydreaming about sending manned missions to the planet. Although much of Venus is still a completely mystery, we do know that the surface of the planet is far too hot, and the atmospheric pressure too high, to sustain human life. As such, rather than targeting the planet itself, NASA is shooting for the clouds: the space agency recently announced its intention to send the robotic airship HAVOC (High Altitude Venus Operational Concept) to collect initial observations before delving into the planning of a manned mission.

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Scania is testing Sweden's first wirelessly charged hybrid city bus

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A wirelessly charged electric city bus is about to hit the streets of Sweden. Scania is launching a sustainable public transit project in the streets of Södertälje, Sweden in June 2016 to see if the technology could be viable across the world. The system works by allowing the bus to charge in just six or seven minutes wirelessly from the road surface at a bus stop, eliminating the need for long recharges or bulky plugs so the bus can keep going on its journey.

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Ethical fashion lookbook offers a glimpse into true sustainable style

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Inspired by a Twitter exchange about street style earlier this year, ethical fashion bloggers Sabina Eichmann (Consciously Sartorial) and Sonia Flotats (soGOODsoCUTE) from Spain, launched a challenge for fellow style bloggers from around the globe. The challenge consisted in submitting a look created from exclusively ethical brands, and eventually sharing it on social networks with the hashtag #SlowStreetStyle. The main aim was to prove that dressing ethically does neither entail style sacrifices nor other limitations, and secondly, it created an opportunity for readers to get to know a large variety of ethical/sustainable fashion brands from different countries. The result of this challenge is a beautiful ISSUU Lookbook for the current A/W 2014/15 season, including a cover illustration by French blogger ApollineR.

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Sinato adds space for three and a mezzanine reading room to Fujigaoka T apartment

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Recycle Your Christmas Tree at MulchFest 2015!

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filed under: Inhabitat NYC

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New Yorkers looking to recycle their Christmas trees after the holidays can do so the easy way at MulchFest 2015. On January 10th and 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the New York City Department of Sanitation and GreeNYC will be setting up their tree recycling stations at designated parks across the city! Simply bring your tree to one of the convenient locations, and have it transformed into mulch to be used at city parks or take some home for yourself.

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Austin to get 55% of its power from renewables by 2025

Austin to get 55% of its power from renewables by 2025

Texas is not widely known for its eco-friendly nature - but Austin has long stood apart from the rest of the oil-rich, frack-friendly state as a bastion of sustainability. Keeping with…

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Dazzling LED "New York Light" installation becomes a popular selfie…

“The Flatiron Plaza is one of the few places where it’s possible to experience the magnificence of Manhattan’s urban plan," said Jeffrey Inaba, Founder of INABA. "And it’s a…

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Watch a little polar bear cub experience snow for the first time

Watch a little polar bear cub experience snow for the first time

Apparently it's not just human kids who react adorably the first time they play in the snow. Although polar bears live in icy environs, their young are born in relatively warm dens and…

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Tesla's new battery swap station will give electric vehicles a full charge in 3 minutes flat

Tesla's new battery swap station will give electric vehicles a full…

Last year, Tesla announced plans for a new battery swap technology that would give Model S owners the ability to replace their depleted battery with a fully charged one in less time…

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The WiVes' Table is an elegant, orgami-like coffee table with a bent metal base

The WiVes' Table is an elegant, orgami-like coffee table with a bent…

New York City-based designer J. S. Nero created the WiVes' Table, a versatile coffee table that can be set up in a variety of different styles. The designer heat-bent an equilateral…

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