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World Struggles for Climate Deal as COP15 Talks Wind to a Close

World Struggles for Climate Deal as COP15 Talks Wind to a Close

Photo by Anja Niedringhaus/AP The end of the COP15 Climate Conference is rapidly approaching, and the web is rife with critical commentary. Delegates stayed up late last night working towards an

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INTERVIEW: Ian Garrett Reports on COP15 and the Arts

INTERVIEW: Ian Garrett Reports on COP15 and the Arts

To get the word on the cultural scene at COP15, Inhabitat asked some juicy questions of Ian Garrett, co-founder of the Center for Sustainable Practice of the Art (CSPA). Garrett also teaches Sustainable

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COP15 Update: Protesters Rally and 250 Arrested at Bella Center

COP15 Update: Protesters Rally and 250 Arrested at Bella Center

The climate talks continue to heat up as protesters attempted to gate crash the conference this morning in Copenhagen. The Danish police used less than friendly tactics to keep the activists away -- tear

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Stacked Shipping Container Pavilion Rises at COP15

Stacked Shipping Container Pavilion Rises at COP15

As COP15 delegations continue in Copenhagen, Danish architects MAPT have erected a striking pavilion composed of a set of old shipping containers stacked up like building blocks. The recycled pavilion

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COP15 Technology Update: A Rally for Home Energy Information

COP15 Technology Update: A Rally for Home Energy Information

COPENHAGEN - a report from Earth2TechUnleashing energy information within your home, and the use of gadgets and tools like Google's PowerMeter, DIY Kyoto and Tendril's energy dashboard just got a rallying

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COP15 Update: Developing Countries Threaten to Walk Out

COP15 Update: Developing Countries Threaten to Walk Out

Photo by Christian Charisius for Reuters This morning in Copenhagen, the climate talks stalled as African nations threatened to walk out on the conference. Upset that industrialized nations appeared to

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ECO ART: A Glimpse Into COP15′s Exhibits and Installations

ECO ART: A Glimpse Into COP15′s Exhibits and Installations

Whether it's through education, perspective-shifting installations, scientific research, or direct action, art is very much a part of the global-warming dialogue and this has never been more apparent than

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Links Roundup: News You Might Not Have Heard About COP15

Links Roundup: News You Might Not Have Heard About COP15

Today marks the end of the first week of the landmark climate talks that have been taking place in Copenhagen, and there's already been so much news surrounding the conference on the interwebs that we

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Live from COP15: Optimism, Hard Work and Bridging the Divide

Live from COP15: Optimism, Hard Work and Bridging the Divide

COPENHAGEN, A report from Earth2Tech -- Four days deep into the Copenhagen climate negotiations a few things are clear: the glowing optimism of the opening ceremonies on Monday has faded, and now the

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COP15 News Update: Rich & Poor Nations Seek a Deal

COP15 News Update: Rich & Poor Nations Seek a Deal

The COP15 climate conferences kicked off this week and as predicted, several key points dominated the focus of the media's coverage. The plan of attack for how rich countries and poorer countries will

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Norway’s Most Energy-Efficient Office Building Unveiled for Cop15

Norway’s Most Energy-Efficient Office Building Unveiled for Cop15

At Inhabitat, we've been showing our support for COP15 by telling our readers about the need to take action on climate change. Various Architects in Oslo, Norway has taken a different path and did what

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COP15 Climate Change Conference Kicks off Today!

COP15 Climate Change Conference Kicks off Today!

ATTENTION ALL RESIDENTS OF PLANET EARTH The United Nations COP15 climate change conferences kicks off today in Copenhagen, and the fate of the planet hangs in the balance! The policies and agreements

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Inhabitat’s Event Picks for the COP15 Climate Conference

Inhabitat’s Event Picks for the COP15 Climate Conference

The COP15 Climate Conference kicks off next week in Copenhagen, and Inhabitat will be on the scene to bring you all the latest news from this monumental event! In addition to the official U.N.

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Inhabitat’s Green Guide to COP15

Inhabitat’s Green Guide to COP15

COP15 KICKS OFF NEXT WEEK! Next week marks a crucial moment in history as the United Nations COP15 Climate Change Conference kicks off in Copenhagen! This monumental event will convene 20,000 official

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Path to COP15 Will Be Lit by Solar-Powered Street Lamps

Path to COP15 Will Be Lit by Solar-Powered Street Lamps

The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) begins in just a few days! As the conference is crucial for countries to reach an agreement about how to mitigate climate change in the years to come,

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Snowden Leaks Reveal the U.S. Spied During Copenhagen Climate Summit in 2009

Snowden Leaks Reveal the U.S. Spied During Copenhagen Climate Summit in 2009

Edward Snowden's massive data leak has uncovered stunning secrets concerning the NSA's dubious behavior. The government agency seems to have an eye on every aspect of domestic and foreign policy,

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MIT-Designed Copenhagen Wheel Finally Hits the Market, Turns any Bike Into a Hybrid Electric Vehicle

MIT-Designed Copenhagen Wheel Finally Hits the Market, Turns any Bike Into a Hybrid Electric Vehicle

When MIT unveiled designs for the Copenhagen Wheel in 2009, it generated a lot of buzz. The deceptively simple, self-contained system can turn any bike into a "smart electric hybrid" cycle by providing a

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COP18 Climate Change Conference in Doha Ends in Colossal Failure

COP18 Climate Change Conference in Doha Ends in Colossal Failure

The 18th Conference of the Parties or COP18 ends today in colossal failure. Not only have the negotiations failed to produce any meaningful emissions cuts, but 'Hot Air' permits that allow countries like

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Rick Perry Slams UK Program to Educate Texas Climate Skeptics

Rick Perry Slams UK Program to Educate Texas Climate Skeptics

Texas Governor Rick Perry has attacked the United Kingdom’s Foreign Office for its contribution to an initiative that tried to “educate” Texas politicians on climate change. Two state senators from

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FILM REVIEW: ‘The Island President’ Investigates the Submersion of the Maldives

FILM REVIEW: ‘The Island President’ Investigates the Submersion of the Maldives

If you only see one environmental film this year, let it be The Island President. The subject of Jon Shenk’s documentary is recently deposed President Mohamed “Anni” Nasheed and his

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Are the World’s Richest Nations Giving Up On Climate Change?

Are the World’s Richest Nations Giving Up On Climate Change?

Kyoto was a long time ago, Copenhagen was a failure, and the world is facing serious economic and social problems. With all these challenges, many of the world's richest countries seem to have decided

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INTERVIEW: Ian Garrett Compares the Culture of COP 16 and 15

INTERVIEW: Ian Garrett Compares the Culture of COP 16 and 15

There were a range of factors that made COP16 different than its predecessor COP15. For one, it was held in a tropical paradise as opposed to a frozen northern metropolis. But more changed: the

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GOP Investigating Obama’s New Fuel Economy Rules

GOP Investigating Obama’s New Fuel Economy Rules

Just four days ago, we were celebrating the news that President Obama reached a landmark agreement with 13 automakers to pursue a 54.5 MPG average fleet goal by the vehicle model year 2025. The agreement

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INTERVIEW: Patricia Watts On the Eco-Art Movement

INTERVIEW: Patricia Watts On the Eco-Art Movement

For some closing thoughts on the cultural flurry in Copenhagen, Inhabitat turned to Patricia Watts. As the founder of ecoartspace, she has been curating, organizing, discussing, analyzing and writing

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Scientists Consider Blocking Out the Sun to Stop Climate Change

Scientists Consider Blocking Out the Sun to Stop Climate Change

Britain's national science academy, the Royal Society, recently organized a conference at Chicheley Hall -- 40 miles north of London -- where thinkers from around the world gathered to decide if, and how,

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Norway and Jordan Sign Agreement to Make Sahara Forest Project Oasis a Reality

Norway and Jordan Sign Agreement to Make Sahara Forest Project Oasis a Reality

Way back in 2008, we reported on a proposal for the Sahara Forest Project, an incredible sustainable solution to resource scarcity that would turn the Sahara Desert into a source for food, water, and

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World Bank to Fund Carbon Markets in Developing Countries

World Bank to Fund Carbon Markets in Developing Countries

As COP16 in Cancun, Mexico winds down this week, and high hopes for a world-wide agreement on climate change fade once again, the World Bank has stepped up announcing just yesterday that it will fund

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COP16: Traffic Jams, Mired Talks, and Glimmers of Hope

COP16: Traffic Jams, Mired Talks, and Glimmers of Hope

The first week of talks is over at COP16 in Cancun, Mexico, and my brain is mushy. It's not from margaritas -- what's spinning me around is the political web of the talks, the freakishly high stakes, and

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Mayors of the World Sign Agreement to Address Climate Change

Mayors of the World Sign Agreement to Address Climate Change

In Mexico City earlier this morning, the mayors of the world made a pact to address climate change and we could not be more thrilled. The leaders of 135 global cities put their pens to the agreement,

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China to Launch Multi-Billion Dollar Renewable Energy Program

China to Launch Multi-Billion Dollar Renewable Energy Program

Photograph: Bob Sacha/Corbis China recently announced that it is planning to reduce its carbon intensity by 40-45% (from 2005 levels) and generate 15% of its electricity from renewables by 2020.

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