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Four Stylish Green Grills for a Sustainable Memorial Day Weekend!

Four Stylish Green Grills for a Sustainable Memorial Day Weekend!

Like many Americans, you may be lighting up the barbecue this holiday weekend — but if you want to set yourself apart from the bands of boring black grills, take a cue from our guide to

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The ‘Altoids Sours’ BBQ Grill Is Curiously Awesome!

The ‘Altoids Sours’ BBQ Grill Is Curiously Awesome!

Talk about upcycling -- this tiny barbeque grill is made from a single Altoids Sours tin, two salvaged computer fan guards and a handful of nuts and screws, and it's big enough to handle a

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EcoCenter: San Francisco’s First Off-Grid Commercial Building is Up and Running

EcoCenter: San Francisco’s First Off-Grid Commercial Building is Up and Running

San Francisco's EcoCenter is the first commercial building in the city to be 100 percent off the grid, and Inhabitat recently toured it as part of this year's Architecture and the City Festival.

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Inhabitat Tours San Francisco’s Award-Winning LEED Gold Bar Agricole

Inhabitat Tours San Francisco’s Award-Winning LEED Gold Bar Agricole

But Bar Agricole turned out very differently than it might have. Owner Thad Vogel, a Yale grad and longtime barman and restauranteur, had observed the trend among San Francisco restaurants of

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The UK Will Open the First Civilian Airport for Drones

The UK Will Open the First Civilian Airport for Drones

Drones, or unmanned aircrafts, are becoming more common and more affordable — and as a result, they're not just for the military anymore. To meet growing interest, the UK's Civilian Aviation

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Alice Waters’ Edible Schoolyard Launches Hand-Designed Levi’s Tees Over Lunch

Alice Waters’ Edible Schoolyard Launches Hand-Designed Levi’s Tees Over Lunch

Imagine a world in which schoolchildren eat organic, locally sourced lunches rich with fruits and vegetables — some of them heirloom varietals, some of them grown on the school grounds.

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Innovative RoundTail Bike Frame Cuts Vibrations 50-Fold

Innovative RoundTail Bike Frame Cuts Vibrations 50-Fold

Potholes and other pavement woes can be hard to take on a bike - they convert all of your hard-won forward momentum into up-and-down unpleasantness. You could cry to your local public works

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Study Reveals That World Cash Supplies Are Contaminated With BPA

Study Reveals That World Cash Supplies Are Contaminated With BPA

When you heard that the increasingly controversial plastics ingredient Bisphenol A, or BPA, was found in credit card receipts and other thermal copies you probably thought, Fine, I'll use cash.

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New i2R E-Paper Doesn’t Require Electricity for Reading and Can be Reprinted Over 250 Times

New i2R E-Paper Doesn’t Require Electricity for Reading and Can be Reprinted Over 250 Times

Is reading green? With one option in the form of paper and the other channeling electricity through the latest gadget, it's easy to begin to feel a little green guilt about one of your favorite

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Berkeley Researchers Say Carbon Pollution Can Be Turned Into Energy

Berkeley Researchers Say Carbon Pollution Can Be Turned Into Energy

It's a beautiful thing when innovators take two problems and turn them into one solution. That's the goal of a team of scientists out of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory who believe they

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MIT Fab Lab Helping Villagers Build DIY Wireless Internet Networks With Found Materials

MIT Fab Lab Helping Villagers Build DIY Wireless Internet Networks With Found Materials

Here's an incredible story about upcycling and human ingenuity to brighten your weekend: the MIT Fab Lab is teaching people in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Kenya how to make their own DIY wireless

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Can the Dynamic Duo of Bill Clinton and Michael Bloomberg Tackle Climate Change?

Can the Dynamic Duo of Bill Clinton and Michael Bloomberg Tackle Climate Change?

Former President Bill Clinton, a Democrat, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a Republican, are an unlikely team to take on global climate change — but Mr. Clinton has the connections

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Mexico Unveils Gigantic Green Roofed Volcano Soccer Stadium

Mexico Unveils Gigantic Green Roofed Volcano Soccer Stadium

In a way, it seems our ability to create buildings that blend in with their surroundings is the ultimate test of our willingness to accept that we are part of nature. And, in Mexico — as

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Japanese Space Agency to Use Fishing Nets to Scoop Up Space Junk

Japanese Space Agency to Use Fishing Nets to Scoop Up Space Junk

In a fascinating use of time-tested technology to address uniquely modern problems, Japanese space agency JAXA is teaming up with Japanese fishing net maker Nitto Seimo to haul in some of the

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Greener SF 49ers Stadium Plan Includes Eco Hotel Where Fans Can Watch from Their Rooms

Greener SF 49ers Stadium Plan Includes Eco Hotel Where Fans Can Watch from Their Rooms

When we read that plans to re-envision Candlestick Park (home of the San Francisco 49ers) were afoot, we expected to see yet another of the steady stream of proposals that look to professional

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It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a Flying Wind Turbine!

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a Flying Wind Turbine!

A new generation of renewable energy entrepreneurs are currently developing turbines to harness the wind in the upper layers of the atmosphere, where some believe as much as 870 terawatts (or 87

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Honda Unveils All-Electric Fit at the Los Angeles Auto Show

Honda Unveils All-Electric Fit at the Los Angeles Auto Show

The atmosphere at this year's L.A. Auto Show has been electric — literally — as one automaker after another has announced its foray into EVs. To wit: Honda's new Fit EV, which has a

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Electric Audi Drives 372 Miles to Break EV Distance Record!

Electric Audi Drives 372 Miles to Break EV Distance Record!

A tiny electric Audi A2 with a battery made by DBM Energy recently drove 372 miles from Munich to Berlin without stopping, shattering the world record for EV range. The drivers averaged 52 miles

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West Coast Green 2010 Gets the Green Crowd All Revved Up

West Coast Green 2010 Gets the Green Crowd All Revved Up

We saw several green vehicle models, including Saba Motors' carbon-neutral X-Prize finalist. This sporty beast can hit 105 mph and goes 120 on a charge! We were excited to meet Tom Kent,

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Go-Kart Powered by 6 Circular Saws Slices Through UK Derby

Go-Kart Powered by 6 Circular Saws Slices Through UK Derby

Just how powerful is your circular saw? Well, put six of them together and they can propel a go-kart and rider at more than 40 miles an hour. This important discovery was made this weekend at

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GM to Use Recycled Oil Spill Cleanup Materials in New Cars

GM to Use Recycled Oil Spill Cleanup Materials in New Cars

If you're in the market for a GM car, you may soon be sitting among recycled Gulf oil spill materials. With partner GDC, GM is cleaning and recycling the infamous absorbent booms from the Gulf

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Parisians Get Free Sparkling Water on Tap

Parisians Get Free Sparkling Water on Tap

We recently reported on bubbly going green, and now bubbly water is following suit. The Parisian water utility is offering free "pétillant" at the Jardin de Reuilly, giving lovers of the

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Stanford Researchers Develop Bendable Paper Batteries

Stanford Researchers Develop Bendable Paper Batteries

It's finally happened: Now even paper can be "smart," with the help of new paper-based lithium-ion batteries developed by Stanford materials scientists. The bendable batteries could power

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Central America to Tap Volcanoes for Renewable Energy

Central America to Tap Volcanoes for Renewable Energy

The troubled and impoverished region of Central America is rich in one thing: volcanoes. Spurred by increasing demand for electricity, several countries are moving to transform the thundering

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Boeing’s Solar Spy Plane Could Fly for Five Years Straight

Boeing’s Solar Spy Plane Could Fly for Five Years Straight

Political correctness aside, Boeing's proposed solar-powered spy plane is really freakin' cool: the company says the plane it's building for the DOD will be able to fly unmanned for five years

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Full Circle is a Cute Big-Wheeled Folding Bike Sans Chain

Full Circle is a Cute Big-Wheeled Folding Bike Sans Chain

For all you folding bike enthusiasts out there - the Full Circle, an entry in Seoul Cycle Design Competition, may make your city commute easier and more stylish. Unlike most folding bikes, this

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$10 Million Auto X-Prize Announces Ultra-Efficient Winners!

$10 Million Auto X-Prize Announces Ultra-Efficient Winners!

The Progressive Auto X Prize has just announced the winners of its $10 million contest to design and build the world's most efficient eco vehicle, and the grand prize goes to... Edison2 for

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First Factory-Built Fisker Karma Hybrid to be Unveiled Next Month

First Factory-Built Fisker Karma Hybrid to be Unveiled Next Month

Henrik Fisker, who designed Aston Martin's DB9 and V8 Vantage and the BMW Z8, is behind what his company is clearly hoping will the sexiest plug-in hybrid to hit the market — the Karma.

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Eddy GT Wind Turbine Is Sleek, Silent and Designed for the City

Eddy GT Wind Turbine Is Sleek, Silent and Designed for the City

If you launch a clean energy business in Manhattan it's almost a given you'll be inspired to start designing products specifically for the urban environment. Urban Green Energy has

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New Ultra-Compact Airplane Seats Pack in the Passengers

New Ultra-Compact Airplane Seats Pack in the Passengers

As budget airlines scramble for ways to squeeze more passengers into planes — some have proposed standing-room only tickets — an Italian design firm has what it thinks is a good

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